Play Pac-Man in Google Maps

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  1. Trickman

    Trickman Co-Founder of this glorious place Staff Member

    One of those April Fools Day web pranks, but a fun one...

    Play Pac-Man on Google Maps

    No one loves April Fools' day quite as much as Google, and this year the tech giant has gone all out with a series of pranks. It has launched an April Fool's Day version of Google Maps that allows users to play the classic arcade game Pacman on real streets.

    Google Map users can access the Pacman version by clicking on the icon in the bottom corner of the screen and then using their keyboard to play the game.

    The game is accessible on desktop computers and on the Google Maps app and allows users to play the famous game around the world's most recongisable streets or your own neighbourhood.

    At some famous locations, such as the area around the Taj Mahal and the Arc de Triomphe,, Google has added a Pacman marker that also launches the game because the areas appear perfectly matched to the original Pacman layout.

    In a blog post explaining the game, Michelle Luo, product manager at Google, said: "With local place information and Street View, it’s easier than ever before to find where you’re going but there’s never been anything to let you know where not to go. With this update, we’ve added imagery of dangerous virtual beings, starting with Pinky, Blinky, Inky and Clyde.

    "When navigating fruit-filled streets, determine at a glance which turns to pass to evade ghosts and get where you’re going safely. When you’re feeling a bit peckish, you can simply gobble up a few pac-dots or a cherry and keep on nommin'."

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    Play Pac-Man on your own street this April Fools' Day
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