Explore Google Maps with Mario Kart on MAR10 Day

11 March, 2018, 01:12 | Author: Jeannette Greene
  • Mario Day event starts popping up in Google Maps for some

To Mark Super Mario Day, Google Maps have updated their application for the smartphone users with Mario. Start Navigation (the step by step driving directions) available within the Maps and you will view the plumber driving his little kart instead of the traditional blue arrow. It will be available for a full week, says Google.

Google calls this special occasion Mario Time, and to celebrate Mario will be on Google Maps. While that sounds like a risky combo, Google is simply changing the driver's icon in Google Maps to a digital Mario motoring along in his staple red kart.

According to Google, the Mario will be a constant companion to everyone who uses Google Maps on a daily basis. You can see have Mario drive around while following the route.


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

If you purchase the full game, you'll be able to enjoy all World Tour and Toad Rally courses, play as additional playable characters, take on Remix 10 whenever you like, and get more chances to earn Rally Tickets. Celebrate in anyway you wish by playing your favorite Mario games, watching the Mario Bros. movie or throwing a themed Mario Party!

Today is March 10, which if you write as MAR10, kind of looks like Mario.

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