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How to get Mario Kart on Google Maps this week

12 March 2018, 03:51 | Casey Mitchell

Mario with his kart on Google Maps to celebrate Mario day

Mario with his kart on Google Maps to celebrate Mario day

The new feature, dubbed "Mario Time", began on Saturday and has since been available when using Google Maps.

There is also another easter egg in Google Maps - if you press the '?' button a 100 times, a chime similar to the 1UP mushroom will play like in the classic Mario games.

Oh, and if you're wondering what March 10th has to do with Mario day.well, it's because of MAR10. March 10. Mario. Get it?

Nintendo collaborated with Google Maps to bring the world "Mario Mode", an optional feature that allows users to "navigate the world as Mario".

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"Mario Mode" will be available for a week, according to Nintendo. On March 10, which has been dubbed "Mario Day", Google made a decision to give users the chance to be guided by Super Mario himself.

Once enabled, users would notice that the regular navigation arrow has morphed into Mario - the 1990s' video game character - complete with his iconic Mario Kart.

Digit explained, Tapping that will give drivers the option of switching to Mario by selecting the "Let's-a Go" button.

The Japanese game company is now working on Mario Kart Tour, a mobile game whose exact release date is yet to be revealed.

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As a historical sidenote, Google and Nintendo have worked together before for these kinds of fun stunts. Mario alongside his great old Kart will hold a situation in Google Maps' arrow, which is utilized to demonstrate the area where the client is heading.

Activate it by clicking the question mark block in the bottom-right hand corner of the screen.

Super Mario Bros, or Mario Bros, was first introduced in Japan in 1983 and has gone on to sell more than 40 million video games till date.

Just watch out for Blue Shells out there.


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