7 months ago
If Google Maps suddenly looks slightly dated, don’t be surprised. The GPS software from Google just got a little, temporary facelift, courtesy of Ms. Pac-Man.
The stunt is in celebration of April Fool’s Day, and lets users get a dose of nostalgia by turning their current location into a level of Ms. Pac-Man. Google has pulled this trick before. The tech giant pulled the same stunt, exclusively on desktop, in 2015 Business Insider reports.
The latest iteration of the game is available to those using their phone or computer. On mobile, just swipe to send Ms. Pac-Man on her way. On Desktop, she’s controlled via the arrow keys.
It’s especially fun in cities, since the real-life streets are transformed into the game’s maze. Just imagine ghosts chasing after Ms. Pac-Man through Times Square up Seventh Avenue.
Don’t have the Google Maps app? Click here to download it, but good luck getting anywhere with those ghosts in pursuit.