You can access the new Easter egg with the Google Maps app for iOS and Android. The new update lets the famous plumber drive around the city along with you through his own cart.
Once your app is updated to the latest version, the feature will appear when you search for directions.
To celebrate the occasion, Google has collaborated with Nintendo to let Mario take over Maps and guide you on all your road trips. It’s unmissable so no stress, then a little message will pop up asking you to enable Mario Time! .
“In case you hadn’t heard, March 10th happens to be Mario Day!”. Once you’re in the mode, the standard navigation arrow will turn into Mario driving on his kart. Google has done everything from rendering every map in 8-bit to placing Link as a Street View icon to celebrate the launch of Twilight Princess HD. You can find out the official live embedded tweet made by Google Maps from here.
We can always decipher who is a true Mario fan when we come across one. Once enabled, users would notice that the regular navigation arrow has morphed into Mario.
In addition to sales on Nintendo games, enjoy this week-long feature.
That’s for the best anyway, because this way we’ll get to enjoy a stress-free Mario Day.
Today is March 10, which if you write as MAR10, kind of looks like Mario. Users will have an option to replace the blue vehicle that guides them now on their journey by selecting the question mark which appears next to the start button.