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
Crap, I always seem to get typhoid by the time I reach Nevada.
I guess this is just a joke, but dang it I hope Google makes those cartridges...
That was so awesome
What a fantastic idea. Certainly made me laugh.
I hope they keep this!
I'm loving it!
What they don't mention in this article is that there are special monsters located on the maps. Good luck with finding one.
I have to import a famicom to use this?No fair...
Haha, thats awesome!! Looks like Minecraft took over the maps.
ahaha go on google
Does anybody else actually want this? It's just so awesome!
It would have been cool to have one of those prodcued for real, jajaja!
Its ghetto Pokemon...