Mario Day event starts popping up in Google Maps for some

Load up your blue shells and banana peels because Mario Kart has come to Google Maps.

Please do not forget to keep all banana peels inside the vehicle as you and Mario travel to your destination. It's perfectly simple: someone way back in the dusty ruins of time realized that "Mar 10" looks a little bit like "Mario" on paper, and thus that kinda made it Mario's unofficial birthday.

The latest Google Maps Easter egg is set to roll out just in time for Mario Day, which is apparently March 10. Alas, it won't be a permanent feature, so you'll want to use it as long as you can.


My favorite game for it was Mario Bros. - it was before the brothers became super on Nintendo Entertainment System.

Google Maps is designed for the iPhone and all iPad models.

It's cool seeing something new on Google Maps, especially when it comes to getting a new navigation cursor like Mario. "Next, simply click on the yellow "?" icon found on the bottom right of your Google Maps app on Android or iOS.


It's in honor of March 10th, or "Mario Day." . When you see that, choose "Let's-A Go!" and that pretty much it. Mario will now replace the navigation arrow and be your new copilot.

"Mario Mode" will be available for a week, according to Nintendo. Make no mistake: There's plenty of reason to celebrate MAR10 Day this year, so download the update and get to racing (within the limitations of your local laws, of course).

Ready to give Mario on Google Maps a try?


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