Published: Fri, March 09, 2018
Hi-Tech | By Grace Becker

Mario Comes to Google Maps

Mario Comes to Google Maps

Whatever the motivation behind Mario Day, it's something that Google is looking to celebrate with a fun little addition to Google Maps. To celebrate the occassion, Google and Nintendo have teamed up to give fans of the Italian plumber something truly special. You could get Super Mario Run for iOS for 50% off, or you could "drive" as Mario in Google Maps, according to the an update rolling out today.

It's a shame you can't choose various characters from the Super Mario Kart game, but this is Mario Day after all - not Toad or Bowser Day. Let us know once you start seeing this update! "After that, you'll have to click on the yellow "?" icon located on the bottom right of your Google Maps app.

At the time of writing, despite having the most up-to-date Google Maps app on iOS, the Mario Day feature wasn't yet appearing.

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Once enabled, you'll see that the navigation arrow has morphed into-who else?-Mario. Just do not forget to practice safe driving on the road-we don't encourage throwing bananas or red shells at other drivers in real life!

This isn't the first time Google Maps has tapped our Nintendo nostalgia. Make sure not to post any personal details like where you live or work.

Unlike other Nintendo mobile titles, once you've purchased the game you needn't worry about any additional in-app purchases.

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