Google Maps turned into Mario Kart for Mario Day

Whoa! Google Maps bring'Mario to take you on a ride

Whoa! Google Maps bring'Mario to take you on a ride

In celebration of Mario Day today, Google Maps is rolling out its new feature: Mario navigating your trips. Mario is showing up in Maps for the festival of Mar10 Day and will stay accessible in the application for no less than seven days, as announced by MacRumors.

The day in honour of Nintendo's mustachioed plumber-turned-racer was technically on March 10 - but it turns out that you will be able to Mario Kart all journeys for a whole week. The only thing we can say for sure is that Mario Kart Tour should be released sometime between April 2018 and March 2019 according to fiscal projections.

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

The Google Maps' update for "Mario Time" is accessible for both Android and iOS gadgets. You will get an animated 3D avatar of Mario in his go-kart driving along to your destination.

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It comes as Nintendo confirmed they are now working on a mobile version of the game called Mario Kart Tour that will be available on iOS and Andriod.

There is also another easter egg in Google Maps - if you press the '?' button a 100 times, a chime similar to the 1UP mushroom will play like in the classic Mario games. 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.

At the bottom of the screen, right beside the spot where you'd normally see "start navigation", you'll see a? question box.

Just watch out for Blue Shells out there.


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