Super Mario Kart Drifts Onto Google Maps In Honor Of Mario Day

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In case you weren't aware, tomorrow, March 10, is also known as MAR10 Day, a holiday marked each year by Nintendo to honor its most famous character.

Starting today, the iconic question mark block from the Nintendo games will begin appearing in Google Maps.

The feature, which Google announced this morning, is available in the latest update in the Google Maps app on both iOS and Android. "To enable "Mario Time", as it's being called, you simply need to update your app from either the App Store or the Google Play Store and then tap the yellow "?" icon you see in the bottom right of the app. Once you do, Google Maps will get a dash of Mario Kart as the little guy zips around and tracks your own peramubulations as you use the app for navigation.

But why is March 10 Mario Day, we hear you ask?

Super Mario Kart Drifts Onto Google Maps In Honor Of Mario Day

Beginning today, Mario will accompany you on your adventures around town. But of course, don't share personal details like your work or home address, if you do so.

Google Maps was launched in February 2005.

This isn't the first time Google Maps has provided some geeky fanservice. If you've recently downloaded the app to give the game a try, we recommend you hold off until the discount goes live.

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