Google is playing April Fools Jokes today.
Also check out Google Maps in 8-bit
A dozen Google April Fools listed here
The 8-bit maps should be permanent. Dragon Warrior was such a great game.
Even my hardware vendor got into the game.
http://www.tigerdirect.com/sectors/campaigns/kube/kubex15.asp?SRCCODE= WEM3063TU&cm_mmc=email-_-Main-_-WEM3063-_-tigeremail3063&utm_source=EM L&utm_medium=main&utm_campaign=WEM3063
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