Google Maps transforms streets into giant Pac-Man game

Google maps transform into a giant version of the classic Atari game


Web Desk April 01, 2015
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As part of Google's attempt to fool its users, they have released a new feature in which they have revived the much loved 70s game, Pac-Man, which can be played on virtual streets.

The game, which can be played through Google Maps or iOS and Android apps allows users to play the game through virtual streets of their hometown or any other place they want to explore.

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By clicking the Pac-Man button in the bottom left corner, Google maps transform into a giant version of the classic Atari game.

 


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The up, down, left and right arrows allow Pac-Man to navigate his way through the streets and the aim is to collect as many dots and cherries as possible while avoiding the ghosts.

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To play the game, visit Google Maps in a browser on your computer or on the updated Google Maps app on your mobile.

The addition to the Google Maps feature was released in time for April Fool's Day and it remains uncertain how long the game will remain a feature.

 


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Google also featured an interactive Pac-Man game for its Google Doodle in 2010 for the 30th anniversary of the game.

 


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The Doodle came complete with the arcade game's trademark music and sound effects, and an 'Insert Coin' button where Google's 'I'm feeling lucky' button usually is.

Pac-Man was designed by Toru Iwatani and was first released by Japan-based Namco into arcades on May 22, 1980.

 

This article originally appeared on Mail Online 

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