Mario invades Google Maps to help you avoid bananas while driving

Mario Day event starts popping up in Google Maps for some

National Mario Day is coming up and if you weren't sure how to celebrate, Nintendo is giving you an option by slashing the price of its mobile game Super Mario Run by 50%.

Tomorrow is March 10, and you know what that means! Google first introduced Google Maps in 2005 and has rolled out subsequent updates over the years. To celebrate, Nintendo has a number of deals lined up including one we told you about the other day.

Beginning today, Mario will accompany you on your adventures around town.


The Mario update has started rolling out to users globally-Android and iOS users. 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.

You can find the frame in Messenger by opening the Messenger app, take a photo and then tap the smiley face icon. When you reach your destination, he'll add a whoop for emphasis. My love for Mario, Luigi, and the rest of the Nintendo world, remains strong to this day.

From then on, the navigation arrow in Google Maps will instead be Mario - who, in his little red go-kart, will then be your companion for your entire trip. Pull up driving directions like you normally would and look for a suspicious-looking yellow question mark block to the left of the regular Start button.

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