Google Maps where's Waldo

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Google Maps wants you to find Waldo on April Fools’ Day

It might not be easy.


Tess Cagle

Internet Culture

Starting Saturday, when users open Google Maps on their phone or desktop, they’ll see a waving Waldo—who wants users to find him this April Fools’ weekend.

Upon opening Google Maps, Waldo will appear on the upper left-hand corner of the map. After users click on him, Google Maps will invite them to play the game.

Once the users have begun to play, the old storybook cluttered images will take over the Google Maps screen and players will be asked to hunt for Waldo on the maps, as well as for his friends Woof, Wenda, Wizard Whitebeard, and Odlaw.

Google Maps where's Waldo
Google Maps

There are six levels that players can wade through, according to a screenshot, with Waldo moving across the world on the maps over time. Aside from the six opportunities to find Waldo, players have 24 opportunities to find his friends.

This is the second time in less than a month that Google has incorporated a beloved brand into Maps for a limited time. In early March, users were able to replace the usual turn-by-turn navigation arrow with Nintendo’s Mario Kart.

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