iPad Hungry Hungry Hippos and Other April Fools for 2012

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    It's April 1st again -- also known as April Fools' Day. Today also represents Apple's 36th anniversary, having been founded on this day in 1976 by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak.

    Here are a couple of the more ambitious pranks floating around the internet today:

    Hungry Hungry Hippos for iPad

    ThinkGeek has introduced a modernized version of the classic Hungry Hungry Hippos game for the iPad, but now with "capacitive-padded heads."

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    You can explore it yourself on Google's maps site.

    Article Link: iPad Hungry Hungry Hippos and Other April Fools for 2012
     
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    Cool now I can use google maps to navigate Pokemon on my gameboy :)
     
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    Usually everything Think Geek comes up with for April Fool's gets made. Remember the iCade Arcade box for the iPad? They sell it on their website and in Best Buys! :D
     
  5. Theclamshell macrumors 68030

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    I still want the playmobil Apple store!!!!!!!!!!! :D
     
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    Hey if they can have Simon for iPad, why not Hungry Hungry Hippos? I want it!
     
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    So, just so we're clear, the Hungry Hungry Hippos iPad game doesn't exist? :eek: :(

    It was one of my favorite games as a kid, and the iPad version looks kind of fun, if only for the novelty. :D
     
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    "usually everything"?

    http://www.thinkgeek.com/stuff/looflirpa/

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    Laughed at the google maps one... Especially when looking at Long/Lat 0.00000, 0.00000 and Microsoft in Redmond, WA.

    Boggles my mind that someone was paid probably for months coming up with the change that will stay active for two days.
     
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    The Google maps prank probably took a lot of work to accomplish. If you go into street view, everything was 8-bitified. That's sick. They must really have some Javascript wizards over at Google. :)
     
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    I can! The USB Pet Rock!

    They'll have a page where you can vote on your favorite April Fools item and if its able to be made they'll make it, but they only choose one I believe.

    If everyone wants the Hungry Hungry Hippos you better go vote for it ;)


    EDIT: Ok I totally read Arn's post wrong. I thought he wrote something like "Can you name an april fools item other than the iCade that got made" but his post doesn't say that at all...

    ...now I know its time for bed.
     
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    hah, I edited my post after I realized that they do make some. So you're not going crazy. :)

    But "usually everything" is still a stretch.

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    I looked but I didn't see anything : /
     
  17. ProVideo macrumors 6502

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    Back in my day we called it Dragon Warrior.
     
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    Mine too.Its also my anniversary on MacRumors. W00t
     
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    Nice one. :) We had this game when I was a kid. But to the folks who are hopeful it might actually be made, may I remind you that it was a pretty violent board game… You sure you want to replace the 2 cent plastic balls with your $500–$800 iPad? :eek:
     
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    Thats good to know! lol.

    I think one year they made two popular items but the rest (to my knowledge) has only been the most popular.
     
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    Ha....

    Ha! April fools to you too Macrumors!!!

    After so many clicks I gave up, but I did master the art of voting ;).
     

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    Is it true that they are giving away a free new iPad with the purchase of Hungry, Hungry Hippos and the Pet Rock?:D
     
  23. aoifeee macrumors member

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    I would never have realised that was just an April fool's joke!
     
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