Find Mario Kart this week on Google Maps

“Wahoo! It’s-a me, Mario!”


If you’re heading to the track in the next week, there’s good news: Mario can lead you to your destination from the seat of his go-kart.

In preparation for Mario Day on March 10th (MAR10, get it?), Google has partnered with Nintendo to bring you what they’re calling Mario Time. Starting Saturday, for one week only, the Google Maps app for both iOS and Android will bring with it the iconic yellow “?” block next to your destination. This feature gives you the ability to set Mario and his kart as your navigation arrow.

For us, it didn’t require an app update on iOS — it just showed up. Maybe the best part of this experience is the sound, so make sure you’re in a spot that you can hear the audio.