31 Mar '12, 4pm

Google Maps has 8-bit version. Really. We're not kidding, even though it's April Fools' Day.

Google Maps has 8-bit version. Really. We're not kidding, even though it's April Fools' Day.

Google has just announced the availability of its Google Maps for the 8-bit Nintendo Entertainment System (NES). Users can also get a feel of how Google Maps for NES works by going to Google Maps and switch to an 8-bit version by clicking on "Quest" at the top right. And yes, Happy April's Fool Day, everybody! As usual, Google has a knack of doing something that tugs at the heartstrings of us geeks. This April's Fool prank has so many references that will be similar to those of us who have spent hours on the NES slaying monsters, leveling up and saving the world in a role-playing game. In fact, Google even uploaded a video onto its YouTube channel, to showcase how the 8-bit Google Maps works. So what are the references that you might be able to identify? 1. Blowing on the cartridge when the game refuses to load. Yes, this is definitely one of the first things we learned ab...

Full article: http://www.hardwarezone.com.sg/tech-news-google-maps-goes...

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