This feature is rolling out to Google Maps globally, starting today.
There will be a yellow question mark in the bottom right of the updated app. Tap on this, and a message will pop up prompting you enable "Mario Time".
In celebration of March 10, a day that has become known as Mario Day (MAR10... get it?), Google is letting users navigate Maps Mario Kart-style for a limited time. "He'll be a constant companion wherever you're driving this week-to work, to school, or the spaghetti house".
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This is a fun little feature that seems to be especially relevant given that Nintendo has recently revealed their intentions to release a Mario Kart game for mobile devices.
Later, Google confirmed that users could soon turn their app into "Mario mode" in honor of "Mario Day", which is celebrated on March 10. When you reach your destination, he'll add a whoop for emphasis.
As part of the working relationship with Starlight Children's Foundation, Nintendo will provide the latest designs for the foundation's Starlight Brave Gowns. It's Mario Day, or at least it is because the date itself looks like the word "Mario". With it installed, you'll be presented with a? block icon next to the Start button when looking up directions.