As last year “April’s Fools” where they planted tons of pokemons all around the globe to be found via Google Maps, this year’s inside joke is even funnier and shows how much Google developers know of their users. And that is a lot.

Pac-Man on Google Maps

In this year, they went retro and added the original Pac-Man to be played inside Google Maps anywhere in the world. Well, anywhere with streets. To access the mini game (with the original art and sounds) you have to get into Google Maps (it doesn’t work on mobile versions), then you go to some city with streets and next to the window of “Street View” there is a new window with a Pac-Man image. Click there and the map turns into a huge Pac-Man level.

Kudos Google. You know your stuff.


Note of the Author: the image belongs to “Chas Park” a maze-like neighborhood of Buenos Aires

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Hernán started his journey in the gaming world in the year 1991 with his Family Game (the FAMICOM made in China). Later on, he made the pass to Sega Genesis that would be combined with a PC 486 won over a contest. In the year 2000 he got around a more powerful computer (64 mb Nvidia Board!) which led him to madness with games as first “Hitman”, Max Payne, Metal Gear Solid and Need for Speed Porsche Unleashed. Today, he is the proud owner of a more powerful PC (no that much power though), an XBox 360, a Wii, a PSOne, a Sega Genesis, a PSP, and a Nintendo DS. While gaming, he developed a passion for writing that led him through a couple of webs ( and a couple of magazines. He is also a writer in an online cinema magazine called “Revista 24 Cuadros”.

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