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Google Maps lets you play Pac-Man on your neighborhood streets

Owen S. Good is a longtime veteran of video games writing, well known for his coverage of sports and racing games.

Google's latest hack turns your hometown streets into a game of Pac-Man.

It works anywhere Google Maps has enough streets to show (if you're in a rural area, or on a long stretch of highway, you may get an error message, so just zoom out.) Above, that's Pac chomping down San Francisco's Lombard Street, the self-styled crookedest street in the world.

The mini-game features Pac-Man sounds and sights — including the death sequence and intermission tune. Just click the Pac-Man screen icon in the lower left of the map and then click the speaker icon.

Last year's Google Maps hack on April Fools' Day let people travel the globe to collect Pokémon.

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