Ms. Pac-Man invades Google Maps for April Fools’


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Get your PacMan fix in Google Maps.
Photo: Buster Hein/Cult of Mac

There’s just one day left in March which means a cornucopia of horrible tech “pranks” are about to be unleashed on the internet. Google is getting its gags out early and this year, the company’s April Fools’ Day prank is actually a lot of fun.

Google Maps added a new feature for users this morning on both iOS, Android and the web that allows users to turn city streets into a giant game of Ms. Pac-Man.

To unlock the Ms. Pac-Man game, simply zoom in on any section of Google Maps. Then tap the pink Ms. Pac-Man button above the current location finder. Google made a similar mod for its maps back in 2015 only with Mr. Pac-Man.

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Once you go into Pac-Man-mode, all of the streets turn into a map that you can navigate by swiping up. Watch out for the ghosts and munch on some fruit to get a high score. Each player gets five lives per round. You can play an infinite number of times, until Google Maps removes the feature on April 2nd.


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