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Google adds Mario on Google Maps to guide your route

Written by Sajeel Syed ·  1 min read >

Google is playing awesome today by bringing Nintendo’s mustachioed star, Mario to Google Maps in a new Mario Kart to celebrate Mario Day — March 10. Mario along with his good old Kart will hold a position in Google Maps’ arrow, which is used to show the location where the user is heading.

Mario, the world’s most beloved gaming character, will be available globally starting today. Mario is appearing in Maps for the celebration of Mar10 Day and will remain available in the app for at least a week, as reported by MacRumors.

The Google Maps’ update for “Mario Time” is available for both Android and iOS devices. To access Mario Time, tap on the yellow “?” icon that’s available in the bottom right of the Google Maps app after updating the app to the latest version.

Perhaps knowing the tactics of your typical Mario Kart player, Google has also issued a warning: “Just remember to practice safe driving on the road—we don’t encourage throwing bananas or red shells at other drivers in real life!”

Google has also encouraged users to share screenshots of Mario in their Map on social media, so look out for #MarioMaps if you want to see the inevitable screenshots of Mario going offroad when Maps messes up, and make sure that you don’t post personal details on social networks.

Well, this isn’t the first time Google Maps has been updated to get featured with amazing characters. Google had previously inserted locations from Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and Batman v Superman in Google Maps in order to promote those movies.

Make sure that you have got the latest version of Google Maps installed if you want to try this update today.

Written by Sajeel Syed
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