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April Fools' Day prank? Pac-Man on Google Maps :-)

April 01, 2017 15:05 IST

We all know that Google has often played and posted prank videos and Easter Eggs on April Fools' Day. 

This April Fool's Day you can play your retro Pac-Man game on Google Maps.

Enjoy till it lasts, says Ashish Narsale.

So, move over Pokemon, here comes the Pac-Man!

 Pac Man on Google Maps

Just open Google Maps on your phone, tap the Yellow Pac-Man icon on the right and you are ready to play one of the most popular games ever developed...

Pac-Man is an arcade game created by Japnese video game designer Toru Iwatani and developed by Namco Limited, a video game developer quite popular in the '80s. 

Pac-Man was quite a rage then and still loved by gamers around the world. 

Google had even created a Pac-Man doodle on May 21, 2010. If you search for Pac-Man you can still find that doodle.

The Pac-Man game is a simple game played using just four arrow keys; on your smartphone just drag your finger to move the Pac-Man in the maze to eat the dots, but avoid the enemies touching the Pac-Man.

The Pac-Man stops only when he hits the wall. 

As Pac-Man eats all the dots, you move to the next level. 

There are bigger dots in four corners known as pellets; when Pac-Man eats those pellets the enemy ghosts become inactive for sometime, allowing Pac-Man to kill the enemy and earn more points.

We love the way Google brought this amazing game on every phone via Google Maps, even if lasts just for a day, and are sure that soon we will have more Pac-Man fans than those busy playing Pokemon.

Enjoy the game this April Fools' Day because we are not sure if the game will still be there tomorrow on Google Maps.

We all know that Google has often played and posted prank videos and Easter Eggs on April Fools' Day.

Enjoy till it lasts. Happy gaming! 

Ashish Narsale / Rediff.com