Finally! The 8-bit version of Google Maps is here

2 April 2012

Yesterday was a fine day for joking and prank-pulling – yes it was April Fool’s Day, although it turns out that our Mof actually IS pregnant with twins. Wow – congratulations mate – now we know why you’ve been eating nothing but sprouts and charcoal for the past three weeks.

But our favourite April Fool gag came courtesy of Google, who used the special day ‘o’ laughter to launch their new 8-bit version of Google Maps, with this demonsration video that shows how your trusty Nintendo NES can now run the global mapping system.

For the small handful of you who DON’T have a Nintendo NES, you can check out the 8-bit Google Maps by visiting the site and clicking on the ‘Quest’ link. Impressive stuff.


  • Mike H.
    Well done Google, what a way to waste money! bell-ends.
  • The B.
    Or: Google were obviously busy all last week creating ground-breaking new products.
  • PokeHerPete
    Slow news day?
  • Spencer
    Erm...... Yeah.... This might be of help to:'_Day As a general rule of thumb - dont take anything you hear on the 1st April seriously ok. Be it new products, news stories.... blah blah....

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