You may have noticed something special when you opened Google Maps on your phone today. This April Fools’ Day, we’ve reimagined the classic game Snake by adding our own twist on Maps.
You can slither through different locations across the world—including Cairo, London, San Francisco, São Paulo, Sydney, and Tokyo. Instead of a snake, you’ll navigate the 8-bit map as a mode of transportation that changes depending on the city you choose.
To start playing, simply open the Google Maps app, tap on the menu icon on the top left corner, then select Play Snake. Then choose a city and start picking up as many passengers as you can as your train travels around the world—stopping everywhere from Big Ben, to the Great Sphinx of Giza, to the Eiffel Tower. But make sure you don’t run off the map (or into yourself)!
Snake on Google Maps rolls out worldwide on Android and iOS today and will be live in the app for about a week. Share your high scores on social media using #GoogleMapsSnake!
Looking to play on a bigger screen? Visit our standalone site to play long after April Fools is over.