You can now play Snake on Google Maps 4 months ago

You can now play Snake on Google Maps

We had planned on reading a book on the commute this week. Those plans are now in the bin.

Usually, being online around April Fool's Day requires you to second guess literally everything you read.

While there can sometimes be some decent online gags on the day (although not a single one comes to mind right now...), usually it is getting excited for an announcement for a few seconds, before crashing back down to Earth with a thud when you realise the exciting news story is actually a fake, because APRIL FOOLS!

Sigh.

Well, at least Google are doing something halfway different, and all-the-way more fun to celebrate the day this year.

google maps snake

Yep, from Monday 1 April, and for the rest of the week, you can play Snake on the Google Maps app.

All you have to do is select the option from inside the app, pick on the city you want to play in (Cairo, São Paulo, London, Sydney, San Francisco, Tokyo, or the entire world), and then go around the place, picking up passengers, as your train gets longer and longer.

The rules of the game are the same - don't touch the edges of the map, and don't touch, eh, yourself? - but Google were even good enough to launch the game on a standalone website (here) for those who don't have the app.

Enjoy!