How to Use Mario for Driving Directions in Google Maps


For those who grew up on Super Mario or those who've just discovered the joys of playing the game in whatever format, Nintendo and Google have a surprise treat for you if you use Google Maps to navigate your way around your city.

Oh, and if you're wondering what March 10th has to do with Mario day.well, it's because of MAR10.

Nintendo collaborated with Google Maps to bring the world "Mario Mode", an optional feature that allows users to "navigate the world as Mario".

Mario Time only lasts until Saturday, Fox 13 reports, and works for both iOS and Android apps.

Those who have installed the update will see a go-kart from the Mario Kart games instead of the the regular blue navigation. "From there, you'll just need to click on the yellow "?" block that appears in order to enjoy the temporary mode.

The Japanese game company is now working on "Mario Kart Tour", the first time the series will appear on smartphones.

Gamification was missing on Google Maps and by paying homage to the Nintendo game, things like Donkey Kong and other games may show up as icons on Google Maps. Mario alongside his great old Kart will hold a situation in Google Maps' arrow, which is utilized to demonstrate the area where the client is heading. That partnership ultimately resulted in the birth of "Pokémon Go." The new navigation feature is activated when travelers enter a destination, request directions and tap on the question mark next to "Start Navigation".

Now, it's Mario Time!