Google celebrates Halloween with doodle game, Assistant interactions

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But today, while Google's game Doodle is still live, Bing swapped their home page out to show you scary movie clips.

It debuted its first Halloween-themed game in 2016 with Magic Cat Academy where players traced shapes to cast spells and defeat enemies, but The Great Ghoul Duel is a lot more complex by comparison. You can play it in your browser with mouse or keyboard controls, and it also works fine on mobile devices.

To play, simply head to the Google homepage and click on the Doodle image. Players must deliver their collected spirit flames back to their home base or risk having some of them stolen by their opponents.

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You can even receive power-ups like speed boosts and night vision by picking up turning in enough spirit flames, and you'll see just how well you did relative to the other players when the match comes to an end.

Where things get interesting is each spirit you collect is added to an ever growing line of spirits that trail behind you, and at any point a ghost from the rival team can swoop in and take possession of all your spirits. As you collect more wandering spirit flames, which will be blue, they will start to form a chain behind you.

The search engine giant Google dedicated doodle to Halloween day on Tuesday.

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Additionally, you can play with random people or host a game.

Several systems that run on the Google Cloud Platform made Google's first multiplayer game possible. Hosting gives you a special link you can share with friends so they can join your game.

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