Where’s Waldo, you ask? Somewhere inside Google Maps, apparently.
English artist Martin Handford’s creation is living in Google Maps for the next week, as part of Google’s annual April Fools’ Day celebration. You can check it out now in your browser or on Android/iOS devices.
All you have to do to play is open Google Maps and tap or click on the little Waldo graphic that appears on the edge of your screen. You’ll then be taken to another section of the map and prompted to start the game.
Clicking the button opens up one of Handford’s classic illustrations, containing not only Waldo but also his friends: Wenda, Woof, Wizard Whitebeard, and Odlaw, the evil mirrorverse Waldo. Once you spot and tap/click Waldo, you’re able to move along to the next “level” or keep looking for his pals.
Like most of the quirky, brand-fueled additions to Google Maps, the Where’s Waldo? game is a fun, little time-waster. And there’s nothing in this cute April Fools’ gag that could possibly torment Mashable’s beleaguered space reporter.