How to get Mario Kart on Google Maps this week

To celebrate Mario Day (Mar 10), you can now have the famous plumber as your navigator in Google Maps for a week. March 10. Mario. Get it? The option to switch to Mario will be available to drivers for a week.

The Google Map app just needs to be updated to the latest version on any device. 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.

Oh, and if you're wondering what March 10th has to do with Mario day.well, it's because of MAR10.

In simple terms, "Mario Mode" changes Google Maps' blue navigation arrow to a go-kart from the "Mario Kart" games.

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In celebration of Mario Day today, Google Maps is rolling out its new feature: Mario navigating your trips.

Google has likewise urged clients to share screen captures of Mario in their Map via web-based networking media, so pay special mind to #MarioMaps in the event that you need to see the unavoidable screen captures of Mario going rough terrain when Maps fouls up, and ensure that you don't post individual points of interest on informal organizations.

As a historical sidenote, Google and Nintendo have worked together before for these kinds of fun stunts.

In 2014, Pokemon was available on Maps as an April Fools joke that later resulted in the launch of the augmented reality mobile gaming app - Pokemon Go. Next to the "Start" button, where will be a '?' icon in the shape of the '? block' from the Mario series of video games.

Now, it's Mario Time!

If you're not a fan of Nintendo's arguably most popular creation, then you can just use the boring old navigation arrow.

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