Mad Props Station

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D03: Slap Bracelet Station
Deepsea Metro Line D
D05: All That 8-Ball Station

"Spin to win!"
Mad Props Station
Ride the propeller lifts to the goal!
Station D04
Test Fee CQ Points 500
Lives × 3
and rewards
CQ Points 1,300
Mem cake Rainmaker
Music #14 crush

Mad Props Station is a test in Splatoon 2's paid downloadable content, Octo Expansion. This station is unlocked after clearing either Slap Bracelet Station or All That 8-Ball Station.


The player must clear either H01D03 Slap Bracelet Station or D05 All That 8-Ball Station to access this test. It is equally fast to access this station to complete either station.


Mad Props Station stats
Area Enemies Armor Main weapon Special weapon Sub weapon
Checkpoint 1 1x Sanitized Octotrooper 1x Armor N/A N/A N/A
Checkpoint 2 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Final checkpoint 6x Sanitized Octotroopers
1x Sanitized Octosniper

Checkpoint 1

When the player begins the stage, they find themselves on a narrow platform that slopes down to a grated walkway. When they drop down they land on a rotating platform with a propeller located in front of it. Hitting the propeller moves the platform towards the next area while balloons can be splatted along the way. The player has to avoid a Sanitized Octotrooper and hit the Grapplink to make progress and get to the second checkpoint.

Checkpoint 2

Follow the path with three Power Eggs to another rotating platform with a propeller. The player has to hit the propeller first before they can drop down on the platform and by doing so, Squid Rings appear. The player has to hit two Splat-Switches to open a gate so they can hit another Grapplink and a chance to collect a Power Egg container. Follow the path to a launchpad to the third and final checkpoint.

Final checkpoint

When the player follows the path and falls down through a grated walkway onto another rotating platform, they have to hit the propeller so the platform follows a certain track with Octotroopers to avoid and balloons for splatting. The player eventually encounters a Sanitized Octosniper on a moving platform they have to splat to open a gate with another Grapplink behind it and get to goal.


Mem cake

We're torn apart so many times;
I must be bold and keep my hold
To make their team pay for their crimes.

Completing this test awards the player with the Rainmaker mem cake.

Enemies and mechanics

First introduced

Previously introduced


C.Q. Cumber's Quotes

Beware the rotating platforms.
Search for the Grapplinks.
Steady yourself, and aim carefully with your charger.

Cap'n Cuttlefish's Quotes

Grapplink spotted!
Another one of those fishy-lookin' gates has come into view!
FIRE! Give it all you've got!

Marina's Quotes

It looks like you need to spin the propeller to proceed!
That was great!
Looks like you're supposed to climb up there.
The gate is open!

Pearl's Quotes

Eight! There's a lift down below!
Eight! Look down again!
Hey - the gate opened!
Man, I can't stand these guys...




"Mad Props" is a play on the 1990s slang phrase "to give [mad] props", meaning "to give credit / recognition"; with the possibility that "props" could also be short for "propellers".

The subtitle, "Spin to win!", is a phrase from the TV game show Wheel of Fortune.

==Names in other languages

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Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese 確実に 撃ってプロペラ 意思疎通
プロペラリフトに乗って ゴールせよ!

Kakujitsu ni utte puropera ishisotsū
Poke Beruu Chi Eki
Puropera rifuto ni notte gōru seyo!
Communication by definitely shooting the propellers
Poke Beruu Land Station[note 1]
Ride the propeller lifts to the goal!
Netherlands Dutch Propelleraandrijving
Met de muziek mee
Gebruik de propellerplatformen om het doel te bereiken!
Propeller drive
Along with the music[note 2]
Use the propeller platforms to reach the goal!
Canada French (NOA) Propulse-toi vers la victoire!
Jardin des hélices
Emprunte les plateformes à hélices jusqu'à l'arrivée!
Propel yourself towards victory!
Garden of the propellers
Take the platforms with propellers until the finish line!
France French (NOE) Propulse-toi vers la victoire !
Jardin des hélices
Emprunte les plateformes à hélices jusqu'à l'arrivée !
Propel yourself towards victory!
Garden of the propellers
Take the platforms with propellers until the finish line!
Germany German Mögen die Propeller niemals ruhen!
Fahre auf den Propeller-Platformen zum Ziel!
May the propellers never rest!
Propellerbüren[note 3]
Ride on the propeller platforms to the goal!
Russia Russian ...Ди-джей, крути пропеллер!
Доберись до цели на платформах!

...Di-Djey, kruti propeller!
Doberis' do tseli na platformakh!
...Spin the propeller, DJ!
Minidisco Town Station
Reach the goal on the platforms!
SpainMexico Spanish Megas de propulsión
Ve por las plataformas hasta la meta.
Megas of propulsion
Go through the platforms to the finish line

Translation notes

  1. A pun on "Poke-beru uchi" (sending a message to a pager).
  2. "Met de muziek mee" was a popular Dutch TV program about music from the 1970s.
  3. Comes from "Propeller" (propeller) and "Büren", a suffix found in certain German city and district names, but it is also a German city on its own.