Sunday, 1 April 2012

8 bit São Paulo on Google Quest

Google Quest screenshot

Google never misses an April Fool's day and 2012 is no exception .

Today we were tongue-in-cheekingly told that in Google's pursuit of new digital frontiers, it has realized that it may have left behind a large number of users who couldn't access Google Maps on their classic hardware. Surprisingly, the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) was unsupported, despite its tremendous popularity with over 60 million units sold worldwide. 

Introducing, Google Maps Quest, a complete 8 bit map product which as the Google engineers tell us allow you to "search for famous landmarks and sites around the world. Take an epic journey with 8-bit Street View. Get detailed directions to avoid dangerous paths, and battle your way through a world of powerful monsters and mystic treasures."


And what does São Paulo look like on Google Quest? Well, below is São Paulo's 8 bit NES Map:

São Paulo in 8 bits

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