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 rhythmic grooves of our Crypt of the NecroDancer challenge comes another ruthless run that’ll leave you squirming a puddle of your own ink. That’s right, fans of curmudgeonly cuttlefish with a zest for zapfish: We’re splashin’ down your turf with a single-player swim in squid kid superiority.


Equipped with the Splat Dualies, who can get the fastest time in Splatoon 2’s single-player Stage 25 [Platform Madness ~ Please Mind the Gap]?

Our claim to fame is 02:45, which shouldn’t be too hard to beat for all you splattershot profreshionals. The inkling with the fastest time by Monday morning will win a coveted $10 eShop card (North America), along with the illustrious title Dasher of Dualies.


  • All participants must use the Splat Dualies. Use of any other weapon won’t qualify you for today’s cash prize.
  • All submissions must be made using the Switch’s 30 second video capture feature ending with your Stage Clear time (as shown below).
  • The deadline for submissions is left intentionally vague to discourage last minute lurking. Make sure to share your times the moment you get them so you don’t miss out on the prize!
  • Feel free to improve upon and submit new scores as many times as you like.
  • Switch version only.

Follow @NinWire and @cityw0k on Twitter and retweet this post to qualify for today’s cash prize. After that, simply share your videos in the Twitter comments and we’ll personally send both your winnings and a social media shoutout within the week.

We’ll be keeping score right here in the article all day, too, so you can easily keep track where your top rivals rank. Also, feel free to tune in to our Splatoon 2 livestream at 4:00 p.m. PST where I’ll personally be contending alongside today’s top competitors for fame and glory.

So whaddya say? Ready to paint the town red with the ink of your enemies? To quote the DJ spinning cephalopod himself, “Time to drop the beatdown!”

Dasher of Dualies

1. @P_Merks [01:45]

Salty Seafood Scramble

2. @lilfruini [01:47]
3. @PixelSquid_ [01:48]
4. @CalvinieBobenie [01:50]
5. @jekthegamer [01:50]
6. @InkSans4 [01:54]
7. @ZCenturionYT [01:58]
8. @Chandlier1229 [02:05]
9. @PepperPrincess3 [02:10]
10. @ghostkid825 [02:16]
11. @CrimsonZEXAL [02:42]
12. @cityw0k [02:45]
13. @Epidek_Reviews [05:13]

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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.

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  1. Julio says:

    ·Switch version only… wait what?

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