April 03, 2018

Play 'Where's Waldo' In Google Maps

Forbes: It's April Fools' Day, and that's always a popular time for Google, the always whimsical ubiquitous corporate megalith. And since map integrations are among the company's favorite gags, this year we're seeing a familiar face that, in retrospect, it's surprising we haven't seen before. Google is running a little Where's Waldo game inside of Maps all week, and all you've got to do is open up a Google Maps window on your browser to see Waldo waving on the left side of the screen -- give him a click and you'll start playing.

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Golfdigest: The app then transports you to the first of several locations where it displays a scene lifted directly from one of the original Where's Waldo books. The first location, set way up in the Andes Mountains of Chile, features a ski scene where several people appear either dying or dead after slamming face-first into pine trees. When you find Waldo, tap on him and the app will give you the option to move onto the next level or linger in the carnage to find the rest of his gang. (Who among us could ever forget Wenda, Woof, Wizard Whitebeard, and Waldo's nemesis Odlaw, the Wario of Waldo world?) Google doesn't make you search the globe for the next location, though—the app opens it for you.

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