Penguin vs. Torpedo

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“Pass through the goal ring in penguin form in 60.00 or less.”
In-game description
Penguin vs. Torpedo

Penguin vs. Torpedo is a Time Attack challenge in Challenge Mode of New Super Mario Bros. U.


The player has to use the Penguin Suit to reach the goal ring within a set time limit. At the same time, the player must avoid all the Torpedo Teds. If the player loses the Penguin Suit power-up, or runs out of time, they will automatically fail the challenge.




  • Gold Medal: 45.00 or less
  • Silver Medal: 50.00 or less
  • Bronze Medal: 60.00 or less


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese およげ ペンギン! トーピードをふりきれ!
Oyoge Pengin! Tōpīdo o Furikire!
Swim, Penguin! Outrun the Torpedo Teds!

Chinese (simplified) 游泳吧,企鹅!甩开鱼雷刺客!
Yóuyǒngba Qǐ'é! Shuǎikāi Yúléi Cìkè!
Swim, Penguin! Outrun the Torpedo Teds!

Chinese (traditional) 游吧,企鵝!甩開魚雷刺客!
Yóuba Qǐ'é! Shuǎikāi Yúléi Cìkè!
Swim, Penguin! Outrun the Torpedo Teds!

Italian Un pinguino contro le torpedini
A penguin against the Torpedo
Korean 펭귄, 어뢰킬러를 피해 헤엄쳐라!
Penggwin, Eoroekilleoreul Pihae Heeomchyeora!
Penguin, Avoid The Torpedo Ted And Swim!

Spanish (NOA) Torpedo polar
Polar Torpedo
Spanish (NOE) Torpedo Polar
Polar Torpedo