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iPad Hungry Hungry Hippos and Other April Fools for 2012

It's April 1st again -- also known as April Fools' Day. Today also represents Apple's 36th anniversary, having been founded on this day in 1976 by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak.

Here are a couple of the more ambitious pranks floating around the internet today:

Hungry Hungry Hippos for iPad

ThinkGeek has introduced a modernized version of the classic Hungry Hungry Hippos game for the iPad, but now with "capacitive-padded heads."


Electronic Hungry Hungry Hippos iPad Game is everything you remember about HHH. All four hippos are present and hungry, except this time, the hippos fit over your iPad and the game board is an app!
Readers will remember that ThinkGeek first introduced the iCade as an April Fools prank that later became a shipping product.

Google Maps for NES

Google has created an 8-bit version of Google Maps for the NES platform - a cartridge based game console from the 1980s.


You can explore it yourself on Google's maps site.

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34 months ago
Ha! April fools to you too Macrumors!!!

After so many clicks I gave up, but I did master the art of voting ;).
Rating: 21 Votes
34 months ago
Heres one from our friends at youtube:

http://www.youtube.com/theyoutubecollection
Rating: 13 Votes
34 months ago
Cool now I can use google maps to navigate Pokemon on my gameboy :)
Rating: 12 Votes
34 months ago
I still want the playmobil Apple store!!!!!!!!!!! :D
Rating: 10 Votes
34 months ago
The Google maps prank probably took a lot of work to accomplish. If you go into street view, everything was 8-bitified. That's sick. They must really have some Javascript wizards over at Google. :)
Rating: 7 Votes
34 months ago
"Blow in the cartridge", classic.
Rating: 7 Votes
34 months ago
So, if Google Maps is calling this 'Quest' mode are they making fun of MapQuest?

Also, on Google Maps, Get Directions options they need to change 'Avoid Tolls' to 'Avoid Trolls'.
Rating: 6 Votes
34 months ago
So, just so we're clear, the Hungry Hungry Hippos iPad game doesn't exist? :o :(

It was one of my favorite games as a kid, and the iPad version looks kind of fun, if only for the novelty. :D
Rating: 6 Votes
34 months ago

Usually everything Think Geek comes up with for April Fool's gets made. Remember the iCade Arcade box for the iPad? They sell it on their website and in Best Buys! :D


"usually everything"?

http://www.thinkgeek.com/stuff/looflirpa/

arn
Rating: 5 Votes
34 months ago
Safari adblock is now showing cats instead of ads :D

Attachment 333527
Rating: 5 Votes

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