Mario hops on for a ride in Google Maps


Google has announced that it has partnered with Nintendo to bring Mario to Google Maps. In 1993, a movie was also made on the Mario Bros. "To celebrate our favorite mustachioed plumber-turned-racer on his special day-MAR10 Day-we've collaborated with the team at Nintendo to let Mario accompany you on all of your driving adventures on Google Maps this week".

Meanwhile, we imagine that Android fans are just happy to see this collaboration as it might mean they won't have to wait for months to get a copy of Mario Kart Tour on their devices. Google Maps confirmed via its official Twitter account that the feature will be available for a full week, so users can activate (or deactivate) "Mario Mode" at any time between now and March 16.

To use this new feature, users have to first update the Google Maps app to its latest version from the App Store.

Enter a location you want to go. Once enabled, users would notice that the regular navigation arrow has morphed into Mario - the 1990s' video game character. "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!"

Ensure that you have the most recent form of Google Maps introduced on the off chance that you need to attempt this update today. In the "Super Mario" games, these blocks dispense mushrooms and other useful items. The game's creators were Shigeru Miyamoto and Takashi Tezuka.

As a historical sidenote, Google and Nintendo have worked together before for these kinds of fun stunts. From there, just click "Let's-a go!" and it's Mario time.