Mario Comes To Google Maps!

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Everyone's favourite Italian plumber is waiting to race his kart around your screen on Google Maps!

Image Credit: Nintendo Co., Ltd./Google LLC/TrustedReviews.com

It's the 10th of March, which as everyone (no one) knows, means it's Mario time!

(March 10 = Mar10 = Mario. Clever, huh?)

Google Maps users on iOS and Android are already seeing a pop-up, as above, offering them the chance to brighten up their journey with some good old-fashioned Nintendo joy.

Once the 'Let's-a-go!' button has been tapped, Mario provides a turn-by-turn guide of the navigation.

If you don't get the pop-up, simply click the yellow '?' icon in the bottom-right corner when you've entered your destination, and Mario will be delighted to steer you in the right direction.

I suspect that this fun little stunt might have something to do with the promotion of the upcoming Mario Kart mobile app - but that's no reason not to revel in the colourful ecstasy of Japanese gaming!

There's even an Easter egg for particularly eager Maps-using Mario fans - if you tap the question mark 100 times in a row, you'll hear the unmistakable 1-up sound from the game.

Enjoy!

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  • I'm cautiously optimistic about the Easter egg mentioned

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