Google has released a new mini-game in the form of a Google Doodle to celebrate one of the world’s most popular dishes – pizza. On this day in 2007, UNESCO recognized Destiny’s culinary art “Pizziuolo” as an Intangible Culinary Heritage of Humanity. To celebrate this, the quest giant’s latest Doodle features a mini-game where players have to cut a pizza into a set number of pieces while meeting certain prerequisites. The mini-game features 11 different flavors of pizza that range from margherita to dessert pizza.
The latest Google Doodle celebrates pizza on December 6, 2007 The culinary art of Neapolitan “Pizziuolo” is inscribed on the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. according to google blog post, “An estimated five billion pizzas (350 slices per second in the US alone) are consumed internationally every year.” The mini-game doodle also appears on the Google Search homepage.
As mentioned, Google has released a special mini-game where players have to slice a pizza into predefined pieces. The pizzas appear in the Google Doodle mini-game in this order – Margherita Pizza, Pepperoni Pizza, White Pizza, Calabresa Pizza, Muzzarella Pizza, Hawaiian Pizza, Magyaros Pizza, Teriyaki Mayonnaise Pizza, Tom Yum Pizza, Paneer Tikka Pizza, and Dessert Pizza .
In the Google Doodle pizza mini-game, players are given a slice of pizza and there is a prerequisite that mentions how the toppings should be divided among the slices. To slice the pizza, players have to click and drag the mouse from one end to the other. On touchscreen devices, players can cut pizzas by dragging their fingers. Players have the freedom to decide where they want to cut the pizza, but they have a limited number of strokes – three cuts per pizza. The more accurately a player cuts the pizza – meets the required toppings for each slice – the more stars they earn.
On the top left corner of the mini-game, Google defines how many slices each pizza needs for that level. As the Google Doodle mini-game progresses, the number of slices gets complicated because at that level the player may need to cut the pizza differently. For example, in the White Pizza level, players have to cut a pizza in such a way that there are three slices containing only the mushroom topping while the other three toppings contain mushrooms and broccoli.