Google Maps 8-bit for NES – An April Fools you’ll wish was true

Posted in Games on 31 March, 2012 (20:21)

Google have kicked off their April Fools silliness a bit early, unveiling their first product for one of the biggest consoles ever!

Google Maps 8-Bit Google Maps 8-Bit

It’s an 8-bit iteration of the google maps system, with all the features of the standard version including search, directions and streetview all wrapped around a funky retro style!

This video is pitch-perfect brilliant, right down to the technical explanation of “Hundreds of thousands of severs running to overcome the NES’s technical limitations” to “blowing into the cartridge to fix bugs”

Luckily for us all it will be coming to the Chrome Store in the near future, but for now you can check out the world in 8-bit by visiting Google Maps and clicking the ‘Quest’ button in the top right corner, enjoy!

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