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

Mario with his kart on Google Maps to celebrate Mario day

In fact, in 2014, Google and the Pokémon Company (which Nintendo jointly owns) teamed up for an April Fools joke that put Pokémon all over the map.

In honor of their iconic character, Mario, Nintendo has partnered with Google Maps so users can travel the streets with the famous video game plumber.

The new update will remain active for a week. Users will be presented with a prompt to enable the "Mario Time!" feature and then they need to select the "Lets A-Go" option. "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 said.

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Don't miss a chance to take a ride with your favourite character Mario.

Nintendo collaborated with Google Maps to bring the world "Mario Mode", an optional feature that allows users to "navigate the world as Mario". You will get an animated 3D avatar of Mario in his go-kart driving along to your destination.

Starting today, Google Maps users can unlock the feature by clicking the question mark box at the bottom right corner of the Directions screen. 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. Next to the "Start" button, where will be a '?' icon in the shape of the '? block' from the Mario series of video games. So, this entire week, sit back and let Mario guide you through roads and find shops and restaurants.

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