You Can Play Pac-Man on Google Maps Right Now
Google's April Fool's Easter egg will have you running from ghosts in your neighbourhood.
April 01, 2015
There's one day a year when we don't trust anything. No dramatic headline, no kindly bought cup of coffee, no suspiciously fine-looking chair. But here's one you can believe. After letting you catch Pokemon worldwide last year, Google Maps has unleashed its 2015 April Fools Day Easter egg — this time turning the whole world into a game of Pac-Man.
Head over to Maps if you think we're pulling something. Click on the Pac-Man icon at the bottom left of the screen and wait for Google to check out your neighbourhood. After analysing the streets, your location will be deemed fit for play or you'll be prompted to find a new preprepared playground by clicking the ol' 'I'm Feeling Lucky'. Then tear your to-do list in half because you'll be chasing cherries and avoiding Blinky, Pinky, Inky (and Clyde) around your neighbourhood all day.
On mobile, you'll have to play in designated areas — but you have to find 'em. There's a whole bunch of riddles at this Google support page to find hidden Pac-Man pins around the world (you can also track these down on your desktop).
Now head on over to Google Maps and angle your computer screen away from your boss's office.