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Explore Google Maps with Mario Kart on MAR10 Day


Even a year ago, for April Fools' Day, Google Maps transformed into Ms. Pac-Man to prank a lot of people.

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

From there on, tapping the yellow question mark icon at the bottom of the Google Maps app will trigger a prompt to kick off Mario Time.

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. The new update looks quite promising as it brings a whole new live Mario to the navigation maps using Google Maps on your device. After this, you should see the Mario on his Kart vehicle instead of auto while navigating the Google Maps.




By choosing to go from your current location to your destination, and then clicking the grey Question Block next to the "Start" button, you can activate Mario mode instead. Celebrate in anyway you wish by playing your favorite Mario games, watching the Mario Bros. movie or throwing a themed Mario Party!

Google has previously customized Google Maps to celebrate other such special occasions, such as the launch of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Are you looking forward to having Mario accompany you in his kart on your routes?

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