Hero Mode - Onward!

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Note: Hero Mode - Onward! is translated from the Japanese name, with "Onward!" derived from the text on the mission clear screen.
Mission Clear! (The Crater) is a direct translation from the Japanese track name in Splatune 3.

Mission Clear! (The Crater)
Artist Turquoise October
Game Splatoon 3
Heard in
Splatoon 3
The Crater missions (once finished)
Album Splatune 3
Track list no. 4 (Splatune 3 Disc 2)
BPM 156
Length 0:05
Audio file

Hero Mode - Onward! (Octo Canyon)
Artist Turquoise October
Game Splatoon 2
Heard in
Splatoon 2
Octo Canyon missions (once finished)
Album Splatune 2
Track list no. 24 (Splatune 2 Disc 2)
BPM 160
Length 0:05
Audio file

Hero Mode - Onward!
Game Splatoon
Heard in
Octo Valley missions (once finished)
Album Splatune
Track list no. 15 (Splatune Disc 2)
BPM 160
Length 0:05
Audio file
Onward redirects here. For the Dedf1sh song, see #47 onward.

Hero Mode - Onward! is a jingle.


Hero Mode - Onward! is a very short jingle, lasting roughly five seconds, taking a lot of elements from Turquoise October songs. It is the signature five-note melody of the Octarians playing twice, the second time with a higher pitch. Shortly after, a radio static sound effect is heard on the iris-out shot of the Zapfish or a plush of it, although said sound effect is absent from the Splatune version. It is heard during the sequence that plays once the player finishes a mission in Octo Valley.

Remixes and covers

Hero Mode - Onward! (Octo Canyon)

A remix of the jingle appears in Splatoon 2. Unlike the original, which has no artist given, the Splatune 2 booklet lists it as a Turquoise October song. Similar to the original, it plays after successfully completing a mission in Octo Canyon.

Mission Clear! (The Crater)

A remix of Hero Mode - Onward! plays in Splatoon 3's single-player campaign Return of the Mammalians after completing one of the four missions in the Crater. However, it is replaced by a different jingle in Alterna.

Samples and interpolations

Eight-Legged Advance

Main article: Eight-Legged Advance

The intro of Eight-Legged Advance is a version of the Hero Mode - Onward! jingle. The "burp" sound effects have a great similarity to the sounds in Hero Mode - Onward!

I am Octavio

Main article: I am Octavio

A choral version of the Hero Mode - Onward! jingle plays throughout I am Octavio as a musical motif.

Octo Eight-Step

Main article: Octo Eight-Step

Like Eight-Legged Advance, the intro of Octo Eight-Step is a version of the Hero Mode - Onward! jingle, this time on a flute.


Main article: Octarmaments

Octarmaments contains various distortions of the Onward melody.

Bomb Rush Blush (DJ Octavio)

Main article: Bomb Rush Blush (song)

Similar to its final boss theme predecessor, DJ Octavio's remix of Bomb Rush Blush also uses the Hero Mode - Onward! motif throughout the track.

Scrapper jingle

Whilst stunning a Scrapper, a jingle is played, consisting of the Hero Mode - Onward! theme being played with what sounds to be car horns.

Ebb & Flow (Demo)

Main article: Ebb & Flow

Similar to DJ Octavio's usage of the jingle, the demo version of Ebb & Flow contains interpolations of the Hero Mode - Onward! theme, alluding to Marina's Octarian origins.

Inkopolis Memorial Mixtape

Main article: Inkopolis Memorial Mixtape

The Hero Mode - Onward! jingle can be heard twice in the Inkopolis Memorial Mixtape. The first time, the same version of the jingle heard in Eight-Legged Advance plays, and the second, which seems to be the same choral version that plays in I am Octavio, is heard after the Opening jingle by Wet Floor.


Main article: Unconscience

An electronic version of the Onward! leitmotif is looped during a transitioning part in between loops. It loops quietly then plays loudly.

CΘld StΘrage

Main article: CΘld StΘrage

Multiple interpolations of the Hero Mode - Onward! theme are used in the track.


Main article: ΘctΘpticΘn

Multiple interpolations of the Hero Mode - Onward! theme are used in the track.

EchΘ Θnslaught

Main article: EchΘ Θnslaught

The Hero Mode - Onward! theme can be heard around the 0:58 mark of the track.

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese ヒーローモード つづく!
Hīrōmōdo tsudzuku!
Hero Mode: To Be Continued!
Mission Clear! (The Crater)
Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese Mission Clear!(クレーター)
Mission Clear! (kurētā)
Mission Clear! (Crater)