And the year of Pac-Man continues! It doesn’t matter where you’ve been or where you’re going, because today on Google Maps there’s a little Easter Egg that has the potential to stop you dead in your tracks. Today, you can indulge in a game of Pac-Man straight from your web browser, using anywhere with roads as your playground. If you go to Google maps right now, you’ll notice a Pac-Man icon on the bottom-left side of your screen, like this:
Clicking the icon, the location your map is set on is converted into a Pac-Man maze, and from there you can use the arrow keys to guide Pac-Man to cherry-gobbling prominence. Here’s how my map looked after Pac-Man’n it up from my location in Burbank, California:
Okay, so not the most ideal place to start a Pac-Man campaign. It really didn’t take much for the ghosts to corner me in this area of Google Maps. If the game was this difficult in Burbank, I can only imagine how tough it would be to play this anywhere in Boston. It’d be like playing Bloodborne with a blindfold on!
Looking to try your luck at some Google Maps Pac-Man? Head on over, give it a shot, and post your high score in the comments below.