The best of Google's 8-bit April Fool's Day maps

GoogleMaps Game

Google has become one of the biggest pranksters every year for April Fool’s Day. Over the years they’ve put out several clever and enjoyable pranks. This year’s first one is also an Easter Egg with plenty of Google Maps searching for people to do.

They went 8-bit, NES-style. It’ll make you want to pull out the original Legend of Zelda and run around the maps from screen to screen. Here is the video as well as some of the best ones that we were able to find. Each is linked to the map itself so click away!

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GoogleMaps Mt Rushmore
GoogleMaps Area 51
GoogleMaps Sphinx
GoogleMaps Parthenon
GoogleMaps Washington Monument
GoogleMaps Sydney
GoogleMaps Buckingham Palace
GoogleMaps Lockness
GoogleMaps Google Headquarters
GoogleMaps Kremlin
GoogleMaps MIT
GoogleMaps Eiffel Tower
GoogleMaps Empire State Building
Written by Connor Livingston

+Connor Livingston is a tech blogger who will be launching his own site soon, Lythyum. He lives in Oceanside, California, and has never surfed in his life. Find him on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest.
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Markham Anderson
April 2nd, 2012 at 11:28 am

Why would you say, “It’ll make you want to pull out the original Zelda,” when these 8-bit displays allude to Dragon Warrior (a.k.a. Dragon Quest)?

 

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