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Google Maps turned into Mario Kart for Mario Day

11 March, 2018, 01:08 | Author: Lloyd Doyle
  • Mario can guide you around town in Google Maps as part of the Mario Day celebrations

But did you know today is actually National Mario Day?

(Web Desk) - In view of the partnership between Google and Nintendo ahead of Mario Day, March 10, the search engine giant has placed the beloved gaming character Mario in the Google Maps.

Good bye for a week to the random Google Maps lady and her accent and say hello to Super Mario for directions. After this, you should see the Mario on his Kart vehicle instead of auto while navigating the Google Maps. The new update looks quite promising as it brings a whole new live Mario to the navigation maps using Google Maps on your device. 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.

Google calls this special occasion Mario Time, and to celebrate Mario will be on Google Maps.

"Ready to take a drive with Mario?"

That's a name you've undoubtedly heard, whether you're a major Nintendo fanboy or someone who doesn't care much for video games in general.

It appears that the Mario Day Easter egg has already begun to roll out to everyone, so expect to see it on your app soon. The event was originally teased a few days ago with a peek at some of Mario's famous items, but has now been officially revealed as the Super Mario Crossover Event.



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