Mario Kart invades Google Maps today


Tomorrow is Mario Day, as in March 10 or Mar10, and to celebrate, Mario will take over as your directional guide in the Google Maps app.

Whether it's turning your daily commute into Pac Man or paving the way for Pokemon Go, Google Maps has been known to integrate video game "Easter eggs" into its app - and it's latest surprise will have Nintendo fans revving their engines.

It's Mario
It's Mario

From then on, the navigation arrow in Google Maps will instead be Mario - who, in his little red go-kart, will then be your companion for your entire trip.

To get started, you'll need to first update your app from Google Play or the App Store.

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There will be a yellow question mark in the bottom right of the updated app. Tap on this, and a message will pop up prompting you enable "Mario Time".

We imagine this won't be the only discount or event we'll see relating to Mario Day so make sure you keep an eye out for further promotions. Plus, Google and Nintendo have worked together before on silly stuff like this, as with the April Fool's day prank involving the "launch" of Google Maps 8-bit for NES.

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On Friday, Google Maps cryptically tweeted a screencap of a "street view" from Venice, California. And now Mario is getting on the fun, too.

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