Every now and then Google will come up with something particularly clever—like its transformation of Google Maps into a global game of Pac-Man.

The Pony Express game has you riding on a horse collecting letters as you gallop across an obstacle-filled desert landscape, moving up and down on the screen to avoid cacti and fences.

The Pony Express’s first letter was delivered on April 14th, 1860, in a time long before email and texts.

Back then, the Pony Express was the fastest game in town, with a letter traveling 1800 miles in just ten days.theponyexpress

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