Celebrate 'MAR10 Day' with Mario Kart on Google Maps

Celebrate 'MAR10 Day' with Mario Kart on Google Maps

It can be downloaded now for free on the App Store. To celebrate Mario Day, Google will add a limited-time option to introduce a Mario kart as your position indicator when using the Global Positioning System navigation app.

According to The Verge, when it is available, a small question mark will appear alongside the name of certain destinations.

Apparently the (now again) Plumber is taking his Kart and conquering the world. or at least Google Maps. In 2013, you could even find Doctor Who and his TARDIS on the appl.

If you aren't sure how Mario ties into Google Maps, remember, his name is a part of the greatest racing franchise of all time - Mario Kart.

It's cool seeing something new on Google Maps, especially when it comes to getting a new navigation cursor like Mario.

Take two: new Rimac C-Two hypercar pokes fun at Richard Hammond
The auto maker claims the 120 kWh battery offers the potential for driving more than 400 miles on a single charge. With nearly 2,000hp, this machine can go 0-60 in 1.85 seconds and hit a top speed of 415 kph (258 mph).

There won't be any red shell throwing or bananas along the route, so if you're leading the pack then you don't need to worry about a surprise spiny shell at all.

This is not the first time such a feature has been introduced - in 2015, it created a version of Pac-Man that users could play within Google Maps. To ensure you get to try it out, install the latest update to Google Maps for Android or iOS.

Nintendo also teamed up with Google in 2014 to hid Pokemon among Maps, a moved that in hindsight looks like a precursor to Pokemon Go.

If you don't see the update or the icon immediately, it might be taking a bit of time for Google to roll out.

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