You might have noticed an extra pink bubble in your regular Google maps. Tap on it, and it will transport you to a Pac-Man screen.
Google’s April Fool prank this year was a Pac-Man game embedded into the regular Google Maps. The game can be accessed by a circle on the bottom right of the screen. Once you tap on it, it will take you to another blue screen with all the Pac-Man characters. You gotta guide your yellow character through the maze of real streets, feed it and save it from the colored ghosts.
Whoa!! Pacman inside Google Maps 🙂 pic.twitter.com/yGEh87Qcev
— Karthik (@beastoftraal) March 31, 2017
The location on the maps will be random where you swipe through the screen to direct the yellow head. You get five lives, but the game is not easy. The path in the actual game is usually in straight lines, but in this one, you will have to navigate through real life mumble jumble of confusing streets where you never know when you will run into a dead end.
Google seems to have quite an affection for the game as it also tried it on the web version last year. It also created a Google doodle version of Pac-Man back in 2010 to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the game. If you want to play the game, just type in Pac-Man on google. Mind you! This will not be the maps version.