…well there’s still a day to see what else comes up on the interweb but right now Google Maps is #WINNING!
I could swear they did this mode sometime in the past, but I can’t remember. What is definitely new is the addition of the 8-bit characters and the awesome YouTube Video!
So go to maps.google.com and click on the “Quest” square at the top right, and you get the warning message
Here’s what happens when you enable this and go to seattle. Note: Space Needle and cute Google’rs
Washington, D.C. with the White House and GW Memorial and a PANDA!
Here’s New York City (I found another monster in Glouster)
Here’s Tokyo (Zenrin and Square Enix 8-bit Scorpion and Blob)
I guess check out your hometown and look for 8-bit game characters hidden across the world.
Shan-Ming Chiu just recommended going to 0,0 and going with a full zoom. There are two images there at max zoom and max zoom -1. Here’s the Max Zoom one.