8-Bit Google Maps Released for Nintendo & GameBoy

8-bit Google Maps

It’s official Google has now released an 8-Bit Google Maps version for NES’s 8-bit video game system. The new video game cartridge comes with a fashionable Google Maps logo that is stylized just like your favorite Nintendo Entertainment Systems games.

Watch the Google Maps in 8-Bit Video Below

Google Maps NES MenuA video demo of the Google Maps 8-bit for NES describes the release as: “Google Maps is now available for 8-bit Nintendo Entertainment Systems (NES). Availability in Google Store is TBD but you can try it on your browser by going to http://maps.google.com and clicking “Quest” in the upper right hand corner of the map.”

A trial version that you can access right now on your desktop, laptop or mobile can be found at the official Trial Version link: http://goo.gl/i4onu.

If you’re using Google Maps at any time you can active the new Quest feature by following these directions: To access the 8-bit map you navigate to the location of your choice in Google Maps just like you always would. Put in addresses, city names or navigate to famous landmarks. Once you are there a “QUEST” logo will show up in the right area of Google Maps and will be pixelated in 8-bit format. Just click it and you’re ready to activate the 8-bit Google Maps release.

Many famous landmarks can be accessed through the new 8-bit Maps interface and you can find a lot of suprising things throughout the entire world. There hasn’t been much buzz about how efficient this works on the NES game system but many people are enjoying the new Quest Maps upgrade on their desktops.

Reddit users have enjoyed Google Maps in 8-bit so much that they’ve compiled many popular locations in the world that you can check out yourself. Places like Area 51, The Kremlin, Mount Everest, Statue of Liberty and more. We’re providing a list that some users have compiled below but for the latest updates visit the Reddit comments!

Most popular 8-bit Google Maps Locations:

ParthenonEiffel Tower, Champs-Elysees, LouvreTower BridgeBuckingham PalaceTaj MahalColosseumWashington D.C.Area 51Sandy Valley, NV – armored knightThe Pyramids at GizaSydney Opera HouseLeaning Tower of PisaChichen-itzaThe KremlinMount Everest w/ climberMount RushmoreStatue of LibertyTable Mountain, South AfricaAlcatrazAngel of the NorthAyers Rock, AustraliaBig BenBuckingham PalaceBuenos Aires CabildoBurj Al ArabBurj KhalifaByodo-In TempleCathedral of LearningCN TowerCristo Redentor, Rio de JaneiroDaimonjiEames House, Pacific PalisadesEaster Island MoaiEiffel Tower, Champs-Elysees, LouvreEmpire State Building, Chrysler Building, NYCFaneuil Hall, BostonFernsehturm, BerlinGateway Arch, St. LouisGeneral Post Office, DublinGoogle HQ Android and T-RexGracelandGreat Wall of ChinaHamamatsucho TrainHeinz Field (Steelers)Himeji CastleHollywood SignHoryu-ji, JapanItsukushima Shinto ShrineJapanese CedarJohn Hancock Tower, BostonKamakura BuddhaKinkaku-ji TempleKyoto University StatueLeaning Tower of PisaLoch Ness MonsterLoring Park, MinneapolisMaiham TrainMartin Luther King MemorialMITMonona Terrace, Madison WIMontreal Biosphere and Habitat 67Mt. FujiNagoya CastleNaruto Strait WhirlpoolNazca Lines, PeruNelson’s Column, LondonObelisk of Buenos AiresOne Canada Square, Canary WharfOriental Pearl Tower, ShanghaiOsaka CastlePandaPanda (2)Panda (3)Panda (4)ParthenonPetronas Twin TowersPyramids and SphinxRoman ColosseumRoppongi Tower (?)Roswell UFOSan Francisco Ferry BuildingShibuya Hachiko Statue and TrainSpace NeedleSutro TowerSydney Opera HouseTaipei 101Taj MahalTech Tower, Georgia TechTemple of Heaven, BeijingThe Kremlin and St. Basil’s CathedralTokyo Sky Tree, Sensou-ji, Asahi Beer HallTokyo Tower and Cherry TreesTower Bridge, Tate ModernTower Hall, San Jose State UniversityUnknown Japanese BuildingWalking to the Sky, CMUWhite House, Washington Monument, PandaWhite Rhino

Leave us a comment of any cool or new locations you found in the new 8-bit Maps version!

Google Maps for NES

If you’ve enjoyed the 8-bit Google Maps make sure you have a great APRIL Fools as well. Happy April Fools on April 1st, 2012.

1 Comment on "8-Bit Google Maps Released for Nintendo & GameBoy"

  1. http://maps.google.com/maps?q=eagle+rock&hl=en&ll=34.142853%2C-118.182421&spn=0.057256%2C0.09819&sll=34.142995%2C-118.180447&sspn=0.057256%2C0.09819&t=8&hnear=Eagle+Rock%2C+Los+Angeles%2C+California&z=14

    L.A. Residents are familiar with Eagle Rock, especially the Hipster Crowds that like the name of the area even though they’re not from here. Posers.

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