Thursday, 26 April, 2018

Fun new Google Maps feature lets you navigate as moustachioed plumber Mario

Google Maps Mario Kart Mario comes to Google Maps
Troy Mann | 14 March, 2018, 17:45

For a limited time, users who fire up Google Maps for Global Positioning System directions can now use a Mario Kart position indicator for the duration of their journey.

Google is playing great today by bringing Nintendo's mustachioed star, Mario to Google Maps in another Mario Kart to observe Mario Day - March 10.

Enter a location you want to go.

"Click on the yellow "?" icon found on the bottom right of Google Maps app on Android or iOS.

To live out your childhood dream of being involved in a real Mario Kart race, simply update your Google Maps app on your smartphone and select a destination.

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Munish Dabas, UX Engineer, Google Maps stated in the company's official blog, "We know a true Mario fan when we see one". Once enabled, users would notice that the regular navigation arrow has morphed into Mario - the 1990s' video game character.

This is a fun little feature that seems to be especially relevant given that Nintendo has recently revealed their intentions to release a Mario Kart game for mobile devices.

"[Mario will] be a constant companion wherever you're driving this week - to work, to school, or the spaghetti house".

Google has likewise urged clients to share screen captures of Mario in their Map via web-based networking media, so pay special mind to #MarioMaps in the event that you need to see the unavoidable screen captures of Mario going rough terrain when Maps fouls up, and ensure that you don't post individual points of interest on informal organizations.

It's not the first time Google and Nintendo have teamed up for amusing stunts.

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