Google Maps is turning into 'Mario Kart' today to celebrate Mario Day

Google Maps is turning into 'Mario Kart' today to celebrate Mario Day

Tapping the question mark will launch the Mario Time screen and allow you to move forward with navigation.

To activate Mario Time, enter a destination and request directions in Google Maps.

For a week starting today, one can replace the regular blue navigation arrow with an image of Mario riding a go kart. The update made available from today itself so you would be able to bring the Mario to your Google Maps by updating this application on a respective Smartphone.

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To use Mario to navigate around Google Maps, first, you must make sure you're on the latest version by updating the app in the Google Play Store.

This is far from the first time that Google Maps has participated in gaming-inspired map themes, most of which have been Nintendo-related.

March 10 is when we all gather together for a special holiday- MAR10 Day! While that sounds like a unsafe combo, Google is simply changing the driver's icon in Google Maps to a digital Mario motoring along in his staple red kart. You can also pick up some stylish new duds inspired by Mario, Luigi, Wario, and Princess Peach. The offer is here to celebrate the Mario day and will last till March 25th. So if you unlock the game's premium features through in-app purchase, it will cost you just $4.99 instead of 9.99.