You can now play Ms Pac-Man in Google Maps, really

Janie Parker
April 2, 2017

Type in "zerg rush" - a nod to the Blizzard game StarCraft - and you'll see several O's from the Google logo drop down and starting eating away at search results. It says "insert coin".

Reviving the gag it's offered before, Google has enabled the ability to play Ms. Pac-Man using the streets in most areas on Google Maps. It was in 2015, when Google had first introduced a Pac-Man game inside the Maps app on April Fools' Day.

When you click on the icon, the game opens superimposed over the streets of your city. Luckily for you, Ms. Pac-Man zips straight through Lombard with no troubles at all.

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April Fools Day can be a divisive time.

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Playing Ms Pac-Man on Google's iOS and Android mobile apps differs slightly.

The line between real tech news and the stuff of April Fools' Day jokes is getting thinner.

While the option to play remotely on a desktop supposedly exists, we've tried on several different computers, and have yet to successfully get the game to load. "My recommendation for the best "Ms. Pac-Man" experience is to zoom out far or head to a location with more roads", she wrote. Pac-Man Mania first started with the release of the original Pac-Man way back in 1980 and with it being nearly an instant hit, it wasn't long before Ms. Pac-Man was released in 1981.

Give it a go for yourself. but don't blame us if you find yourself staring at a screen come 1am lamenting having wasted a good Friday evening.

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