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How to get Mario Kart on Google Maps this week

Google-Celebrates-National-Mario-Day How to get Mario Kart on Google Maps this week
Sherri Watson | 12 March, 2018, 18:12

And in honor of Nintendo's beloved and iconic character, Nintendo has partnered with Google and added a feature to navigate the mean streets as Mario in Mario Kart. The option to switch to Mario will be available to drivers for a week.

Munish Dabas, UX Engineer, Google Maps stated in the company's official blog, "We know a true Mario fan when we see one".

Starting today, Google Maps users can unlock the feature by clicking the question mark box at the bottom right corner of the Directions screen.

Google has brought this new feature to celebrate a special day, dubbed as MAR10 day, which is on the 10 of March.

Once enabled, you'll see that the navigation arrow has morphed into "Mario".

This is a fun little feature that seems to be especially relevant given that Nintendo has recently revealed their intentions to release a Mario Kart game for mobile devices. Mario alongside his great old Kart will hold a situation in Google Maps' arrow, which is utilized to demonstrate the area where the client is heading.

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. That partnership ultimately resulted in the birth of "Pokémon Go." A question mark (?) will now appear next to "Start Navigation".

Super Mario Bros, or Mario Bros, was first introduced in Japan in 1983 and has gone on to sell more than 40 million video games till date.

Now, it's Mario Time!

We can only hope there isn't some hidden blue shell waiting to knock you off your navigational path.