Thanks for Wasting Our Day, Google Maps

For April Fool's, Google Turns the Whole World Into a Ms. Pac Man Game

By Ann-Christine Diaz. Published on Mar 31, 2017

Editor's Pick

April Fool's is that time of year when our inboxes are loaded with pranks, but this one from Google distracts us from practically the entire lot. On mobile and desktop, if you sign onto Google Maps you'll find that someone has taken over -- that goddess of videogame's yesteryear, Ms. Pacman.

The entire grid has become the classic arcade game, with ghosts, sound effects and all. And it may even be more challenging now -- the playing grounds don't always run horizontally and vertically, so you may have to take a minute to get your arrow buttons straight.

Go ahead, waste your day.

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Mar 31, 2017

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