Mario Kart Will Now Race Around In The Latest Google Map Update

Mario Day event starts popping up in Google Maps for some

Sharing the update on Twitter, the official account of Google Maps wrote, "Happy Mar10 Day!" However for fans of Nintendo's Mario franchise, you might know that tomorrow is also known as Mario Day, or rather because the 10th of March can also be written as MAR10 (Mario). To get started, you'll have to update Maps to its latest version from the Play Store or App Store. Clicking on it will prompt up a window telling you it's Mario Time and asking you to choose between 'LET'S-A-GO!' or 'NO THANKS'.

For a week starting today, one can replace the regular blue navigation arrow with an image of Mario riding a go kart.

As always, respect the rules of the road.

"Just keep in mind to practice safe driving on the road-we don't encourage throwing bananas or red shells at other drivers in real life!"

Mario, the Italian plumber, first appeared in Donkey Kong in 1981, and in 1983 Mario got his own game with his brother Luigi. "Once the update is done, then users can see a yellow color "?" icon at the bottom-right corner of the application. Mario will only be available inside Maps for the next week, so take advantage of this fun feature while you can.

Just like old video games, the Mario feature also has a hidden easter egg.

Favourite gaming character of millennials, Super Mario in his red Go-Kart has begun guiding people on Google Maps from Saturday across the world.

"Just keep in mind to practise safe driving on the road", Google Maps' official blog says.

Although the day of celebration is tomorrow, Google has rolled out the update a day early.


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