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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 mighty mountain of our twitchy TumbleSeed challenge comes yet another ruthless run that’s sure to result in the infamous Koopa King permanently docking your pay. That’s right, fans of plumber powered parkour and minion run marathons: We’re calling out the quickest Koopa Kids Super Mario Odyssey has to offer for a free running rematch of epic proportions.


Who can get the fastest time in the Lost Kingdom’s ‘Koopa Freerunning’ minigame?

Our claim to fame is 00:27:87, which has potential to break even the most tenacious of turtles among you. The sombrero slinging sprinter with the fastest time by 12:00 a.m. EST will win a coveted $10 eShop card (North America), along with the illustrious title of Fleet-footed Lost Boy.


  • Mario must be shirtless and wearing a sombrero, so remember to dress to impress if you want in on that cash prize.
  • All submissions must be made using the Switch’s 30 second video capture feature. No leaderboard snapshots will be accepted for today’s challenge. Don’t worry if the first few seconds of your run get cut off.

Follow @NinWire and @cityw0k on Twitter and retweet this post to qualify for today’s cash prize. After that, simply snap a quick video using your Nintendo Switch (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 on Monday afternoon.

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. Feel free to tune in to our Super Mario Odyssey livestream at 6:30 p.m. PST where I’ll personally be competing alongside the top competitors for fame and glory.

So whaddya say? Ready to rise the Roving Racer ranks once again? To quote the 64-bit radical racer himself, “Huff…fff…puff… Whoa! You…really…are…fast!”

Fleet-footed Lost Boy

1. @AlexChew_ [00:21:75]

Lords of the Fighter Flies

2. @DanHDHP [00:23:16]
3. @TheRPGDud3 [00:26:80]
4. @kratosmac1 [00:27:01]
5. @Big_Tapp [00:27:64]
6. @cityw0k [00:27:87]

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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.