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Welcome to Speedrun Sunday: that sadistic time of the week when we dare to challenge both your D-pad’s durability and sanity’s stamina with the ultimate test in video game bragging rights.

Hot off the block busted bricks of our perplexing Puyo Puyo Tetris challenge comes yet another ruthless run that will leave your Tanooki tails spinning faster than a donut drifting delinquent. That’s right, fans of heavenly heroines and mushroom karted capers: We’re jumping behind the whimsical wheel of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe to find the speediest shooting star this side of the Mushroom Kingdom.


Who can get the fastest time trial in 200cc Cloudtop Cruise as Rosalina?

Our claim to fame is 1:41:309, which shouldn’t be too hard to top for the most rambunctious of racers among you. The cosmic queen with the fastest time by 12:00 a.m. ET will win a coveted $10 eShop card (North America), along with the illustrious title of Fastest Luma Loving Matriarch.


Follow @NinWire and @cityw0k on Twitter and retweet this post to qualify for today’s cash prize. After that, simply snap a screenshot of your tantalizing time trial (as shown below) and share it in the Twitter comments, and we’ll personally send both the prize and a social media shoutout to the winner Monday afternoon. Also, make sure your in-game name matches your Twitter handle, or at the very least scribble your online alias using the Switch’s editing feature alongside your fanciful feat so we know it was you.

Remember, we’ll be keeping score right here in the article all day, too, so you can easily keep track where your top rivals rank.

So whaddya say? Ready to put your sky scraping skills to the test? To quote the stargazing sovereign herself, “May the stars shine down on you…”

Fastest Luma Loving Matriarch

1. @NinjaFrogtron [1:34:457]

Plucky Princesses Stuck In Other Castles

2. Star_Foxer [1:35:036]
3. @bgreat19 [1:36:031]
4. @Always8Bit [1:36:732]
5. @RosalinaHime [1:37:083]
6. @vorrbird [1:37:219]
7. @ghostkid825 [1:37:397]
8. @twintelle [1:39:972]
9. @cityw0k [1:41:309]
10. @TyphlosionYT [1:53:065]

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Written by Matthew Weidner

When it comes to playing and writing about video games, Matthew aspires to be the very best, like no one ever was. Writing for Nintendo Wire and the thought of one day finally achieving a perfect, no death Super Meat Boy run fills him with determination.