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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 buster blasts of our Mega Man Legacy Collection challenge comes another ruthless run that’ll leave you woomying in woe. That’s right, fans of unicycling samurais and super jumps: We’re splashin’ down for our third single-player swim in squid kid superiority.


Equipped with the Roller, who can get the fastest time defeating Splatoon 2’s second boss stage [The Showdown ~ Fear the Octo Samurai]?

Our claim to fame is 01:04, which shouldn’t be too hard to beat for all you rolling renegades. The inkling with the fastest time by 12:00 a.m. PT will win a coveted $10 eShop card (North America), along with the illustrious title Slayer of Samurai Unicyclers.


  • All participants must use the Roller. 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). No photos necessary.
  • 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 Splatoon 2 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 splat with honor? To quote the DJ spinning cephalopod himself, “Time to drop the beatdown!”

Slayer of Samurai Unicyclers

1. @TonesBalones_ [00:45]
1. @ItsAMeMario497 [00:45]

Rollers of the Deep End

2. @RisingVexx [00:46]
3. @InkSans4 [00:47]
4. @SuushiStrike [00:48]
4. @OldLilfruini [00:48]
4. @P_Merks [00:48]
5. @The_GuySC [00:49]
6. @EdgyWoomy [00:50]
6. @StuffOfSonny [00:50]
7. @tater_n_tots [00:52]
8. @Chandlier1229 [00:55]
8. @MuffinstheDino [00:55]
9. @portprisma [00:57]
9. @GavinBu38197377 [00:57]
10. @Alex13273601 [01:03]

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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.