For a limited time, Google Maps lets you play the retro game in Key West

Screenshot of Old Town & the Key West Cemetery, PacMan style!
Screenshot of Old Town & the Key West Cemetery, PacMan style! Click to enlarge image

For a limited time (and only for non-mobile users), Google Maps is letting you play Pac-Man on the streets of Key West.

Mobile users can’t play the Key West game, but can play a select number of places, each hidden behind a riddle.

Here are the rules, according to Google:

You can now play the classic arcade game PAC-MAN in Google Maps with streets as your maze. Avoid Blinky, Pinky, Inky, (and Clyde!) as you swerve the streets of some famous places around the world. But eat the pac-dots fast, because this game will only be around for a little while.

Get a clue

You can only play PAC-MAN in a few places on your mobile device. Use these hints to figure out where!

Figure out the best places to play

  • Don’t drop the ball on the eve of your victory!
  • Triumph is délicieux.
  • Does a Galaxian bonus await at the top of those 272 steps?
  • Chomp your way to independence down seven lanes of July.
  • PAC-MAN and Ms. PAC-MAN can’t agree on which side is prettier: the American or the Canadian. Which side do you fall on,eh?
  • After a chat with the Sphinx, PAC-MAN sounds more like “Dokki Dokki”.
  • Pause game play to admire Chagall’s stained glass windows and have a bit of chocolate.
  • Can you score 10^(10^100) points?
  • Whether they’re flashing blue or sporting their natural colors, Blinky, Pinky, Inky, and Clyde are always kakkoii. Even Vogue agrees they’re living in the trendiest of neighborhoods.
  • Previous PAC-MAN lives don’t get to rest in a white marble mausoleum.
  • Head to the valley of the sun and earn your grade in the art of the game.
  • How well can you navigate the radiating streets of the distrito federal?
  • Victory is like gothic glockenspiel musik to our ears.
  • Pay special attention to Blinky – he might blend in with the dreaming red kangaroos!
  • You’ll find the Beach PAC-MAN World Cup here before long.

Come back soon for more clues!

To get started, visit Google’s map of Key West (here is a link:,+FL+33040) and click on the Pac-Man icon at the bottom of the page.  Below is a screenshot of what to look for:

Screenshot of Pac-Man feature added, temporarily, to Google Maps
Screenshot of Pac-Man feature added, temporarily, to Google Maps. (UPDATE: This feature has been removed by Google)