Mario Comes to Google Maps in Celebration of Mario Day

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    Mario Day, which celebrates Nintendo's iconic plumber, takes place on Saturday, March 10. To celebrate Mario Day, Nintendo has teamed up with Google to bring Mario to Google Maps.

    Starting today, "Mario Time" is available in Google Maps for Android and iOS devices. To enter Mario Time, tap on the yellow "?" icon that's available in the bottom right of the Google Maps app after updating the app to the latest version.

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    With Mario Time enabled, your Google Maps navigation arrow will turn into Mario driving a Mario Kart vehicle. Google says Mario will be a "constant companion" wherever you're driving this coming week. The new Mario icon will be visible in Google Maps on every route you take while using the app.

    The new Google Maps update with Mario Time is rolling out to iOS and Android users today, and Mario will be available for the next seven days. Google Maps can be downloaded from the App Store for free. [Direct Link]

    Nintendo is also celebrating Mario Day with a 50 percent discount on Super Mario Run, which means unlocking the game via in-app purchase will cost you $4.99 instead of $9.99 through March 25. The new lower pricing for the in-app purchase will be available starting on March 10.

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    Super Mario Run can be downloaded from the App Store for free. [Direct Link]

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    A nice nostalgic surprise. May have to download and check it out.
     
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    Just tried it and it’s not available yet.



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    Nvm.... it’s working now.
     
  7. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    Tap Directions then it’s right next to Start
     
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    Stop adding Easter eggs and bring shared drive/ETA to iPhone!
     
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    On Mario Day, you get Mario next time.
     
  11. chromite macrumors regular

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    Animal Crossing is currently having a Mario event too!
     
  12. DeepIn2U macrumors 603

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    I have the latest GMaps update and still see no "?" icon. Is this restricted to USA residents only?
     
  13. AdamJD macrumors member

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    Did you click on the directions option (the one that gives you the time for travel)? That's when the Question mark shows up.
     
  14. DeepIn2U macrumors 603

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    Still nothing here in Toronto.
    Entered directions to a known place.
    Maybe cause I'm not signed into a Google Account on iOS > Google Maps. Oh well no big deal.
    Thank you for the help though!
     
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    It was not available on an Android phone which spells "Fail"...:confused:
     
  16. triscuitbiscuit macrumors regular

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    They missed out big time on not changing the voice as well for the directions. The only time you hear Mario is at the beginning and end.
     
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    Remember when Waze had C3PO? While fun that got annoying really fast. I do wish they had kept the Morgan Freeman voice over as an option. Best nav voice ever.
     

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