Mario Can Guide You in Google Maps This Week



For those who grew up on Super Mario or those who've just discovered the joys of playing the game in whatever format, Nintendo and Google have a surprise treat for you if you use Google Maps to navigate your way around your city.

Munish Dabas, User Experience Engineer at Google Maps, recently said in a blog post that Google has collaborated with the Japanese video game maker, Nintendo which is also the creators of the Mario game to bring Mario to Google Maps and accompany all users for their driving adventures using the app for one week.

It's in honour of March 10th, or "Mario Day".

This is not the first time, Google Maps has incorporated video games in its interface. The option to switch to Mario will be available to drivers for a week.

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"Next, simply click on the yellow '?' icon found on the bottom right of your Google Maps app on Android or iOS".

If you love all things Mario but aren't sure when "Mario Day" is (it's okay, we forgive you), we're sorry to say you missed it - everyone already celebrated on March 10!

After you request directions, select the '?' next to the Start button and instead of your usual arrow, you should find your position has transformed into a mini Mario sitting in his iconic red kart.

In 2014, Pokemon was available on Maps as an April Fools joke that later resulted in the launch of the augmented reality mobile gaming app - Pokemon Go. That partnership ultimately resulted in the birth of "Pokémon Go." Just be on the lookout for blue shells and banana peels.

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