(Pocket-lint) - Yes today is April Fools' Day and yes Google has overlaid playable Pac-Man on its Google Maps service. But why is that an April Fool? We consider it a nice gift from Google.
The little treat from Google allows you to finish your Google Maps journey planning or area scoping with a game of Pac-Man. Much like the Google Earth icon at the bottom left there is now a Pac-Man icon that overlays the game on the area you're viewing.
That means you can play Pac-Man on the streets around where you live, or anywhere else you fancy for that matter. Type your post code, for example, then when you hover over the Pac-Man icon a box showing where will become a game area is displayed then click to play it.
While this is just a bit of fun it's a shame Google hasn't quite perfected the controls. Since some roads go off at odd angles it's often tough to get Pac-Man down there. We ultimately got too annoyed at him getting stuck and us dying.
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So it's April Fools' Day and Google has unleashed this game, but we don't see anyone being fooled here – just a bit of fun to be had by all.
Follow the link below to give it a try on desktop or mobile.