Searching for Dragon Quest monsters and other hidden easter eggs on Google Maps’s 8-bit feature just got a lot easier.
On Sunday, the search giant revealed more than a dozen April Fools Day jokes, one of which let users explore Google Maps as if they were in an old-school video game. The designers sprinkled in various monsters and 8-bit landmarks throughout. This led to a frenzy of people trying to find all of them on Reddit and elsewhere.
Now a special map, created by German programmer Nils Juenemann, has popped up that tracks the locations of the 87 monsters from iconic video game Dragon Quest. A Tumblr, titled Map-Monster, also took users submissions of various monsters and quirky icons people found.
Fans have spotted the Android alien logo placed at Google’s headquarters in California, a Loch Ness Monster in the Scottish Highlands and even an alien abduction at Area 51 in Nevada. Redditor nefarious_intent nicely listed other famous landmarks given the 8-bit treatment.
Unfortunately, Google forgot to place a wine glass over my apartment in Austin.
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