Getting ready for a game of Pacman in Downtown Albany. (Source: Google)
To change your Google Maps function to Pacman mode, click the Pacman option in the bottom left corner. (Source: Google)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -
Have you ever wanted to play 'Pacman' on the streets of Albany? Well, we didn't know we did either, until we heard about Google's latest release.
Just in time for April Fools' Day, Google tweaked its Maps platform to pay homage to the arcade classic.
All you have to do is visit Google Maps on your computer, navigate to any location in the world that has several cross streets, then click the Pacman button in the bottom left. Start the game by hitting one of the arrow keys, then navigate through your neighborhood using the arrow keys, while at the same time avoiding the pesky ghosts.
Random Pacman Trivia: The ghosts' names are Blinky, Pinky, Inky and Clyde.
Once your five lives are up, you can share your score and see how you stack up with other players.
You can also play on your mobile device using the Google Maps app, although you can only play in certain places.
Good luck! Don't forget to collect all the fruit - and apologize to your boss for your lack of productivity.
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