Google Inc. this week deployed Google Maps for Nintendo Co.’s Nintendo Entertainment System.
The new cartridge includes a Geometry Engine, Modem, ROM chips and a control unit to offer Google Maps functionality for the 8-bit hardware.
Users must rid their Google Maps cartridge of any dust and plug a phone line from the cartridge to a phone line for dial-up map access.
More than 100,000 servers are used to overcome current NES technical limitations and 8-bit maps are generated by Google’s cloud in real-time.
A trial version is now available at maps.google.com as part of the company’s April Fools initiative.