For April’s Fools Day this year Google has done something clever even by that company’s standards: They’ve given players the ability to play Pac-Man on any map anywhere in the world at the click of a button.
“Welcome, Player 1!” Google writes on
the game’s webpage. “You can now play the classic arcade game PAC-MAN in
Google Maps with streets as your maze. Avoid Blinky, Pinky, Inky, (and
Clyde!) as you swerve the streets of some famous places around the
world. But eat the pac-dots fast, because this game will only be around
for a little while.”
This is a feature that Google should leave baked into Maps forever
because…Pac-Man on any street map anywhere in the world is just too
awesome to use only as a holiday prank.