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The game has a very retro looking, 8-bit feel to it.
The game has a very retro looking, 8-bit feel to it.

Google Maps lets you play 'Snake' this April Fool's Day with a twist

  • Instead of animated snakes, the game represents different cities with buses and trains for users to choose from
  • Google has included seven maps in the game

Adding a fun-touch for users on April Fool's Day, Google is rolling out the classic "Snakes" game on Maps with a slight twist.

Instead of animated snakes, the game represents different cities with buses and trains for users to choose from.

"To start playing, simply open the Google Maps app, tap on the menu icon on the top left corner, then select 'Play Snake' to get your daily dose of 90s nostalgia," said Omar Abdelaziz, Product Manager, Google Maps.

Desktop users can try the same by heading over to the standalone website created for the game.

Google has included Cairo, Sao Paulo, London, Sydney, San Francisco, Tokyo and World maps in the interactive game. The game has a very retro looking, 8-bit feel to it.

To play the game, users have to swipe their train or bus around the map and pick up as many passengers as they can. The train (or bus) becomes longer as you pick up more passengers, making it difficult to manoeuvre.

"Navigate different cities around the world in this rendition of the classic arcade game 'Snake'," the pop-up appearing on Maps titled "April Fools!" reads.

The game is available for all Android and iOS users, worldwide for a week, the post noted.

With inputs from IANS.


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