Google Maps update brings Nokia's classic Snake game to everyone

Google Maps update brings Nokia's classic Snake game to everyone
The classic Snake game that made its debut on Nokia phones back in 2007 and achieved popularity not long after, is now available to all Google Map users. Well, let's say that a very improved version of that game can now be played by Android and iOS users directly in Google Maps.

Apparently, Google continues the tradition of celebrating April Fools with a long-lasting gag that will be available to those using some of its services on mobile and desktop. This year Google has decided to make Maps the main platform of its gag.

All Android and iOS users will be able to play Snake on their phones and achieve high scores by picking up as many passengers and visiting as many iconic locations as possible. You'll be able to play in different locations across the world, such as Cairo, London, San Francisco, Sao Paolo, Sydney, and Tokyo, or simply choose to play in the World.

In order to start playing Snake, you'll have to open the Google Maps app, tap on the menu icon on the top left corner, then select “Play Snake” to start playing directly in the app. 

Depending on what city you chose to play in, you'll have to gather passengers with your ever-growing train and visit important locations around the world, including Big Ben, the Great Sphinx of Giza, and the Eiffel Tower.

The Snake game is now rolling out worldwide on Android and iOS and will be available from within the Google Maps app for about a week.

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1. livngston

Posts: 10; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

Snake did not debut on Nokia phones in 2007. It actually started on Nokia phones in 1998. But snake originated back in 1976. I even played it on my ti-82 calculator in school in the early nineties.

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