Google Maps Celebrates April Fool's With Twist on Classic 'Snake' Game

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You can choose between Cairo, São Paulo, London, San Francisco, Sydney, Tokyo, or the entire world map.

Its annual April Fools' Day joke involves turning Google Maps into a giant game of Snake.

Be careful around the edges of the map - unlike certain other versions of Snake, if you hit the walls you'll lose, so play it safe if you're picking up passengers around the edge.

Google Maps Snake will be available on Google Maps app for Android and iOS for close to a week, after which it would still be playable on this website. After selecting the city, the users can simply swipe to move their bus or train around the map to pick up passengers.

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Google Maps has a fun new eater egg. You can also pick up famous landmarks, such as the London Eye, to earn extra points. If you don't see it listed, you may need to update. While the Easter Egg is expected to expire in a week, this site might let you play the game later as well.

Google said in a blog post that the game will be available for a week in the app, but the browser version will be available much longer after April Fools' is done.

This isn't the first time Google Maps has treated us all to a gaming classic, last year, in honour of Mario Day on 10 March (or to put it another way: MAR10), it added Mario in his little Kart to help you find your way. Snake, AKA the game that made having a Nokia 3310 worth it, is being dragged not only into 2019 but also into our fair city.