Mario Kart is coming to Google Maps for one week only

Mario Kart is coming to Google Maps for one week only

In case you missed the memo, tomorrow (March 10) is Mario Day - a day to celebrate the world's favorite animated plumber.

Google Maps even featured Ms. Pac-Man a year ago for April Fools' Day.

Starting today, Google Maps users can unlock the feature by clicking the question mark box at the bottom right corner of the Directions screen.

The latest Google Maps Easter egg is set to roll out just in time for Mario Day, which is apparently March 10. And to mark the occasion, Google has partnered with Mario's maker Nintendo to bring the character to Google Maps for an entire week.

Google has invited people to share screenshots of their Kart excursions using the hashtag #MarioMaps on Twitter and Instagram. Once it does, you can tap it to turn your navigation arrow into Mario for the remainder of the event. - Mario. He'll be a constant companion wherever you're driving this week - to work, to school, or the spaghetti house.

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There won't be any red shell throwing or bananas along the route, so if you're leading the pack then you don't need to worry about a surprise spiny shell at all.

Once confirmed, Mario will appear on the road and follow your location while in navigation mode for the rest of the week.

Mario fans, it's time to start your engines and update your Google Maps.

This isn't the first time Google has had a little fun with Google Maps, as you may recall.

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