"Upon your first click on the "?" icon, you'll be hit with nostalgia. The event was originally teased a few days ago with a peek at some of Mario's famous items, but has now been officially revealed as the Super Mario Crossover Event.
This isn't the first time Google have given Maps over to a video game tie-in; last April Fool's day, the streets became overrun with pellets, transformed into a maze for a marauding Ms. Pac-Man.
Go to the yellow question mark available at the bottom corner of your Google Maps Screen, and you will be in for a wonderful surprise.
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Google calls this special occasion Mario Time, and to celebrate Mario will be on Google Maps.
You may know where you're going and how to get there, but you can now turn Google Maps into Mario Kart.
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. So if you unlock the game's premium features through in-app purchase, it will cost you just $4.99 instead of 9.99. The new Mario icon can be seen on every route you take using Google Maps so it's kind of fun using your favourite gaming character, Mario in works for you through Google Maps.