April Fools Prank: Google Maps plays Pac Man

By Chris Dawson March 31, 2015 - 5:28 pm

Google-Maps-Pac-ManSo it’s April Fools day time and doubtless many companies will be doing their best to hoodwink you with fake news or dodgy websites.

Google have gone one better however, rather than trying to trick you into thinking you could play Pac Man on Google Maps… you really can!

Scroll into any area of Google maps with a high density of streets (yes, if you recognise the map it’s Thatcham, I couldn’t resist playing in the road that I actually live in!) and then click the Pac Man button that appears.

Google-Maps-Pac-ManGoogle will swap the streets for a matching Pac Man maze and using the arrow keys on your keyboard you’re all set.

Let us know if you spot any other great April Fools pranks. Here at Tamebay HQ we’ll be keeping an eye on the eBay announcement boards and will be double double checking they don’t make any announcements intended to fool you.

  • Dave
    3 years ago

    It’s like an unlimited map for Pac-man. Pretty fun, I got to chase ghosts in my own neighborhood.

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