Super Mario Kart Drifts Onto Google Maps In Honor Of Mario Day

10 March, 2018, 00:48 | Author: Becky Perry
  • Above Mario on Google Map

"To enable "Mario Time", as it's being called, you simply need to update your app from either the App Store or the Google Play Store and then tap the yellow "?" icon you see in the bottom right of the app. There aren't many details available for Mario Kart Tour at the moment, but this feature does open up some fascinating possibilities regarding how Global Positioning System can be utilized to allow mobile Mario Kart players to race on real-world streets or utilize some other kind of AR features.

For one whole week, Google Maps users can replace the generic arrow icon with Mario in a go kart. After teasing the feature on Twitter, with the use of four banana emoji and a red vehicle, Google has begun rolling a Mario Kart Easter Egg to the Google Maps app on iOS and Android.

The new inclusion was inspired by Mario Day and Google is ready to celebrate!

Google has invited people to share screenshots of their Kart excursions using the hashtag #MarioMaps on Twitter and Instagram.

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Google Maps has been fairly consistent with pop culture references.

This isn't the first time Google Maps has teamed up with Nintendo. March 10. Mario. Get it? Google Maps also offers "street view", an option that lets a user see what it looks like on the ground in any given location. However, a company spokesperson confirmed that no money exchanged hands in its business deal with Nintendo.

Mario is hitting the road without a care (or blue shell) in sight as he directs you to your destination.

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