Mario Becomes Your Navigator On Google Maps For Mario Day

Mario comes to Google Maps

You can now turn your Google Maps into a version of Mario Kart

Nintendo and Google have teamed up to celebrate National Mario Day (which is actually March 10th) with a special Google Maps tribute to Mario Kart.

On March 10, which has been dubbed "Mario Day", Google made a decision to give users the chance to be guided by Super Mario himself. "To get to Mario Time, tap on the yellow "?" symbol that is accessible in the base right of the Google Maps application in the wake of updating the application to the most recent version. They hum the Super Mario Bros. background music on repeat, daydream about collecting gold coins and 1-UP mushrooms, and want nothing more than to traverse the Mushroom Kingdom with Luigi, Toad, and Yoshi to rescue Princess Peach from Bowser. You will need to update your app in order to access this feature, but doing so should trigger a prompt that requests permission to replace the standard tracker with Mario.

Once you're on your way, you'll hear Mario say "Let's a go!" and the Google navigation arrow is transformed into Mario driving the iconic Mario Kart. Well, that's what Google said in a blog recently.

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The popular racing game series debuted in 1992 with the SNES game Super Mario Kart.

Gamification was missing on Google Maps and by paying homage to the Nintendo game, things like Donkey Kong and other games may show up as icons on Google Maps.

The feature only lasts for a week, so enjoy Mario Time while you can.

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