How To Turn Google Maps Into Mario Kart

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You'll then see a prompt to enable Mario Time!

In celebration of Mario Day - tomorrow, March 10, get it, MAR10? - everyone's favorite mustachioed plumber is grabbing the wheel in Google Maps.

But in this case, adding Mario to Maps feels more like a brand advertisement, rather than just a fun trick.

It's cool seeing something new on Google Maps, especially when it comes to getting a new navigation cursor like Mario.

Beginning Saturday, all Google Maps users that update their app will be able to tap the iconic question mark block from the Super Mario franchise and select to navigate the app as Mario.

The gimmick was announced as a celebration for March 10, named "Mario Day", because "MAR10" looks a little like the word "Mario" when written down.

Google is encouraging users to take a screenshot of Mario inside Maps and share it on social media with the hashtag #MarioMaps. If you're already done with that step, open up the Google Maps app and start a route going anywhere.

Back in 2014, Google teamed up with Nintendo to hide Pokemon across Maps.

But why is March 10 Mario Day, we hear you ask? "He'll be a constant companion wherever you're driving this week-to work, to school, or the spaghetti house".

The mode will be available for a week. Google suggests that you avoid throwing bananas or red shells at other drivers on the road. Let us know once you start seeing this update!

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