Google Maps has temporarily gained a new trick for April Fools', with users of the mobile app able to play a geographical version of the classic game Snake.

snake google maps
To play the game, simply launch the Google Maps app, tap the menu icon in the top-left corner of the interface, then select Play Snake.

Pick which city you'd like to play in – options include Cairo, London, San Francisco, São Paulo, Sydney and Tokyo – and then start picking up as many passengers as you can without bumping into yourself or falling off the map.

Snake rolls out on Android and iOS today, and Google says it will be available to play in the app for about a week. A standalone site has also been set up for anyone who wants to feed their Snake addiction beyond that time.

Google Maps can be downloaded from the App Store for free. [Direct Link]

Top Rated Comments

rbailerum1 Avatar
64 months ago
Who’s going to go on Google Maps to play snake?
whim·sy
noun
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* playfully quaint or fanciful behavior or humor.

* a thing that is fanciful or odd.

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Reason077 Avatar
64 months ago
My Google Maps app was initially missing the “play snake” option. But when I force-quit and restarted it, it appeared.

update: It’s pretty lame
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
RodThePlod Avatar
64 months ago
More an Easter Egg than an April Fools though...
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Lazrhog Avatar
64 months ago
That's pretty poor compared to when they did pacman
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MikeSweden Avatar
64 months ago
What do you mean; lame, awful. it's amazing. For us who grew up with snake it's a trip down memory lane.
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