It’s been a long time coming. Google have finally embraced one of the most popular computer systems ever sold, the Nintendo Entertainment System, or the NES.
After taking the world by storm in the late 1980s, it’s about time Google Maps finally offered a product that catered to this huge, dispersed market.
With all the features you’d expect from the wizards at Google, Google Maps 8-bit allows you to search for specific locations by typing or with a voice activated search.
Plus you can search for a route to your planned destination and be shown, in 8-bit glory, the available paths to reach it.
This revolutionary system was not developed without problems. To solve them, Google now runs more than 100,000 servers to overcome the technical limitations of NES.
It’s just like regular Google Maps, only in 8-bit.
In this fantastic April Fool’s video, the Google Maps team have gone retro to the point of almost become a hipster.
Well played Google Maps.
(Did you see what I did there?)