Google goes big for April Fool's Day with pranks and games

Google Maps Celebrates April Fool's With Twist on Classic 'Snake' Game

Simply select the very conspicuous "Play Snake" option in Google Maps' app menu and you'll be greeted by a not-so-subtle reminder that no laws are being broken in eating up your passengers. Google has added a couple of cities to the game but you can select the world as well.

Google isn't the type to shy away from pulling off a good April Fools' Day gag every year.

Google Maps is the American tech giant's navigation software that is available on smartphones, desktops and tablets. If you are not seeing the Play Snake option, just close the app and restart it, the new option should reflect in the side menu.

Google has created a new version of the classic game Snake that can be played within Maps.

The game's available to play for "roughly" a week (according to a Google spokesperson speaking to CNET), so make sure to play it soon if you want a chance to grab a high score. You can choose between Cairo, São Paulo, London, San Francisco, Sydney, Tokyo, or the entire world map. The objective is to pick up as many passengers as possible with the Snake train. Don't run into yourself, just like in real life, or try running off the map or it's game over.

Google says that the feature is being released to both iOS and Android users over-the-air.

Google said in a blog post that the game will be available for a week in the app, but the browser version will be available much longer after April Fools' is done.

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