Celebrate Mario Day by adding a Super Mario Kart to your Google Maps!
As always, I try to keep all my OGC readers up-to-date from time to time. So for you Mario fans, “March 10th” marks the unofficial Super Mario Day. Someone said, “Mar 10” kinda looks like Mario so the day was created.
Simply update your Google Maps app on Android or iOS today, and you’ll be able to switch the usual blue navigation arrow that marks your car’s position in navigation mode into Mario from his Super Mario Kart game.
All you need to-do is tap the little yellow question mark button — a familiar mystery box icon to anyone who’s played Mario-related games through the years — at the bottom of the Google Maps app.
A “Mario Time” message will appear.
The only thing that would make this app cooler — the ability to switch between different Mario Kart characters like Yoshi or Donkey Kong. At this time, you can only choose Mario.
This isn’t the first time Google has morphed video games into its Maps product — Pac-Man has made an appearance in the past. Star Wars fans were also given a treat back in 2015 to mark the launch of the new Force Awakens movie.
Sure, this initiative smacks of marketing — it just so happens Nintendo has a Super Mario movie and Mario Kart game in the works — but being able to traverse the streets of New York or London as Mario is kinda neat.