Splats all around in Splat Zones (15-6, Tri-slosher)

12th March 2017 – 7.00 am

Do I make a good start, or do my squidmates seem asleep? As I push forwards I check my Gamepad, and they are moving, so everything seems okay. Hopefully it doesn't bode well for the rest of the battle.

It's nice to have a decoy for my first flanking effort. They can get splatted, and I can get the glory of the splat. But it's not going to be that easy for the rest of the battle. I think I'm sloshing well, but my ink isn't hitting, and I wonder if I've gone off the boil already.

Working my way around the back of the map finds no one there. No problem, as getting on their perch over the Splat Zones can often catch some inkling unaware. But there's no one down there, and the Dual Squelcher catches sight of me. Time to move on. And just around the side and on to the grate, I am in the perfect position for a double splat. Nice!

Did I say double? I obviously meant quad. Ink from behind tingles my Special, and I pop my Bubbler to survive and turn for the splat. And returning to the Splat Zones hears ink hitting something other than turf, and another slosh gets me the fourth inkling. Woomy!

Jumping a Killer Wail is invigorating. Everyone should try it. Forgetting to get out of the Killer Wail is rather more panic-inducing. I wasn't playing chicken, just reacted slowly. Still, I had a Bubbler, and a bucket, and I think I came out of that situation quite well.

Everyone's after me around the Splat Zones! I'm not quite sure how I get away, and I think it's fair to say I don't. But I do better on my next foray in to the Zones, sloshing over a Splash Wall, getting a second splat, and avoiding the Inkstrike. I like going up the far edge of the centre section too. It seems to surprise more inklings.

I don't know how I survive right on the other side of a Splash Wall like I do, but it's nice of the inkling to apparently forget I was there a couple of seconds later. It gets me a splat, and lets us keep control of the Splat Zones longer.

I feel really good about splatting the longer-range Dual Squelcher, but only for a few seconds. But I am thrown back to our base where I can have a little dance ahead of our victory. Some good splats for me in this battle!

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