Mario Kart invades Google Maps today

Mario Day event starts popping up in Google Maps for some

But why is March 10 Mario Day, we hear you ask? To celebrate Mario Day, Google will add a limited-time option to introduce a Mario kart as your position indicator when using the Global Positioning System navigation app.

It appears that the Mario Day Easter egg has already begun to roll out to everyone, so expect to see it on your app soon. Nintendo's beloved red-capped plumber has started cropping up in Google Maps. Tap it, and you become Mario in the app. Tap it 100 times, by the way, and you'll get a 1up.

To celebrate Mario, an annual holiday has been established - MAR10 Day. You'll need to update your app from either the Google Play or the App Store.

The update will be available for both iOS and Android users, and features Mario in his signature kart leading the way. If you've recently downloaded the app to give the game a try, we recommend you hold off until the discount goes live. It might take a day or two for you to be able to see the marker, depending on where you live.

I have a feeling this little trick may have something to do with the upcoming smartphone game Mario Kart Tour, which is set to come out anytime between April 2018 and March 2019.

Even though adding Mario to Google Maps looks like a promotional stuff; especially with the agreement between bot companies, Google confirmed to TechCrunch that there was no exchange of money.

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