You can now play Mario Kart in real life through Google Maps

Ditch Waze for one week. It’s time to use Google Maps as your primary navigation app for driving. Last March 10, which is dubbed as ‘Mario Day,’ Nintendo teamed up with Google Maps to let you navigate your drive as Mario in Mario Kart. Now you can live your video game dreams in reality. Kind of.

To use this feature, make sure to download or update your Google Maps app at its latest version. Input your destination once you open the app and instead of pressing the start button, click on the yellow question park box right beside it. This’ll make Mario pop up and drive on your app just as you are.

Not exactly virtual reality, but it’s close enough. Better try it now since it’s only up for one week!

By Denise Fernandez