Navigate Google Maps as Super Mario in A New Update

10 March, 2018, 01:04 | Author: Sherri Guerrero
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And one big one, for Nintendo anyway, is Mario Day, Mar. 10 (get it?), which it generally celebrates with gags and shout-outs. "Next, simply click on the yellow "?" icon found on the bottom right of your Google Maps app on Android or iOS.

"Mario Time" will be available in the Google Maps app for both iOS and Android starting today and will stick around for a week. If you tap the question mark 100 times in a row, you'll hear the familiar 1-UP tone. Start Navigation (step-by-step driving directions) within Maps, and the traditional blue arrow showing your progress will be replaced by the irrepressible plumber driving his little kart.

Starting today, users will get an option for Mario (driving a go-kart, natch) to take the place of the navigation arrow that represents your auto as you drive around. Because of this, we often see Mario make the jump to mainstream promotions that exist outside the world of gaming. And now Mario is getting on the fun, too.

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Google encourages taking screenshots while en route with Mario and sharing them with the hashtag #MarioMaps.

Nintendo is also offering a discount on its smartphone app Super Mario Run from March 10 to March 25.

To mark the occasion, Google has teamed up with the Japanese gaming giant to bring the plucky plumber to Google Maps. It's something to consider.



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