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Google Maps 8-bit

by GameMasterGuy Sat Mar 31, 2012 4:33 pm

Video here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rznYifPHxDg
Actual thing here:
http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&tab=wl
Surprised nobody made a thread for this yet.
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Re: Google Maps 8-bit

by alienjesus Sat Mar 31, 2012 4:36 pm

Haha, I just posted about it in Random Thoughts. It is really awesome though.
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Re: Google Maps 8-bit

by GameMasterGuy Sat Mar 31, 2012 4:52 pm

The NES part is probably just an April Fool's joke.
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Re: Google Maps 8-bit

by CRTGAMER Sat Mar 31, 2012 4:55 pm

You got me, it is an April Fools joke! This would be a nice cart for the novelty though.

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While we’re reasonably certain that the pranksters at Google have jumped the gun with one of their big April Fools pranks, we’re still the slightest bit hopeful that Google Maps for the Nintendo Entertainment System is a real thing. It’s almost surely not, but I still like the idea of bringing today’s software and websites to old school consoles.

According to Google, the new Google Maps for NES will ship on a cartridge, offering internet access directly from your old 8-bit console. A gigantic farm of computers in the cloud are said to transform the regular Google Maps experience into a version usable on the NES.

You gotta love the part where you blow into the cartridge “to fix bugs.” For now, you can play around with the 8-bit style Google Maps over at maps.google.com, then clicking on the “Quest” button in the upper right-hand corner, or by simply clicking this link. Be sure to check out Street View for more pixelated fun.

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Re: Google Maps 8-bit

by BurningDoom Sat Mar 31, 2012 5:00 pm

I saw this on Facebook, hilarious! "Blow into the cartridge to remove bugs." Ha!
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Re: Google Maps 8-bit

by o.pwuaioc Sat Mar 31, 2012 5:08 pm

This is so awesome. :lol:
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Re: Google Maps 8-bit

by eSPy Sat Mar 31, 2012 6:25 pm

really great! love all stuff they ripped right out of dragon quest...even the intro music!
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Re: Google Maps 8-bit

by ElkinFencer10 Sat Mar 31, 2012 6:37 pm

My mind has officially and completely been blown. :shock:
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Re: Google Maps 8-bit

by Godot102 Sat Mar 31, 2012 6:41 pm

I was just playing around with it! Its so fun to look at my area in 8-bit!
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Re: Google Maps 8-bit

by Anapan Sat Mar 31, 2012 7:15 pm

So cool! I just spent an hour on the phone with my friend while we tried to find all the enemies. We found about 11 of them so-far. Strangely, none in Canada so-far.
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