Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Fancy a game of Pac-Man? Head to Google Maps
Ever imagine what it'd be like to play a monster game of Pac-Man through the streets of your hometown? Now you can, sort of, as Google has built a fully playable game of Pac-Man into Google Maps.
To play the game, simply go to Google Maps in a browser on your computer, or on the updated iOS and Android Google Maps apps, and find a location near you with a good amount of streets.
From there, click the Pac-Man button in the bottom left corner, and Google will transform those streets into a playable version of Pac-Man. The controls are pretty simple: just tap on the up, down, left and right arrows to move Pac-Man around while you collect dots and cherries, all while avoiding being killed by ghosts.
April Fools' is Wednesday, meaning you'll see some pretty bizarre things. If this is Google's idea of an April Fools' stunt, it's pretty amazing. If you, like me, were totally jealous of that guy who got to play Pac-Man for real in the Bud Light Super Bowl Ad, playing Pac-Man in your town of choice on Google Maps might just be the next best thing.
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