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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 fresh kicks of our sticky Splatoon 2 challenge comes yet another ruthless run that’ll leave you wailing for a Warp Pipe. That’s right, fans of plumber powered parkour and minion run marathons: We’re sliding on our shells for another runner rematch in Super Mario Odyssey.


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

Our claim to fame is 01:25.83, which has potential to break even the most tenacious of turtles among you. The sunshine savior with the fastest time by 12:00 a.m. PT will win a coveted $10 eShop card (North America), along with the illustrious title Isle Delfino’s Freerunning Fanatic.


  • Mario must be in his full Sunshine getup. No other outfits will be accepted.
  • All submissions must be made using the Switch’s 30 second video capture feature ending with your clear time. No leaderboard snapshots needed for today’s challenge.
  • In the instance of a tie, we’ll settle things in Smash live later during the week using various level 50 amiibo representing the winners.
  • Feel free to improve upon and submit new scores as many times as you like.

Follow @NinWire and @tater_n_tots on Twitter and retweet this post to qualify for today’s cash prize. After that, simply share your video 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 Super Mario Odyssey 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 rise the Roving Racer ranks once again? To quote the 64-bit radical racer himself, “Huff…fff…puff… Whoa! You…really…are…fast!”

Isle Delfino’s Freerunning Fanatic

1. @NinjaFrogtron [01:11.67]

Partially Popped Pokios

2. @ItsAMeMario497 [01:12.36]
3. @TheInfraggable [01:12.71]
4. @Desu_Desu_Dess [01:13.15]
5. @pyranthered [01:13.56]
6. @YuushiDaSuushi [01:13.99]
7. @glaceonek [01:14.02]
8. @tater_n_tots [01:17.81]
9. @MyNameIsMishal [01:18.31]
10. @Foolish_Banana [01:18.95]
11. @Jtoomer42 [01:20.85]
12. @StuffOfSonny [01:20.91]
13. @mccgavin99 [01:23.34]
14. @carapapa_amigo [01:23.99]
15. @PolarFreezee [01:24.06]
16. @nin10dohfuntime [01:25.19]

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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.