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Google Maps’ April Fools’ Day Prank Is Delightful

Since it is April Fools’ Day in part of the world at this point, Google decided to take a little time out to prank anyone who is out looking at Google Maps. Call up a map on the website, then look in the lower left corner where the “satellite” view button is normally visible. It’s still there, but there’s another button next to it:

Google Maps Pac-Man Button

Zoom in on a part of a map where there are a lot of streets, then click that button. Your neighborhood (or a random location if that choice is selected) is turned into a full-fledged Pac-Man game, complete with music!

Pac-Man on Google Maps April 1, 2015

It’s a lot of fun, but certainly won’t be a regular feature of Google Maps, so get out and enjoy it while it’s available.

Steve Sande
the authorSteve Sande
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Steve has been writing about Apple products since 1986, starting on a bulletin board system, creating the first of his many Apple-related websites in 1994, joining the staff of The Unofficial Apple Weblog in 2008, and founding Apple World Today in 2015. He’s semi-retired, loves to camp and take photos, and is an FAA-licensed drone pilot.
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