Google Releases 8-Bit Google Maps Quest For April Fool’s Day

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Google has played an April Fool Prank by releasing a 8-bit Google maps. Google has also posted a video in which Google employees introducing the new version for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), replete with finicky cartridge and 8-bit music.

“With Google Maps 8-bit, you can do all the things you already do on regular Google Maps,” writes Tatsuo Nomura, a Google software engineer in a post. “Search for famous landmarks and sites around the world. Take an epic journey with 8-bit Street View. Get detailed directions to avoid dangerous paths, and battle your way through a world of powerful monsters and mystic treasures.”

“With Google Maps 8-bit, you can do all the things you already do on regular Google Maps. Search for famous landmarks and sites around the world. Take an epic journey with 8-bit Street View. Get detailed directions to avoid dangerous paths, and battle your way through a world of powerful monsters and mystic treasures,” he added.

To enter in the Quest mode, click on the Quest box at the top right corner of the maps. When you enter the “Quest” password, you might receive this message: “Your system may not meet the requirements for 8-bit computations,” which is a joke, of course.

Google has had a long history of April Fool’s gags. Last year it released Google Motion which allowed users to use hand signals to perform tasks in Gmail. And when users searched for “Helvetica,” Google returned results in Comic Sans.

See the look of Lucknow below in the Quest mode

We do not know for how long this tool will be available, , but it could be down as soon as Monday morning.

See the video to know more about this

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Deepanker Verma is a computer geek, web programmer and entrepreneur. He likes to write about technology gadgets and web security.

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