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How to get Mario Kart on Google Maps this week

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Terence Owen | 14 March, 2018, 17:40

Google has rolled out a feature in Maps that will turn any ride into a fun trip as users can now include a Mario Kart on the navigation interface while using the app. A? will appear beside the standard Start button, if you click that, you will enable Mario Time.

A partnership between Google and Nintendo has brought loved gaming character Mario to Google Maps, to help you find your way all this week and celebrate Super Mario Day.

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. 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.

Once you've updated your Google Maps app to the latest version, you'll see a yellow question mark icon on the bottom right.

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In conjunction with Mario Day which is on the 10th of March, Nintendo and Google chose to allow Mario to replace the standard icon in Google Maps.

Those who have installed the update will see a go-kart from the Mario Kart games instead of the the regular blue navigation.

"[Mario will] be a constant companion wherever you're driving this week - to work, to school, or the spaghetti house".

Google is also encouraging users to share their experience. This is in partnership with the game developer, Nintendo.

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