Get Directions From Mario Inside Google Maps

Check It Google Maps Is Shakin’ Things Up With A ‘Mario’ Navigator

To mark the occasion, Google has teamed up with the Japanese gaming giant to bring the plucky plumber to Google Maps.

The feature, which Google announced this morning, is available in the latest update in the Google Maps app on both iOS and Android.

Google Maps is a popular tool that tells you where you're going and how to get there.

It's hard to deny how awesome Nintendo's "Mario Kart" game is, and whether you've played on a console or the arcade, there's a good chance you've experienced the fun that is racing friends in the title. Clicking that will enable Mario mode and he will replace the standard blue dot, or Street View's Pegman.

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You can find the frame in Messenger by opening the Messenger app, take a photo and then tap the smiley face icon. The feature will last a week, according to a tweet from Nintendo of America. When you reach your destination, he'll add a whoop for emphasis.

"Mario puts a smile on everyone's face, and we wanted our activities on MAR10 Day to reflect that", said Don James, Executive Vice President of Operations Nintendo of America. The event starts on March 10th, "Mario Day" (Mar. 10th, Mar-10, get it?).

It's cool seeing something new on Google Maps, especially when it comes to getting a new navigation cursor like Mario. Pull up driving directions like you normally would and look for a suspicious-looking yellow question mark block to the left of the regular Start button.

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