April Fools' Day 2015: Google Maps lets you play Pacman on London streets

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Pacman on the streets of London (Source: Flickr/Kurtxio)

Google has brought some classic '80s arcade fun to the streets of London for April Fools' Day.

Anyone using Google Maps to navigate their way to a meeting might want to add some extra time to the journey - there are some ghosts to avoid on London’s most famous streets with this new maps option.

Simply head to Google Maps and choose the Pacman option to have a go at the game.

You can play around Trafalgar Square.

Or the City

Or London Bridge (capturing the experience of every frustrated commuter passing through the station).

Google has also shared some cryptic clues on where to find the best places to play around the rest of the world. Prepare to lose your entire morning trying to beat the scores of colleagues.

  • Don't drop the ball on the eve of your victory.
  • Triumph is délicieux.
  • Does a Galaxian bonus await at the top of those 272 steps?
  • Chomp your way to independence down seven lanes of July.
  • Pacman and Ms Pacman can't agree on which side is prettier: the American or the Canadian. Which side do you fall on, eh?
  • After a chat with the Sphinx, Pacman sounds more like "Dokki Dokki".
  • Pause game play to admire Chagall's stained glass windows and have a bit of chocolate.
  • Can you score 10^(10^100) points?
  • Whether they're flashing blue or sporting their natural colors, Blinky, Pinky, Inky, and Clyde are always kakkoii. EvenVogue agrees they're living in the trendiest of neighbourhoods.
  • Previous Pacman lives don't get to rest in a white marble mausoleum.
  • Head to the valley of the sun and earn your grade in the art of the game.
  • How well can you navigate the radiating streets of the distrito federal?
  • Victory is like gothic glockenspiel musik to our ears.
  • Pay special attention to Blinky - he might blend in with the dreaming red kangaroos.
  • You'll find the Beach Pacman World Cup here before long.

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