Google gives an April Fool’s treat: Lets users play Pacman on Maps till April 4 – Both Android and iOS users can play the game
Google has repeated an April Fool’s prank it originally launched in 2015. Once again, people on Google Maps have been gven the option of playing the classic arcade game Pacman.
Opening Google Maps automatically launches the arcade classic, and a dedicated Pac-Man button sits above the ‘My Location’ icon.
Google Maps Ms Pac-Man is available on both Android and iOS, though some users are reporting slight differences between the two versions.
While Android users are being transported to a random area of the world, some iPhone users claim to have the ability to choose a specific location, says a report in UK’s The Independent.
You can also play the game on the desktop version of Google Maps.
“Starting now until April 4, you can chomp fruit, avoid ghosts, and collect PAC-Dots along city streets in Google Maps worldwide,” wrote Ms Pac-Maps product manager David Hendon in a blog post.
This isn’t the first time Google has transformed Maps into Ms Pac-Man, having pulled the same April Fools’ Day stunt back in 2015.