You can now play Pac-Man on Google Maps

Alex Yau
April 1, 2015

Google Maps has helped us reach important meetings on time and find iconic landmarks, but the mapping service has just been given its best feature yet.

You can now play Pac-Man on Google Maps.

Yes, you read that correctly.

To play Pac-Man around the Arc de Triomphe, Taj Mahal or even your own street, just head to Google Maps on your desktop or via the Google Maps app and click the Pac-Man-themed button on the bottom left of the page. You’ll then be treated to the arcade classic, which should keep you occupied during today’s lunch break.

Michelle Luo, product manager at Google, said: “Over the years, we’ve updated Google Maps to make it more accurate, comprehensive and useful.

“From imagery of the coffee shop down the road to the Taj Mahal, or turn-by-turn navigation that helps you get to your first date on time or find your way to a famous landmark… we’ve worked hard to give people the best possible experience of the world around them. And today we’re introducing our most ambitious update yet: PAC-Maps.

“With local place information and Street View, it’s easier than ever before to find where you’re going but there’s never been anything to let you know where not to go. With this update, we’ve added imagery of dangerous virtual beings, starting with Pinky, Blinky, Inky and Clyde.

For more on Google Maps, visit What Mobile’s Google Maps page.

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