Snake will be available on Google Maps for around a week. It's also a tasteful April Fools "prank" that thankfully hurts no one except pixelated avatars. Google Maps is nearly certainly always a part of the yearly festivities: After 2015's resurrection of Pac Man and last year's Where's Waldo, this time around we're invited to play good old Snake on our favorite mapping service. Google Maps offers as many as six cities to choose from: Cairo, Sao Paulo, London, Sydney, San Francisco, and Tokyo. If you want to try it out, simply open Google Maps on your phone, hit the icon button in the top left corner, and select Play Snake. (You can play on your desktop by going to the standalone site).
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On the World map, you visit country-defining landmarks such as the Great Wall of China or the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro - and interestingly, you travel by train, not by airplane. The objective is to make sure your train does not run off the map or into yourself, just like the traditional Snake game.
Google says that the feature is being released to both iOS and Android users over-the-air.
"Navigate different cities around the world in this rendition of the classic arcade game "Snake"," the pop-up appearing on Maps titled "April Fools!" reads.