Google’s 8-bit version of Google Maps
Google has revealed the old-school Zelda-style RPG version of Google Maps. It has reminded the public of old school days, when 8-bit was a common product.
[hana-code-insert name='StumbleUpon' /][hana-code-insert name='Reddit' /] Whether Google will shut down this feature after April fool’s day or not but at this time you can search Google maps at the upper right corner with “Quest” icon with the click of which you can load 8-bit dial-up gaming console with low resolution trees, water and grass.
Google has written,
Google Maps is now available for 8-bit Nintendo Entertainment Systems (NES). Availability in Google Store is TBD but you can try it on your browser by going to http://maps.google.com and clicking “Quest” in the upper right hand corner of the map.
“In our pursuit of new digital frontiers, we realized that we may have left behind a large number of users who couldn’t access Google Maps on their classic hardware. Surprisingly, the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) was unsupported, despite its tremendous popularity with over 60 million units sold worldwide,” wrote Google software engineer Tatsuo Nomura on the Google’s Lat Long blog.
“As the first NES cartridge to be released in nearly 18 years, we’re working hard to make Google Maps 8-bit for NES available in the Google Store as soon as possible. A mobile version for Game Boy is also under development,” Nomura added.