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

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There is also another easter egg in Google Maps - if you press the '?' button a 100 times, a chime similar to the 1UP mushroom will play like in the classic Mario games.

In simple terms, "Mario Mode" changes Google Maps' blue navigation arrow to a go-kart from the "Mario Kart" games. "They hum the Super Mario Bros. background music on repeat, daydream about collecting gold coins and 1-UP mushrooms, and want nothing more than to traverse the Mushroom Kingdom with Luigi, Toad, and Yoshi to rescue Princess Peach from Bowser", Dabas added in the blog post.

Once you've updated your Google Maps app to the latest version, you'll see a yellow question mark icon on the bottom right. Google Maps confirmed via its official Twitter account that the feature will be available for a full week, so users can activate (or deactivate) "Mario Mode" at any time between now and March 16. Tap on it and it will give you a prompt to enable Mario Time.

Oh, and if you're wondering what March 10th has to do with Mario day.well, it's because of MAR10.

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"He'll be a constant companion wherever you're driving this week-to work, to school, or the spaghetti house". Just do not forget to practice safe driving on the road as Google doesn't encourage throwing bananas or red shells at other drivers in real life.

Ensure that you have the most recent form of Google Maps introduced on the off chance that you need to attempt this update today.

The Japanese game company is now working on "Mario Kart Tour", the first time the series will appear on smartphones. The game's creators were Shigeru Miyamoto and Takashi Tezuka. This is in partnership with the game developer, Nintendo. So, this entire week, sit back and let Mario guide you through roads and find shops and restaurants.

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