Playing PAC-MAN with Google Maps in Lubbock
Just in time for April Fool's Day, Google today released a time-killing version of its online Google Maps. With just a push of an icon on the Google Map screen, you can now play the arcade classic PAC-MAN with the streets on your screen as the game track. Click Here for instructions. When you select a location in Google Maps, click the PAC-MAN icon in the lower left corner to play.
For example, here's the conversion of the main part of the Texas Tech campus (including Memorial Circle) to the PAC-MAN game.
I can tell you that playing PAC-MAN in Memorial Circle is tough. Not enough power pellets and way too much territory to cover. Downtown Lubbock maps are easier to navigate through because the streets are in a grid.
In case you've never played PAC-MAN, here's the most pertinent part of the game:
- PAC-MAN avoids the ghosts
- pac-dots score 10 points each
- PAC-MAN can eat power pellets to attack the ghosts
- Beware of flashing ghosts, which are about to change back to dangerous colors
Let us know in the comments what levels you've created for Google Maps PAC-MAN!