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Web Catch: Google Maps transforms streets into Pac-Man playgrounds


The folks at Google have proven that not all April Fool's Day ideas are created equal. Some are far more clever, as proven by Tuesday's Pac-Man-themed feature on Google Maps.

If you've ever wondered what it would be like if the classic Atari game were set to the city street grids of London, Sydney, or even Wadena – today is your lucky day.

As far as we know, you can set your destination to almost anywhere in the world. All you need to do is head over to Google Maps.

Once you've picked a location, click the Pac-Man button in the lower left corner of the screen.

From there, Google will transform your favorite streets into a Pac-Man playground. Use your arrow keys to navigate.

We tried out a few spots around Minnesota.

The Walker Art Center:

The State Capitol:

The city streets of Duluth:

So what are you waiting for? Give it a try for yourself. (Stay away from Blinky, Pinky, Inky and Clyde!)

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