Google Maps in 8-Bit – April Fools Joke

8-Bit streetview

Sure to appeal to all Retro Gamers worldwide was this years Google April Fools joke. Its latest ‘product’ was entitled Quest, and was a version of Google Maps rendered in 8-Bit adventure style a la NES. It even renders Streetview in 8-Bit style graphics making the view of your local area a lot more interesting.

Google created the orientation video below to help you get started, and remember… “blow on the cartridge to fix bugs”.

To start your Quest and to see Google Maps in all their 8-Bit glory click here.

Author: Ant Harper

Father, Husband, website developer, avid gamer since the mid-70s and collector of just about anything video game related. 8-Bit microcomputer and Sinclair specialist with a huge Sinclair related collection of his own. Blogs about retro gaming here but occasionally elsewhere when people ask. Bored of Mario and never much liked Zelda. Performs quirkafleegs for cold hard cash. Often found destroying ice crowns in the Lands of Midnight. Remembers: Lunar Lander. Plays: Steel Battalion, Gears of War

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