How to play Snake on Google Maps

Keypoints

  • Playing Snake on Google Maps, instead of the snake, you steer a train to pick up as many passengers as possible in various cities, including London, Sydney, Cairo, São Paulo, San Francisco and Tokyo.
  • The game is accessible on all platforms and you can share scores on social networks.
  • Initially launched on April 1 as an April Fool's Day in 2019, Google Maps has hosted various games in its apps for a novel gaming experience.

Did you know that you can play the famous Snake on Google Maps ? It's another way of playing in cities all over the world, with a user-friendly interface. But instead of a snake, you steer a small train that picks up passengers all over the world. But what cities are available and how can you play Snake on Google Maps? Find out in the following paragraphs!

We released the article with the help of the official French website for the game Snake !

How to access and play Snake on Google Maps on PC and cell phones

Several sites explain how to play Snake on Google Maps on the app or in a web browser. We've put together the simplest methods to help you.

You can access Snake on Google Maps on any platform, including Windows, Mac, Android, iPod and iPad using a browser or the Google Maps application.

Here's how to do it on a PC:

  • Visit the official Snake website via the web browser of your choice.
  • Click on Start to begin the game
  • Choose from the list of cities available in the game, and off you go!

If you want to use it on Android or iOS, here are the steps to follow:

  • Open the Google Maps application. If you don't have it, download the APK.
  • Once on the app, press the three dashes at the top left of your device, then choose "Play Snake", which is located between Wifi mode and car mode.
  • You can then choose the city of your choice, and off you go for a train ride on Maps!

Snake on Google Maps, a fun single-player game to share on social networks

With Snake on Google Maps, you can choose from a wide range of cities in terms of both application and browser-based landscapes. You can choose between :

  • London;
  • Sydney ;
  • Tokyo,
  • Sao Paulo, etc.

As in the original game for Nokia's old cell phones, your little train in Snake on Google Maps will gradually lengthen as you take on more passengers, and you'll need to avoid hitting the edges of the Map or hitting yourself. But that's not all: you can also share your score on Facebook, Twitter or Gmail.

Snake game interface on Google Maps.
Illustration of the Snake game interface on Google Maps. Source : Alucare.fr.

The origins of games on Google Maps

Over the years, many adaptations have emerged, and Google has chosen to create its own in the image of Google Maps! Snake was launched on Google Maps as part of an April fool's joke in 2019. But this isn't the first time the app has been used as the subject of video game backdrops. In 2014, Pokémons from the Mountain Vieux company were "released" on the navigation application. This first integration had a ripple effect, and users could catch Pokémons just by tapping on the map.

But it didn't stop there. You probably remember Mario Bros on Google Maps. In 2018, The app replaced the little blue arrow on its GPS with Mario's avatar on the Google Maps map to celebrate the birthday of the famous mustachioed plumber.

At the end of the game, you can share your score, select a new city or quit at your leisure. Some of you may find a certain nostalgia for the 2000s by playing this game, as it was one of the most popular games of the time, popularized by the Nokia.

At the start of the second quarter of 2019, in April to be precise, Google had this wonderful idea to make Snake accessible on Google Maps. All you need is the latest version of Google Map. Have you tried this game on the app yet?

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