Google Maps Brings Ms. Pac-Man to the Streets...Again

Camille Francis
April 2, 2017

Forget "Pokemon Go", now you can play "Ms. Pac-Man" on your phone!

To play Ms Pac-Man in your browser, simply navigate to to Once again, people on Google Maps have been gven the option of playing the classic arcade game Pacman. You'll be taken to special place in the world where the streets make for a well-balanced game of Ms. Pac-Man, complete with a little holding cell for Blinky, Inky, Pinky, and Clyde. Then select the Ms. Pac-Man icon on the main screen and watch your map transform.

Exhibit A is a video starring the Google Gnome, an outdoors adjunct to the Google Home connected speaker that consumers use to check the weather, play music, and look stuff up-all via voice command.

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Open up your app and in the bottom-right corner, just above the crosshair "Pinpoint My Location" button, you should see a mauve button with the image of Ms. Pac-Man. "My recommendation for the best "Ms. Pac-Man" experience is to zoom out far or head to a location with more roads", she wrote. This is a good spot to get warmed up before the real test of your abilities come into play.

Every year during April Fool's, companies come up with all kinds of weird and amusing ways to troll and trick their customers, and Google has been doing a pretty good job at pranking their users over the years. Over on the right you should see a new pink icon above the My Location icon.

To end the game click on Return To Google Maps. As soon as you swipe in any direction, the game starts.

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