Did you know you can now drive around in Google Maps as Mario?

Last Saturday was Mario Day (Mar 10, get it?), and to celebrate the day, Google and Nintendo have worked together to bring Mario Kart to Google Maps.

While you can’t exactly race in the Google Maps app, from now till 17 March, you will be able to select an option to transform the standard arrow chevron in Navigation Mode into Mario in his go-kart, thus letting you navigate around the roads of Singapore as the iconic video game character.


  1. Update your Google Maps app (from Google Play store or Apple App Store).
  2. Open the app and click on the yellow “?” icon found on the bottom right.
  3. You should then see a prompt to enable Mario Time!

Let’s-a go!

Aaron Yip

Aaron Yip

Aaron Yip is an industry veteran with more than 15 years of experience. When not spending time on his gaming PC and consoles, he can be found in Hyrule solving ungodly puzzles and collecting gems.