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MS. PAC-MAN is Roaming The Streets in Google Maps Right Now

MS. PAC-MAN is Roaming The Streets in Google Maps Right Now

So today (Friday) is April Fools Day—APRIL FOOLS! It’s actually Saturday, but some companies are already rolling out their pranks a bit early. This year, Google‘s thing (assuming this is their only April Fools endeavor) is less of a prank and more of a fun easter egg for the fans: If you have the Google Maps app on your phone, you can drop Ms. Pac-Man into the world and play a round of her eponymous game in the streets that surround you (via Kotaku).

The game works as you’d expect: Find a desirable location in the app and press the Ms. Pac-Man button that should be on the main screen by now. Then, the roads around you are converted into a Pac-Man level filled with pills and ghosts. Check it out:

Like in real estate, the key here is location, location, location. There are some places in the world, like areas with really long and lonely roads with few intersections, that aren’t cut out to be a Pac-Man map. So, it makes sense that locations like New York City, with its grid-based road system, would be among the best places to munch on some pills. If you want to give the game a really pessimistic twist, try playing in some of the locations highlighted on the Sad Topographies Instagram account.

What are some good (or awful) places to try this out? Let us know!

Featured image: Google

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