The lights are on
Google unleashed its April Fool's gag a little early this year. But regardless, Google Maps going 8-Bit is simply too awesome.
As seen in the video below, Google Maps has an 8-bit version complete with Street View. "In our pursuit of new digital frontiers, we realized that we may have left behind a large number of users who couldn't access Google Maps on their classic hardware," the company said in a blog post. "Surprisingly, the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) was unsupported, despite its tremendous popularity with over 60 million units sold worldwide."
If you want to check out Google Maps 8-bit, head over to the website and click on the "Quest" button the right-hand side.
"As the first NES cartridge to be released in nearly 18 years, we’re working hard to make Google Maps 8-bit for NES available in the Google Store as soon as possible. A mobile version for Game Boy is also under development."
Thanks to everyone for the tip
Well after all 8-bit games look good today than they did 30 years ago. Really can't go wrong with the idea....well besides the fact that the consoles will be hard to find. Plus love that dial-up effect. So old school.
HaHa that's cool im gonna start using it!
epic dragon quest music
SO AWESOME! Nice to know that Google has some Dragon Quest and NES fans!
Amazing. Just amazing. The best part is the little Final Fantasy-esque guy in armor questing along the line when you use the route button. That is hilarious. Also, I now know what my house would like in 8-bit thanks to street view. This is both funny and informative!
Google Maps 8-Bit is pretty sweet. Nice one, Google.
Well, they've got Kansas represented correctly.
Google, despite selling my information for better ads, you are still respected by me. :)
I think google maps should always be in 8-bit
An awesome trick :)) Google always pulls the best pranks on April Fools.
For more of their jokes and tricks, see: www.vectorash.ro/google-hoaxes-practical-jokes
Although I currently don't hold good relations with Google, I have to admit this is clever.
Please please keep this style on permanently. At least make let it keep being a choice. Its awesome going through my childhood streets seeing where I grew up in 8 bit.
Wow. Thats awesome
That's funny. I was on Google maps today and saw the Quest button up top, but didn't click it. haha Pretty cool, I hope they keep it there!
lol. funny April Fools. wonder if its the only one that they'll do.
Blow on it to fix bugs, pretty funny.
That is so awesome. I'd actually buy it, Google. I would. Great April Fools joke.