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For April Fools’ Day, Google turns maps into Pac-Man game

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MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Wednesday is April Fools’ Day, and the creative people at Google rarely disappoint.

This year is no exception.

The company has added an option on Google Maps that enables users to turn city streets into the classic arcade game Pac-Man, complete with the multicolored ghosts and famous music.

Users can turn Google Maps into a Pac-Man game as part of Google's April Fools' Day prank.

Users can turn Google Maps into a Pac-Man game as part of Google’s April Fools’ Day prank.

All the user has to do is click an icon in the lower left of the screen to begin the game.


Google Maps’ support page includes a list of clues to find the best locations to play the game. The feature is also available in the Google Maps mobile application.

Last year for April Fools’ Day, Google had users try to catch Pokemon on Google Maps.