Twirling, Swirling, Whirling

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01-10: Deadly Dance Hall - Jump, Jump!
Return of the Mammalians missions
02-02: Absorbency and You

Twirling, Swirling, Whirling
Navigate rotating platforms to reach the goal.
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Site Cozy & Safe Factory
Fee Power Eggs No Fee
Lives 3

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Clear Rewards
Power Eggs 1100 Power Eggs 1200 Power Eggs 1200
Clear Rewards
Power Eggs 400 Power Eggs 500 Power Eggs 500
Music Flop to It
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Twirling, Swirling, Whirling
In this mission, you will navigate your way through a gauntlet of spinning objects to reach the goal.
O.R.C.A. describing the level

Twirling, Swirling, Whirling is the 16th level in Splatoon 3's story mode, Return of the Mammalians.


To get to the goal the player must make their way across multiple rotating platforms.


It would be just a short walk away from the pipe to Cozy & Safe Factory from Future Utopia Island.


Note: Due to the level having no fee, you may retry from checkpoints as many times as you want, even if you lose all your lives.

Checkpoint 1

The level will start off with Agent 3 having to go past a rotating pillar with an Octotrooper riding on it, which would be a support platform for one of the later parts for the level. Then they will find another rotating pillar with an Octotrooper going around it. Agent 3 will find 4 smaller rotating pillars surrounding a Shielded Twintacle Octotrooper. There is a crate that contains Power Eggs inside it. Agent 3 goes on the left and goes around to the next checkpoint, or more specifically, the next floor.

Checkpoint 2

Agent 3 climbs up a wall to find 2 rotating pillars and some armor inside a crate on the left side. The player will encounter an Octocommander and defeat it. On the right side would be a crate with a canned Trizooka special inside the rotating glass pillars. The player will go around to get to the next floor/checkpoint.

Checkpoint 3

Agent 3 will find a rotating floor with some armor in a crate on the top. They will encounter 2 Octosnipers and on the top is another crate with 25 Power Eggs. After Agent 3 defeats the Octosnipers, they will have to make it to the rotating floor where the goal is.

Enemies and Mechanics

First Introduced

Previously Introduced


USA English (North America)

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Heads up, Agent 3. We've got a spinning Octarian!
Those Octosnipers have the high ground. Watch your back!
Oh, that whole THING is spinning!

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Ooo, that one's got a shield. Is there any way to sneak behind it?
That Trizooka has some serious range. Maybe save that for just the right moment?

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese 人生に、メリーゴーランドのような華やぎを。
Jinsei ni merīgōrando no you na hanayagi o.
Adding merry-go-round-like liveliness to life.
Netherlands Dutch Het draait hier als een tierelier
Steek de draaiende platformen over en bereik het doel!
It turns here like a charm
Cross the turning platforms and reach the goal!
France French (NOE) Ça tourne... action!
Emprunte des plateformes rotatives pour atteindre l'arrivée.
We're rolling... action!
Move across the spinning platforms to reach the goal.
Germany German Dramatische Drehscheiben
Überquere die sich drehenden Plattformen und erreiche das Ziel!
Dramatic turntables
Cross the turning platforms and reach the goal!
Russia Russian Поворот, заворот, круговорот
Доберитесь до цели, перебираясь по крутящимся платформам.

Povorot, zavorot, krugovorot
Doberites' do tseli, perebirayas' po krutyashchimsya platformam.
Turn, twist, cycle
Reach the goal by moving across the spinning platforms.
Spain Spanish Gira que gira
Alcanza la meta teniendo cuidado con todo lo que gira.
Spin and spin
Reach the goal being wathcful of everything that spins.
China Chinese (Simplified) 为人生增添旋转木马般的华美。

Wéi rénshēng zēngtiān xuánzhuǎnmùmǎ bān de huáměi.
Xiǎoxīn xuánzhuǎn zhī wù bìng dǐdá zhōngdiǎn.
Adding carousel-like beauty to life.
Be careful of the rotating things and reach the goal.