Drive around Google Maps with Super Mario

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

Starting Saturday, Mario Time is an available feature when using Google Maps' navigation function on the latest iOS and Android app version.

The new update will remain active for a week.

Engineer at Google Maps, said in a blog post that the company has collaborated with the team at Japanese video game company Nintendo "to let Mario accompany you on all of your driving adventures on Google Maps this week".

Don't miss a chance to take a ride with your favourite character Mario. You will need to update your app in order to access this feature, but doing so should trigger a prompt that requests permission to replace the standard tracker with Mario. So wherever you go this week, he'll be with you and he'll even be cheering you on with some fist pumping as you drive wherever your destination may be.

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Once enabled, you'll see that the navigation arrow has morphed into "Mario".

Super Mario Bros, or Mario Bros, was first introduced in Japan in 1983 and has gone on to sell more than 40 million video games till date.

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.

Announced by Nintendo of America, the feature works once you input a destination and choose your vehicle as a auto.

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