Saturday, 10 March is National Mario Day

Saturday, 10 March is National Mario Day

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Google: "Just do not forget to practice safe driving on the road-we don't encourage throwing bananas or red shells at other drivers in real life!" "Just do not forget to practice safe driving on the road-we don't encourage throwing bananas or red shells at other drivers in real life", Google adds further.

Google is playing awesome today by bringing Nintendo's mustachioed star, Mario to Google Maps in a new Mario Kart to celebrate Mario Day - March 10.

The news was officially shared by Google through their Google Maps official Twitter handle and you would be able to update the Google Maps app by now. And there are spin-offs such as Mario Kart, a racing game featuring Mario and Luigi. Introducing Mario to the Google Maps feels more like a brand advertisement, rather than just a fun trick. Let us know in the comments section below.

We're all still reeling from that epic Super Smash Bros. reveal during yesterday's Nintendo Direct, but that doesn't mean the Mario cameos stop there.

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That's a name you've undoubtedly heard, whether you're a major Nintendo fanboy or someone who doesn't care much for video games in general.

Tap it and enable "Mario Time", and the usual blue arrow showing your position when viewing turn-by-turn driving instructions will be transformed into Mario and kart. "Once the update is done, then users can see a yellow color "?" icon at the bottom-right corner of the application. The offer is here to celebrate the Mario day and will last till March 25th. He'll be a constant companion wherever you're driving this week-to work, to school, or the spaghetti house.

A pop-up appears to help you start Mario Time!

  • Kyle Warner