April Fools: Google include Snake game to Maps apps for April Fool’s Day quip

April Fools: Google include Snake game to Maps apps for April Fool’s Day quip

The reimagined Snake game will be playable in Android and iOS Google Maps applications for around seven days.

Keep in mind Snake? It’s back – in Google Maps form!

Snake, the iconic Nokia game previously presented on the Nokia 6110 of every 1997, has been reimagined for Google Maps in festivity of April Fool’s Day. You can play it on iOS and Android versions of the Google Maps application. Simply touch the sidebar option on the left side of the search bar and you’ll see the “Play Snake” option.

There’s no genuine snake this time, rather you play as an public transport vehicle, similar to a Tokyo bullet train, San Francisco cable car or a London twofold decker bus, and pickup passengers on a 8-bit map of their respective cities.

There are six cities to chose from: Cairo, São Paulo, London, Sydney, San Francisco, Tokyo. There’s additionally a “World” choice, where you get travelers from everywhere the Map.

Snake will be playable in Google Maps for approximately seven days, a Google spokesperson told CNET, although the tech giant did set up a dedicated site for it.

Google loves a decent April Fool’s gag. The company “announced” a NES-enlivened 8-bit Google Maps in 2012, added a Pac-Man game to Maps in 2015 and a Where’s Waldo seek a year ago. These are just a couple of the Google Maps-related precedents. The whole list is much more exhaustive.

Jason Hahn

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