Google Maps Mario Kart: How to Get Nintendo Navigation

Mario Day event starts popping up in Google Maps for some

Instead of the regular icon representing you on Google Maps, users now have the option of changing it where it will become Mario in his famous go-kart instead.

The feature has been released to celebrate "MAR10 Day" - March 10 - although by the time it is available in New Zealand, it will be March 11. Hence today's cross-corporate camaraderie and Mario on Google Maps for iOS and Android.

The trick won't involve any bananas or red shells on the roads, but Mario will be a position marker worldwide in the Google Maps apps for a whole week. Yes, the powerful and super popular gaming character, Super Mario comes to the Google Maps. And there are spin-offs such as Mario Kart, a racing game featuring Mario and Luigi.

Google: "Just do not forget to practice safe driving on the road-we don't encourage throwing bananas or red shells at other drivers in real life!" Nintendo and Google maps have team up on Mario's day.

Once this step is completed, you should see a new golden yellow '?' icon at the bottom right next to the start button when you enter a destination.

Today, 10 March is Mario Day, and Google Maps is rolling out the Easter Egg on Friday and it will be live for a week.

Are you looking forward to having Mario accompany you in his kart on your routes? He'll be a constant companion wherever you're driving this week.

We can always decipher who is a true Mario fan when we come across one. Although the app is free to download, users have to pay $9.99 to unlock the full game with all of its additional levels and characters.