MENLO PARK – The US technology giant Google has rolled out Nintendo’s mustachioed star, Mario to Google Maps for iOS and Android in a new Mario Kart to celebrate Mario Day today.
Mario with his Kart will hold a position in Google Maps’ arrow, which is used to show the location where the user is heading.
In order to get the new feature, users have to update the latest version of Google Maps and then tap on the yellow “?” icon that’s available in the bottom right of the Google Maps application.
Mario, the world’s most beloved gaming character, will be available globally starting today. Mario is appearing in Maps for the celebration of Mar10 Day and will remain available in the app for at least a week, as reported by MacRumors.
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) March 9, 2018
This is not the first Google has introduced any cartoon character previously, the company inserted locations from Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and Batman v Superman in Google Maps in order to promote those movies.