Google Maps Gains Version of Classic 'Snake' Game for April Fools' Day


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Original poster
Apr 12, 2001

Google Maps has temporarily gained a new trick for April Fools', with users of the mobile app able to play a geographical version of the classic game Snake.

To play the game, simply launch the Google Maps app, tap the menu icon in the top-left corner of the interface, then select Play Snake.

Pick which city you'd like to play in - options include Cairo, London, San Francisco, São Paulo, Sydney and Tokyo - and then start picking up as many passengers as you can without bumping into yourself or falling off the map.

Snake rolls out on Android and iOS today, and Google says it will be available to play in the app for about a week. A standalone site has also been set up for anyone who wants to feed their Snake addiction beyond that time.

Google Maps can be downloaded from the App Store for free. [Direct Link]

Article Link: Google Maps Gains Version of Classic 'Snake' Game for April Fools' Day


macrumors 65816
Feb 9, 2016
Nothing on my iPhone X. Maybe Geogle CEO has to personally Baptise your device for Snake game to show up.

El Burro

Sep 7, 2009
I thought about downloading google maps then remembered google is no longer committed to doing no evil.


macrumors member
Feb 17, 2010
What do you mean; lame, awful. it's amazing. For us who grew up with snake it's a trip down memory lane.
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macrumors 6502a
Aug 25, 2016
Who’s going to go on Google Maps to play snake?
Me. I played snake on Google Maps today while I was driving. It showed up when I was trying to find the nearest gas station. I only hit a couple of signs and dinged a couple cars on the way. All good.