Google has a long history of April fools jokes. I guess it’s pretty easy to spend time on ridiculous and detailed pranks when billions of dollars constantly flow into your lap like a busted fire hydrant. For whatever reason they’ve decided to drop this years edition a day early. Unless this is actually real. Which it isn’t.
It’s a pretty awesome looking 8-Bit version of Google Maps, optimized specifically for the NES. Wasn’t there actually a new SNES game released a couple months ago? There’s the commercial for Goggle Maps 8-Bit above, and it definitely feels like a legitimate Google ad. I’m particularly fond of the blowing on the cartridge bit. Though I doubt the NES version will ever see the light of day, you can (of course) play with the 8-bit version in your browser here.- Whole Milk