Let Mario give you directions in Google Maps

Mario Day event starts popping up in Google Maps for some

Once it does, you can tap it to turn your navigation arrow into Mario for the remainder of the event.

That's right, March 10 (or MAR10 for short) is officially the day to commemorate the iconic plumber in red, and Google is celebrating in a special way.

Good bye for a week to the random Google Maps lady and her accent and say hello to Super Mario for directions. While that sounds like a risky combo, Google is simply changing the driver's icon in Google Maps to a digital Mario motoring along in his staple red kart.

As part of the celebration of everyone's favorite Italian plumber (sorry, uncle Vinnie), Google Maps is temporarily changing the distinctive blue arrow in its navigation mode to an image of Mario in a racing kart.

This isn't the first time that Nintendo and Google have teamed up like this. However, it is important that your Maps app is updated.

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Apart from this, Nintendo has also reduced the pricing of the Mario Run game for both the platforms with 50% of discount on its base price.

It appears that the Mario Day Easter egg has already begun to roll out to everyone, so expect to see it on your app soon.

"Ready to take a drive with Mario?"

Even previous year, for April Fools' Day, Google Maps transformed into Ms. Pac-Man to prank a lot of people.



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