Someone Brute Forced Google Maps onto an Ancient Gaming Console
Tired of getting misplaced in one more Hyrualian forest? Can’t appear to seek out the suitable fort to rescue a princess from? We received you, fam … err, slightly, this intelligent man does. YouTuber ciciplusplus simply put Google Maps onto the NES for adventurers who’ve misplaced their manner.
Ciciplusplus was truly impressed by one among Google’s outdated April Fool’s Day jokes from 2012, wherein the corporate stated it was bringing Maps to the NES (after all, they didn’t). Now, 9 years later, this man discovered find out how to make Google’s once-almost-real imaginative and prescient occur.
The intelligent YouTuber was impressed by one other one that translated aerial imagery from Bing Maps into 8-bit tiles that resemble these from the NES’ The Legend of Zelda sport. Similarly, Ciciplusplus transformed Google Maps photos into 8-bit tiles from the Dragon Warrior NES sport (that’s Dragon Quest for you U.S. youngsters).
The finish consequence? A compressed and trendy reproduction of Earth, full with squared continents, timber, rocks, and rippling ocean waves. Different continents and areas are rendered in distinctive colours, and it truly appears to be like like a playable sport. And whereas it isn’t, sadly, you possibly can nonetheless navigate across the map with an NES controller (and no, it isn’t an formally sanctioned model of Google Maps—you gained’t have the ability to use it within the automotive or something).