Sunday, April 1, 2012

Google Maps: Now for the NES!

Google has really outdone themselves this time, creating one of my favorite April Fool's jokes of all time.  I couldn't be more excited to present to you, Google 8-bit, the latest way you can look up directions from your NES at home! Actually, its the ONLY way you can look up directions from your NES!

Google Maps online at your PC  has a new "Quest Mode" too, where you can put down a character, looking like it was swiped straight from Final Fantasy, and input it into the map, searching for monsters and maybe even visiting your own house!  Neat-o!

I was playing around with this for hours this morning, looking at all the 8-bitty goodness  in Egypt, Paris, Brazil, Australia.  I won't spoil anything, but they've really gone crazy with the detail.  Just poke around and you'll see what I mean.

They even mocked up a cartridge for the game, and a trailer for the technology!

Here's the official, very well done video on the new product:
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