Google’s April Fool’s Day Prank: 8-Bit Nintendo Entertainment Systems Version of Google Maps? (Video)

By on Apr 1, 2012 in Announcement, Internet, Technology, World Comments

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Google’s April Fool’s Day Prank, the 8-bit version of Google Maps, is tagged as the winner as this 8-bit version replaced temporarily the standard version, according to news sites, on March 31. There is still no word from Google though it is indeed a prank.

To a regular Internet user, it appears to be genuine, until users view the video giving instructions of “blowing” the cartridge. This has made some users suspect that it is a prank from Google meant for April Fool’s Day.

Reportedly, users who tried the 8-bit version of Google Maps requested that it should not be a joke, saying, “it is the greatest achievement in the history of all mankind.”

According to the video posted by Google at YouTube:

Google Maps is now available for 8-bit Nintendo Entertainment Systems (NES). Availability in Google Store is TBD but you can try it on your browser by going to and clicking “Quest” in the upper right hand corner of the map.”

Google’s Lat Long Blog also stated that Google’s engineering team in Japan has developed the 8-bit maps. It further stated that with Google maps 8-bit, users can do all things which they can do on regular Google maps.

Google Maps 8-bit for NES

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