Google Maps turned into Mario Kart for Mario Day
(FOX 13) - March 10 has been dubbed Mario Day and in honor of the day’s new title, Google partnered with Nintendo to turn Google Maps into a video game.
Starting Saturday, Mario Time is an available feature when using Google Maps’ navigation function on the latest iOS and Android app version.
To activate Mario Time, enter a destination and request directions in Google Maps. A question mark (?) will now appear next to “Start Navigation.”
Tapping the question mark will launch the Mario Time screen and allow you to move forward with navigation.
Once you’re on your way, you’ll hear Mario say “Let’s a go!” and the Google navigation arrow is transformed into Mario driving the iconic Mario Kart.
The feature only lasts for a week, so enjoy Mario Time while you can.
Google is beginning to make a habit of featuring iconic video games in its platforms. Maps were transformed into a Ms. PacMan game for April Fool’s Day 2017 and, in 2015, figures from “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” appeared in Google Maps.