Google Maps and Nintendo celebrate Mario Day

Google Maps and Nintendo celebrate Mario Day

Google Maps and Nintendo celebrate Mario 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).

The new feature sees the Nintendo hero follow you around in a Mario kart on Google Maps while you're getting directions for a drive. It turned Google Maps into a Pac-Man screen a year ago, while the position marker also became a TIE Fighter to commemorate the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens in 2015. Nintendo and Google maps have team up on Mario's day. Interestingly, the gamer holiday is celebrated on this particular day because of the way the date appears when abbreviated, that is "Mar.10" resembling Mario.

Google encourages taking screenshots while en route with Mario and sharing them with the hashtag #MarioMaps. You can also pick up some stylish new duds inspired by Mario, Luigi, Wario, and Princess Peach.

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The Mario update has started rolling out to users globally-Android and iOS users.

Google has previously customized Google Maps to celebrate other such special occasions, such as the launch of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. When it's clicked, a confirmation screen pops up to engage Mario as your own personal navigator-choose "Let's-a-go" to get moving. This day is celebrated annually and honours Mario - the character from the popular Nintendo game. To have Mario lead you on your journeys using Google Maps, you will need to make sure that you have the most up-to-date version of the app.

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