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8-Bit Google Maps

2012-04-01 08:03:16 GMT2012-04-01 16:03:16(Beijing Time)  SINA.com

Old school flashback! Google couldn't wait for April Fools' Day to prank the web with its 8-bit version of Google Maps, temporarily replacing its standard version. Shortly after the "upgraded" Google Maps went live, Reddit users posted world landmarks and historic sites that could be viewed on the map: the Parthenon, Area 51, Mount Everest (with a Yeti or hiker, say commenters), and many more "Easter eggs."

"PLEASE don't let this be a joke. 8-bit Street View is the greatest achievement in the history of all mankind," said one Reddit user. Someone else on Reddit added, "Google... I want this for android navigation! You already did the work. Just release it."

What do you think of Google's April Fools' Day prank? Would you like to use this map every day of the year?

(Agencies)

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