Google has been having the reputation to put up some time-waster games every year on April Fools' Day. In 2015, we have seen a Pac-Man game added to Google Maps and guess what, this year was no different with the once widely popular Snake.

A little flashback to the real one

For your information, the original Snake game came out on Nokia 22 years ago, in 1997. You played as a real snake and attempted to eat the dots (or food, if you prefer) to grow as long as you can. (2)

This is the childhood game of many gamers out there.

On the other hand, the 2019 version of the game was temporarily available to play on Google Maps. Also, Google included it for both Android and iOS devices yesterday, and it should stay there for the rest of the week. The title was free-to-play, and you don’t need to download anything.

Simple but fun

In this special version by Google, instead of an actual snake, you’ll be controlling a train! You’ll travel across pixelated real-life locations like Tokyo, Cairo, London, Cairo and gather people as well as landmarks.

Here's how the pixelated real-world map/gameplay looks like.

Simply pick a starting city, then start swiping to make the train move in order to pick up passengers and buildings. The more the merrier, your train should be longer and longer until hubris knocks you down. Everything is not at all new but let’s say it’s a cute little game to play on this unholiest holiday.

Try Snake now

You can play the game right now if you want from your browser. Another way is to gain access via Google Maps. Simply click the icon with 3 lines from the top and to the left of the app, close to the search bar. In case you’re not seeing, try updating Google Maps and see what happen.

Snake is only available for a short period of time, try it now while you still can.

When you get Snake going, don’t forget to public your scores and let everyone knows about it too.