Google is playing great today by bringing Nintendo's mustachioed star, Mario to Google Maps in another Mario Kart to observe Mario Day - March 10. Users would then see a prompt to enable Mario Time!, and then they will need to choose the Lets A-Go option.
From now until March 17th, you'll be able to replace the standard Google Maps navigation arrow with 3D image of Mario driving his kart around the streets of the world.
With Mario being one of the most favourite cartoon characters among people, Google churned out a unique way to inject him back into our lives.
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". Once updated enter the location you want to go and get your directions.
The Google Maps' update for "Mario Time" is accessible for both Android and iOS gadgets.
Maybe knowing the strategies of your regular Mario Kart player, Google has likewise issued a notice: "Just keep in mind to practice safe driving on the road-we don't encourage throwing bananas or red shells at other drivers in real life!"
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. This won't last forever as Mario is only set to drive you around for a week.