"Upon your first click on the "?" icon, you'll be hit with nostalgia. That's because the date Mar.10 looks like the name "Mario". Clearly, Google was preparing a Mario-related announcement for the coming days.
Well, this isn't the first time Google has surprised us by customizing the appearance of Google Maps.
"To celebrate our favorite mustachioed plumber-turned-racer on his special day-MAR10 Day-we've collaborated with the team at Nintendo to let Mario accompany you on all of your driving adventures on Google Maps this week", says Google.
If you purchase the full game, you'll be able to enjoy all World Tour and Toad Rally courses, play as additional playable characters, take on Remix 10 whenever you like, and get more chances to earn Rally Tickets.
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.
To access the feature, click on the yellow question mark icon on the bottom right of your Google Maps app. At that point, the usual navigation arrow will turn into Mario himself. But remember, make sure to avoid sharing personal details like your home or work address (seriously, think before you post). Last year, Google Maps also featured Ms. Pac-Man on April Fool's Day. You can see have Mario drive around while following the route.