Google confirms Real Life is just another RPG


Quest Mode: ON!

*Also submitted by [thUg]

As an April fool Google Maps released an 8Bit NES version of its online mapping tool.

Go to Even "Street View" is in 8Bit.

Or you can just watch this trailer Google introducing Google Map 8Bit.

Posted by Skull @ 3/31/2012 14:04  |    10


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SturmgewehrKreuz (Level 4 Lieutenant) @ 4/19/2012 22:01

Sweet! and i cant find my house. :(

Opacus (Level 7 Ichikyu) @ 4/14/2012 02:16

 Also, try streetview, it's ridiculous in this mode.

Reo (Level 11 Sensei) @ 4/13/2012 16:27

It took me 50 seconds to locate MY HOUSE. From a view of the entire world. These are pretty scary times we're living in.

Oh and yes, the rpg thing is pretty darn sweet.

Sergiotron (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 4/13/2012 16:02

this is just AWESOME!!!!!!!!!

imnumberfour (Level 1 Rookie) @ 4/13/2012 15:09

 Now I know how to render leaves!

Adcrusher (Level 6 Major) @ 4/13/2012 13:14

Hahah thats awesome. I wished the real world looked like ths. 

Rayovatron (Level 6 SWAT) @ 4/13/2012 11:33


Blueberry_pie (Level 7 General Manager) @ 4/13/2012 11:04

It is no longer possible to select the NES mode option, but you can still trigger it by adding 't=8' to the URL like in the first link. I've updated the second link to include it as well.

It's cool that they even added sprites for various landmarks. I just wish they'd used a proper NES palette for Street View.

jamesmorrow07 (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 4/13/2012 10:35

 It still works! Awesome-sauce!

Rayovatron (Level 6 SWAT) @ 4/13/2012 08:55

 I don't think it's working anymore. 

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