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Mario Is Here To Show You The Way On Google Maps

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Mario Is Here To Show You The Way On Google Maps

In case you'd forgotten, this weekend sees a very important and special day. No, no, not Mother's Day, forget that, because this Saturday is Mario Day. I know, it comes around so quickly, doesn't it?

Saturday 10 March (or to put it another way: MAR10) is the one day of the year we must all set aside to remember our love and servitude for Nintendo's most successful plumber. And, as a little treat, Google has joined forces with Nintendo to bring you a Mario/Google Maps crossover. Bloody brilliant.

The feature, which was announced this morning, will be available in the latest Google Maps app update for iOS and Android.


Once you've updated it and entered your destination, you'll see a yellow question mark in the bottom right - tap it and you'll be asked if you would like to enable 'Mario Time'. Of course you would. Easiest question ever.

From then on the navigation arrow in Google Maps will be Mario in a little red go-kart, guiding you to your destination. What a time to be alive, guys.

Credit: Google Maps
Credit: Google Maps

You can enjoy Mario as your guide for an entire week, you lucky buggers.


The feature is rolling out today, so make sure you've got the most up to date version on your phone and enjoy.

There's even a hashtag #MarioMaps for you to share your journey - but don't be stupid and accidentally overshare too much of your personal info, will you? Mario wouldn't like that.


Credit: Instagram
Credit: Instagram

In the past, Google Maps has done other cute crossovers, including a PacMan one and a tribute to the Loch Ness Monster. But let's be honest, this one is the best.


If that isn't enough Mario for you or your phone, then there's also a flash sale on Super Mario Run for both iPhone and Android, with 50 percent off the usual price in honour of the special day. You can check out more information or download it, here.


Happy Mario Day, guys!

Featured Image Credit: Twitter/Google

Topics: Phones and Gadgets, Google Maps, Mario, Nintendo, Technology

Claire Reid
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