Have you ever wanted to play Pac-Man using your hometown as the template? Maybe you considered the thrill of running from and chasing “enemies” through the streets of London, Paris, or New York City—or Portland!

A fun new feature on Google Maps will allow you to convert any city you want (that also has a decent amount of roads) into a shameless game of Pac-Man. All you have to do is locate the city on the map through their search engine then click a new “Pac-Man” button in the bottom left of the screen.

We briefly tried chasing Blinky, Pinky, Inky, and Clyde around Portland’s Pioneer Courthouse Square, and we heartily approve of this entertaining, though not entirely useful, update. Produced directly by Google, the feature even has a support page with recommendations on the best cities to play in.

To try out Pioneer Courthouse Square yourself, click here. What is your favorite city to play in?

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