The classic snake game that you used to spend hours and hours setting the high score just for bragging rights over your younger sibling, is back. Google rolled out the classic Snake game on April Fools’ Day. It is a reinvention of the classic Nokia snake game. The game is available to play now on Google Maps’ apps both on Android and iOS.
On the Google map app, you will see the ‘Play Snake’ option on the left sidebar. Instead of using the classic snake design, you will be using a public transit to pick up the passengers as you travel through the city. You can choose from major cities like London, Sydney, San Francisco and Tokyo to choose from.
Snake, was first published and programmed by Taneli Armanto of Nokia back in 1997 for its range of monochrome phones.
Control the movement of the train using the arrow keys on your screen, each passenger earns you 1 point. Chalking off famous landmarks like Cairo Tower, London Eye or Sydney Opera House earns you extra points so watch out for those to add up to your score.
The objective of the game is simple. ‘Pick up as many passengers as you can.’ While doing so, you have to be careful not to run off the map or going against your own vehicle. The goal is to last as long as possible in the game and set your high score.
This is not the first time Google has surprised us with a classic tongue in cheek April Fool’s Day surprise. The company introduced Pac-man and Where’s Waldo in 2015 and 2018 respectively. To keep the fun around a little longer, Google has even set up a dedicated website for those who’d like to keep playing Snake as well.
Play the game now. Click here.