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Google Maps adds a new Snakes game to Maps apps

Snakes game featured for the first time on the Nokia 6110 in 1997 and now Google has reimagined this game in celebration of April’s Fools Day this year.

You can play it on iOS and Android versions of the Google Maps app. All you have to do is touch the sidebar option on the left side of the search bar and you’ll see the “Play Snake” option. Instead of snatching points with a snake, you can collect passengers with a characteristic public transport system such as buses or trains. The levels have geographic themes and can be played in the cities of Cairo, Sao Paulo, London, Sidney, San Francisco, Tokyo and the World. There’s no actual snake this time, instead, you have to play as a public transport vehicle, like a Tokyo bullet train, San Francisco cable car or a London double-decker bus, and pick up passengers on an 8-bit map of their respective cities.

 

The company says that the game is rolling out now to iOS and Android users globally today and it’ll remain on the app for the rest of the week. It also launched a standalone site to play the game if you don’t have the app.

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