It looks like Google is up to another one of their wacky Internet surprises with their launch of Google Maps 8-bit for the NES.  That’s right, you can now view Google maps in the 8-bit blocky style that was made famous by the NES back in the 80’s.  I’m not sure how long they’ll keep this feature live, so you better check it out before it’s too late.

They’ve also put out a parody video for it, but the Quest mode found in Google Maps is where it’s at.  Follow this link and click on the Quest icon in the top right corner to enable the iconic look and feel of the NES for your Google Map.  You can also watch the trailer for it below.  You’ve been thinking the geeks at Google are some clever SOBs…

Google Maps 8-bit for NES

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