Forget blue arrows, Google Maps lets you navigate as Mario

The moustachioed plumber-turned-racer character developed by Nintendo will be a companion to commuters from March 10

Mario Day is a real thing that celebrates the video game character on March 10, which when abbreviated to Mar. 10 sort of spells out Mario.

Even past year, for April Fools' Day, Google Maps transformed into Ms. Pac-Man to prank a lot of people.

All you have to do is update to the latest version of the app and hit the question block before starting navigation.

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From there on, tapping the yellow question mark icon at the bottom of the Google Maps app will trigger a prompt to kick off Mario Time.

The feature only lasts for a week, so enjoy Mario Time while you can.

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In the meantime, Google Maps and Mario will be here all week in celebration of Mario Kart, with the plumber fist-pumping his way through traffic. Mario will then replace the navigation arrow and join users on their commutes for the next seven days.

For this week only, anyone using the Google Maps app can get Mario to pop up on the screen, driving along the map in a go-kart.

"In case you hadn't heard, March 10th happens to be Mario Day!". You can see have Mario drive around while following the route. At the same time, the company reminds users to stay safe and make sure they don't share private details such as their work or home address.

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