A-Team

Google Maps join the A-Team for movie promotion

May 17, 2010: 1:44 PM ET

Fancy driving the A-Team van around San Francisco?  There's a Google Map app for that.

Fox and Google teamed up to create a YouTube microsite application to get people excited about the upcoming A-Team movie. According to the (unofficial) Google Maps blog, Planet in Action was contracted along with Google engineers to build the application, which incidentally is quite fun.

Using the 3D renderings of cities like San Francisco and New York  you can complete basic driving missions to unlock more video trailers (hosted on YouTube, of course).

As you drive around, you can unlock extra video clips from the movie by performing specific tasks such as reaching (and holding) 100+ mph, performing a variety of jumps, traveling over 6 miles or crashing the van enough times [which is my expertise]. The collision detection with the 3-D buildings is very impressive and makes it pretty easy to crash.

The A-Team movie is set to be released in the U.S. on June 11 from 20th Century Fox.  Gameplay footage below.

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