Cruise Google Maps with Mario Kart


Super Mario Day is today, March 10 (i.e. MAR10), a day which celebrates the most iconic character in video game history.

Nintendo collaborated with Google Maps to bring the world "Mario Mode", an optional feature that allows users to "navigate the world as Mario". Just keep in mind to practice safe driving on the road-we don't encourage throwing bananas or red shells at other drivers in real life! In a report via Polygon, for the next week, Google Maps have the option to have Mario Kart play out route as you travel. All you need to do is update the app and look for the question mark, and then you will be able to enable "Mario Time". Once you get to the part where you hit "Go", simply tap the yellow block (you'll definitely recognize it), and Mario will appropriately appear. Once enabled, users would notice that the regular navigation arrow has morphed into Mario.

Outside of serving as a simple position marker, Mario himself doesn't really change anything about Google Maps.

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"Mario Time" will be available all week, and it's rolling out to all users globally starting today. To work, to school, or the spaghetti house.

Just because Mario is guiding you, doesn't mean you can throw banana peels and turtle shells out of your window! Yesterday they released a bunch of new content including a new Super Smash Bros. game which will be available on the Switch. You can also pick up some stylish new duds inspired by Mario, Luigi, Wario, and Princess Peach. This year Google has gotten in on the fun with a neat addition to the Google Maps app.

In addition to sales on Nintendo games, enjoy this week-long feature.