Google Maps Goes 8-Bit, Headed to the NES

on March 31, 2012 1:30 PM

While Yesterday’s announcement of an upcoming Dragon faction in World of Warplanes was pretty rad, this one by Google is hard to top.

The company announced today that Google Maps will soon be available on the old dear NES, thanks to a special cartridge designed with built-in internet connectivity. A demo of the 8-bit version of the application, showing a beautiful resemblance to the classic JRPGs, of old is currently available here by selecting “Quest” on the top right menu. 

Of course this announcement has a lot to do with the fact that in Japan it’s already April the 1st, but I have to say that Google deserves a hearty “well played” for this one, especially considering that the Dragon Quest version of Google Maps is actually a lot of fun to play around with.

Below you can watch the announcement video. Don’t forget to blow on the cartridge!

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.