Google Maps and Nintendo celebrate Mario Day

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Have you taken Mario Maps for a spin? To celebrate the occassion, Google and Nintendo have teamed up to give fans of the Italian plumber something truly special. We can only hope there isn't some hidden blue shell waiting to knock you off your navigational path. You don't want to get into an accident because you were too busy staring at Mario riding his little kart. Once it does, you can tap it to turn your navigation arrow into Mario for the remainder of the event.

"After users install the latest Google Maps update, when searching for directions, a new yellow "?" box prompt will show in the bottom right, next to "Start".

When you begin navigation Mario will drive along with you. On Thursday, Google tweeted an image of Street View in Venice, Louisiana with banana peels from Mario Kart lining the road.

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GOOGLEThe Google Maps Mario update sees the plumber drive alongside with you

And to mark the occasion, Google has partnered with Mario's maker Nintendo to bring the character to Google Maps for an entire week. Make sure not to post any personal details like where you live or work.

Super Mario Run can be found on both Google Play and the Apple App Store. Back in 2014 (long before Pokemon Go launched on mobile devices), Google unleashed dozens of wild Pokemon in Google Maps, giving users a chance to walk around their cities and fill up their Pokedex. It's something to consider.

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