Google made a free-to-play ninja cat RPG to celebrate the Tokyo Olympics, and it’s awesome!

Originally published on Sora News by Casey Baseel

The Google Doodle for the Tokyo Olympics’ start offers retro fun, insight into Japanese culture, and a skateboarding tanuki.

It was a given that Google was going to celebrate the start of the Tokyo Olympics with a Google Doodle, and sure enough, if you go the search engine’s top page right now you’ll see a picture of a cat dressed in a ninja outfit standing on top of a torii gate.

But two things are especially worth noting here: the “play” button, indicating this Google Doodle has an animated portion, and the pixel-art aesthetic reminiscent of 2-D

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