Google Maps goes…8bit?

By on March 31, 2012
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Google’s always up to mischief when it comes to April Fool’s Day, and this year is no different. The search engine giant released a video recently touting the power of Google Maps 8-bit.

As you can see in the hilarious video below, Google Maps 8-bit runs on the Nintendo Entertainment System, complete with the classic ‘blow into the cartridge’ gimmick that so many of us would happily repeat with our own cartridges. The video shows that the cartridge has an in-built modem to connect to Google servers, and allows users to quickly search for places and plot routes, as well as searching using voice.

It’s a cute little video that pays homage to one of the greatest gaming consoles of our time – you can check out a ‘trial’ of the 8-bit map by clicking here.

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