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Play Pacman on Real Streets Through Google Maps

Pacman was one of the most popular video games in the 80s. But with computers becoming a household item and smartphones becoming more affordable, it has been replaced by recent video games like Clash of Clans, The Sims and more. Although it’s no longer being frequently played anymore, Pacman remains in the memories of those who grew up with the game. This could be one of the reasons that Google has decided to revive the popularity of Pacman.


In Google Maps, you can now play Pacman using a small button that lets you play the game around your neighborhood or other parts of the world.

To activate the game, you need to log on to Google Maps. Then, click on the small icon on the bottom left-hand corner of the screen, which is beside the sign that usually lets users to switch views. When you click on the Pacman image, you will see the Pacman view, which overlays the game on the streets of the city you are looking at.


There are areas that have been chosen as the ultimate places to play the game. These include the Taj Mahal, Batu Caves in Malaysia and the Arc de Triomphe, to name a few. These areas have been marked, which other explorers can click to launch Pacman. Cryptic clues are given by Google Maps to lead explorers to other places, which can be found on the article about this new feature.

Shortly after the Google Maps Pacman was launched, an article written by Michelle Luo, Google product manager, explaining that, “With local place information and Street View, it’s easier than ever before to find where you’re going but there’s never been anything to let you know where not to go. With this update, we’ve added imagery of dangerous virtual beings, starting with Pinky, Blinky, Inky and Clyde. “When navigating fruit-filled streets, determine at a glance which turns to pass to evade ghosts and get where you’re going safely.”


“When you’re feeling a bit peckish, you can simply gobble up a few pac-dots or a cherry and keep on nommin’.”

If you want to try this game, you can download or access the Google Maps app on your iOS or Android phone, as well as log on to their website on your computer or laptop.

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