Google adds Snake to Maps for April Fools' Day gag

Google Maps update brings Nokia's classic Snake game to everyone

You get your selection of cities including Cairo, London, San Francisco, São Paulo, Sydney and Tokyo.

Depending on what city you chose to play in, you'll have to gather passengers with your ever-growing train and visit important locations around the world, including Big Ben, the Great Sphinx of Giza, and the Eiffel Tower. If you don't see it listed, you may need to update. It would also be available online in a web browser after the week it was available in the maps app was over.

Adding a fun-touch for users on April Fool's Day, Google is rolling out the classic "Snakes" game on Maps with a slight twist.

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On social media, people are pretty chuffed about getting the chance to play the Nokia-classic, with one person writing: "Google never disappoints". Tap the sidebar option on the left side of the search bar to find a new "Play Snake" option.

Be careful around the edges of the map - unlike certain other versions of Snake, if you hit the walls you'll lose, so play it safe if you're picking up passengers around the edge.

On a blog post announcing the new addition, Google said: "Play Snake to get your daily dose of 90s nostalgia (boy bands, fanny packs and slap bracelets not included)".

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If you're on desktop - or just want to play it later, since it's going to be live much longer here - there's also a website where the game is playable with a keyboard.

For those who don't have the Google Maps app or just don't feel like using it, you can try the same on a standalone site.

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