This something special will come in the form of Mario Kart racing onto Google Maps, where users will be able to drive around as Mario. Instead of the regular icon representing you on Google Maps, users now have the option of changing it where it will become Mario in his famous go-kart instead.
According to Google, “We know a true Mario fan when we see one. 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. To celebrate our favorite mustachioed plumber-turned-racer on his special day—MAR10 Day—we’ve collaborated with the team at Nintendo to let Mario accompany you on all of your driving adventures on Google Maps this week.”
To enable this feature, you will need to have the latest version of Google Maps on either your iOS or Android device. If you’ve updated, launch the app, head to the bottom right corner of the app and tap the “?” icon which will prompt users to enable the feature. This isn’t a permanent change as the event will only run for a week.