The Upside to Enemy Backsides

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05-01: Trouble Round Every Corner
Return of the Mammalians missions
05-03: Uh-Oh! Too Many Snipers!

The Upside to Enemy Backsides
Attack enemy backs to reach the goal.
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Site Eco-Forest Treehills
Fee Power Eggs No Fee
Lives 3

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The Upside to Enemy Backsides
In this mission, you must use skill and cunning to aim at enemies from behind and reach the goal.
O.R.C.A. describing the stage

The Upside to Enemy Backsides is the 44th level in Splatoon 3's story mode, Return of the Mammalians.


In this mission, the player must navigate a course featuring a number of Shielded Octotroopers and Octostamps, including two Amped Octostamps near the end.

Enemies and Mechanics

Previously Introduced



USA English (North America)

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Wait for 'em to land, then hit those Octostamps where it hurts!
Here they come again! Watch for those shock waves!
Oh! Here comes their friend!

S3 Icon Marie.png Agent 2's Quotes

A shield? Ha! Just hit to distract it with a bomb or Smallfry, then shoot it from behind.
Goal's in sight. Let's do this!

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Netherlands Dutch Alles heeft een keerzijde
Val de vijand in de rug aan en bereik het doel!
Everything has a flip side
Attack the enemy in the back and reach the goal!
Germany German Tinterrücks erwischt[a]
Greife von hinten an un erreiche das Ziel!
Caught off guard
Attack from behind and reach the goal!
Russia Russian Тихой сапой
Доберитесь до цели, подкрадываясь к врагам сзади.

Tikhoy sapoy
Doberites' do tseli, podkradyvayas' k vragam szadi.
On the sly
Reach the goal by sneaking up on enemies from behind.
SpainMexico Spanish Reto por la retaguardia
Alcanza la meta atacando a los enemigos por la espalda.
Challenge for the rearguard
Reach the goal by attacking enemies from behind.
China Chinese (Simplified) 对内在的讲究即是丰盛的象征。

Duì nèizài de jiǎngjiu jí shì fēngshèng de xiàngzhēng.
Miáozhǔn bèihòu gōngjī bìng dǐdá zhōngdiǎn.
Inward particularity is a sign of abundance.
Attack enemy backs and reach the goal.

Translation notes

  1. This is likely a pun on the phrase hinterrücks erwischt (caught off guard) and the word Tinte (ink).