Engineer at Google Maps, said in a blog post that the company has collaborated with the team at Japanese video game company Nintendo "to let Mario accompany you on all of your driving adventures on Google Maps this week".
All things considered, this isn't the first run through Google Maps has been updated to get highlighted with stunning characters. So, this entire week, sit back and let Mario guide you through roads and find shops and restaurants. To turn on this feature, drivers will have to start navigation to a particular location.
Meanwhile, the new feature appears to have gone down a treat with the users.
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Google has announced that it has partnered with Nintendo to bring Mario to Google Maps. We can only hope there isn't some hidden blue shell waiting to knock you off your navigational path. There aren't many details available for Mario Kart Tour at the moment, but this feature does open up some fascinating possibilities regarding how Global Positioning System can be isedto allow mobile Mario Kart players to race on real-world streets or use some other kind of AR features.
The Japanese game company is now working on Mario Kart Tour, a mobile game whose exact release date is yet to be revealed.
But lest you think this gives you permission to drive as Mario would in his Super Go Kart game, Google reminds people to drive safely. This is in partnership with the game developer, Nintendo.