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Google’s New Release | 8-Bit Google Maps for Nintendo

Google has just released an 8-bit version of Google Maps for Nintendo Entertainment System (NES). When it hits the Google Store it will be the first NES cartridge to be released in almost 18 years.

So, to all you Nintendo people, it is time to celebrate!

According to Google:

In our pursuit of new digital frontiers, we realized that we 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.

Our engineering team in Japan understood the importance of maps on retro game systems. With the power of Google’s immense data centers, and support from Nintendo and Square Enix, we were able to overcome the technical and design hurdles of developing 8-bit maps. Today, we’re excited to announce the result: a version of Google Maps for NES, with beautiful low-res graphics, simple and intuitive controls, and a timeless soundtrack.

Google Maps 8-bit for NES


Map link to view the United States in 8-bit

Oh, and by the way, Google wanted me to tell you:



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