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Google starts April Fools Day early with 8-bit map gag

Screenshot via Google Maps

Welcome to the enchanted land of Los Angeles.

Google's April Fools Day action is the release of an "8-bit Quest Maps" feature to Google Maps. But before you rewind your mind, consider the "upgrade" carefully, jokes Google, as your system "may not meet the requirements for 8-bit computations," notes PC Mag

The NES-esque look isn't just a pretty face either. Google Maps maintains full functionality as you plot your way to the wizard's cauldron. Or to Walgreens.

Have fun storming the castle.