Play Pac-Man on real streets via Google Maps
The all-time classic video game Pac-Man can now be played in Google Maps on real roads.
The game is activated by heading to Google Maps and clicking the little icon in the bottom left hand corner, next to the sign that usually allows users to switch between the map and satellite views.
Clicking the little Pac-Man image brings up the Pac-Man view, overlaying the game on the streets wherever you are.
A Google blog post emerged shortly after the feature, which read: “With local place information and Street View, it’s easier than ever before to find where you’re going but there’s never been anything to let you know where not to go. With this update, we’ve added imagery of dangerous virtual beings, starting with Pinky, Blinky, Inky and Clyde.
“When navigating fruit-filled streets, determine at a glance which turns to pass to evade ghosts and get where you’re going safely. When you’re feeling a bit peckish, you can simply gobble up a few pac-dots or a cherry and keep on nommin’.”
This isn’t the first time Pac-Man has come to a Google service.
In 2010, Pac-Man featured in a playable Google Doodle.
Try it out at www.google.co.uk/maps.