Mario drifts into Google Maps for a week in celebration of Mario day

Not everyone may know this, but March 10 is an unofficial day started by gamers to celebrate Nintendos most beloved character, MAR10. To celebrate this fine occasion, Google will update the Google Maps app for iOS and Android to feature Super Mario driving a Kart.

Mario will appear as your location arrow while navigating starting tomorrow. The update is already rolling out though we have not received it just yet.

In order to summon Mario, youll first have to be updated to the latest version of Google Maps. Choose a place or address to navigate to and youll see a ? block next to the Navigate button. A silly message shows up from the worlds favorite cartoon plumber. Oh yeah! Mario time! With a Lets-A-Go Navigate button.

Since its only Mario day, you cant choose Luigi, Peach, Toad, or any of the other Mario Kart characters. There is an Easter egg though. If you rapidly tap the ? block 100 times, youll hear the 1-UP sound effect as youd hear in other Mario games.

This definitely gets us hyped for the upcoming Mario Kart Tour game set to release for iOS and Android. Sadly, weve still got another year to wait before March 2019.