You Can Play Ms. Pac-Man In Google Maps Right Now

Game on: Google loves April Fools, and Ms. Pac-Man on Maps is a flawless way to start things off.

Google has made it a tradition of incorporating fun pranks into its products on April Fools. Ms. Pac-Man was the 1981 sequel to the 1980 classic Pac-Man, and is favored by many players for its increased complexity and difficulty.

A similar April Fools' Day joke ran in 2015, using Pac-Man as its motif.

Controlling Pac-Man is simple - tap on the up, down, left and right arrows to move the iconic chomping yellow circle through the streets to collect dots and cherries.

If you needed something to pass the time at work today, you're welcome. It will all be familiar to anyone who has ever played a Pac-Man game.


There are reports that the Android version of Google Maps will take you to a random location to play. How to play, you ask?

The game features the red-bow, lipstick-wearing version of Pac-Man, chased by four ghosts as she gobbles up pellets.

Either way, Ms Pac-Man is controlled by swiping on the touchscreen.

Then, as now, Google rolled out the special Maps mode on the 35th anniversary of its arcade cabinet inspiration.

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