Google adds Snake to Google Maps for Day of Fool Gag




Remember Snake? You're back – in the Google Maps form!

Snake, the iconic game Nokia first introduced in the Nokia 6110 in 1997, has been reinvented to Google Maps in celebration of the Day of the Lie. You can play it on the iOS and Android versions of the Google Maps app. Just tap the sidebar option on the left side of the search bar and you'll see the "Play Cobra" option.

There is no real snake this time, instead you play as a public transport vehicle, such as a Tokyo bullet train, a San Francisco cable car or a double-decker bus in London, and passengers on an 8-bit map of their cities.

There are six cities to choose from: Cairo, Sao Paulo, London, Sydney, San Francisco, Tokyo. There is also a "World" option, where you take passengers from across the map.

Snake will be playable on Google Maps for about a week, a Google spokesman told CNET, although the tech giant has created a dedicated site for it.

Google loves a good April Fool joke. The company "announced" an 8-bit Google Maps inspired by the NES in 2012, added a Pac-Man game for Maps in 2015 it is a Where's Waldo last year?. These are just a few of the examples related to Google Maps. The whole list is much more exhaustive.

Want to see more gags of the Day of the Lie? Head here for a comprehensive list. Do I hate April Fools Day with the fury of a thousand suns? Head here instead!


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