But then on Thursday, YouTube host and streamer Trisha Hershberger was among the first to receive a notification in Google Maps that she could "navigate [her] world as Mario to celebrate Mario Day on March 10th". If there's a sudden spike in people going outdoors this weekend, now you know why. 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 enabled, you'll see that the navigation arrow has morphed into-who else?-Mario. On Thursday, Google tweeted an image of Street View in Venice, Louisiana with banana peels from Mario Kart lining the road. We can only hope there isn't some hidden blue shell waiting to knock you off your navigational path. Once you do, Google Maps will get a dash of Mario Kart as the little guy zips around and tracks your own peramubulations as you use the app for navigation. Just do not forget to practice safe driving on the road-we don't encourage throwing bananas or red shells at other drivers in real life! Make sure not to post any personal details like where you live or work.