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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 gallant greaves of our chivalrous Shovel Knight challenge comes yet another ruthless run that’ll leave you wailing like an infant and spinning in circles… literally. That’s right, fans of snack packs and circular tracks: We’re buttoning up our onesies for a leisurely stroll around Mario Kart 8 Deluxe’s most cute and cuddly course.


Who can get the fastest time trial in 200cc Baby Park as one of the baby characters?

Our claim to fame is 0:57.080, which shouldn’t be too hard to top for all you karting connoisseurs. The brisk baby with the fastest time by 12:00 a.m. PT will win a coveted $10 eShop card (North America), along with the illustrious title Mushroom Kingdom’s Trailblazing Tot.


  • All participants must play as one of the baby characters (Baby Mario, Baby Luigi, Baby Peach, Baby Daisy, or Baby Rosalina). No other characters will be accepted.
  • Feel free to ride whichever custom kart and parts you like. Whatever helps you get the fastest time is fair game!
  • All submissions must be made using the Switch’s 30 second video capture feature showing your total time upon crossing the finish line, accompanied by a matching victory lap 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.
  • 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 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 Mario Kart 8 Deluxe livestream at 5:00 p.m. PT where I’ll personally be contending alongside today’s top competitors for fame and glory.

So whaddya say? Ready to go gaga for karted capers? To quote the adorable mini princess herself, “Whee! Hee-hee-hee!”

Mushroom Kingdom’s Trailblazing Tot

1. @P_Merks [0:49.226]

Wailing Tykes In Need of Diaper Changes

2. @Foolish_Banana [0:49.381]
3. @TheInfraggable [0:49.670]
4. @Mewtrainer11 [0:49.686]
5. @boricua434 [0:50.197]
6. @bluedestroyer82 [0:50.223]
7. @ghostkid825 [0:50.637]
8. @JediMazterAndy [0:50.485]
9. @rob13rutkofske [0:50.990]
10. @sethcool05 [0:51.186]
11. @quartertojoey [0:51.389]
12. @jsvw870 [0:51.584]
13. @FEdisneyTHEATRE [0:51.795]
14. @GavinBu38197377 [0:52.315]
15. @DrSaturnNW [0:52.549]
16. @BamBamRicky [0:53.595]
17. @TheShellHeads [0:54.397]
18. @1Chibi_Al [0:54.828]
19. @cityw0k [0:57.080]

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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.