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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 8-bit boots of our Vs. Super Mario Bros. challenge comes yet another ruthless run that’ll swallow you up and spit you into stardust. That’s right, fans of pink puffballs and cutesy stuff: We’re working up an appetite in search of the speediest Star Allies Dream Land has to offer.


Who can get the fastest time in Level 1 of Kirby Star Allies’ bonus mode, Guest Star ???? Star Allies Go!, as Bonkers?

Our claim to fame is 09:55.07, which shouldn’t be too hard to top for all you persistent puffballs out there. The rotund rapscallion with the highest score by 12:00 a.m. PT will win a coveted $10 eShop card (North America), along with the illustrious title Dream Land’s Hammer Time Hero.


  • All participants must play as Bonkers (hammer ability). No other characters will be accepted.
  • Recruit whichever Star Allies you like throughout your adventure. Whoever helps you get the fastest time is fair game!
  • Think you can do it faster in Multiplayer? Go for it! After all, the game is about making new friends.
  • All submissions must be made using the Switch’s 30 second video capture feature showing your total time following King Dedede’s fight, accompanied by a matching Leaderboard snapshot (as shown below).
  • Make sure to scribble your Twitter handle using the Switch’s editing feature alongside your fanciful feat so we know it was you.
  • Feel free to improve upon and submit new scores as many times as you like.

Follow @NinWire and @cityw0k on Twitter and retweet this post to qualify for today’s cash prize. After that, simply share your video and snapshot 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 Kirby Star Allies livestream at 1:00 p.m. PT where I’ll personally be contending alongside today’s top competitors for fame and glory.

So whaddya say? Ready to careen through the cosmos while munchin’ on Maxim Tomatoes ? To quote the cute and cuddly copycat himself, “Hiiiiii!”

Dream Land’s Hammer Time Hero

1. @Cactaa_ [08:22.07]

Pink Puffed Flunks

2. @Anything4Orbs [08:27.15]
3. @YuushiDaSuushi [08:39.75]
4. @iamCody2016 [08:41.24]
5. @nin10dohfuntime [09:48.30]
6. @cityw0k [09:51.24]

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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.