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Celeste 64: Fragments of the Mountain - A Nostalgic Journey Through 3D Platforming Bliss

The original Celeste team, in all their benevolent glory, has unleashed this gem upon the gaming world through the beloved platform Itch.io. Whether y...

Anne Ostler Jan 29, 2024
Celeste 64: Fragments of the Mountain - A Nostalgic Journey Through 3D Platforming Bliss

The original Celeste team, in all their benevolent glory, has unleashed this gem upon the gaming world through the beloved platform Itch.io. Whether you're a Windows enthusiast or a Linux lover, you're in luck! Celeste 64 caters to both operating systems. Of course, the devs highly recommend using a controller to truly immerse yourself in the experience. But that's not all! If you're one of the lucky few who managed to snag a Steam Deck, fear not, for Celeste 64 can be played on it as well. Simply download the Windows version of the game and enable Proton Experimental. Voila!

"Relive the magic of Celeste Mountain alongside Madeline in this small, heartfelt 3D platformer," the description tantalizingly reads. It's worth noting that Celeste 64 was lovingly crafted in just one week to commemorate the game's anniversary. Talk about dedication!

This charming mini-sequel draws inspiration from the iconic 3D platformers of the Nintendo 64 era, whisking players away on a strawberry-collecting adventure as they traverse the magnificent mountain. The influence of Super Mario 64 is undeniable, to the point where one ambitious player has already modded a version of Celeste 64 where Madeline adorably dons Mario's signature cap. It's a sight to behold!

Now, before you rush headlong into your nostalgic escapade, I must warn you—some commenters have reported a few rough edges. Stuttering and crashes have been known to rear their ugly heads. But let's not forget, dear reader, that Celeste 64 was created within the confines of an incredibly tight timeframe. Despite these minor setbacks, the Celeste team is already hard at work squashing bugs left and right to ensure a smooth and enjoyable experience for all. In fact, they've even generously released the source code for Celeste 64 on Github, allowing brave souls to tinker with the game's inner workings to their heart's content.

The original Celeste, released back in January 2018, garnered praise from both players and critics alike (GameSpot even bestowed upon it the illustrious score of 9/10). Its emotionally charged narrative and gratifying 2D platforming mechanics struck a chord with all who played it. And now, as we eagerly await the release of their next title, Earthblade, which is slated for 2024, the talented folks at Extremely OK Games continue to captivate our imaginations.

So, fasten your seatbelts, grab your controllers, and prepare for an unforgettable journey through Celeste 64: Fragments of the Mountain. It's time to relish in the nostalgia, embark on a whimsical adventure, and bask in the joy of 3D platforming bliss. Madeline awaits your arrival, dear player. Will you rise to the challenge and conquer the mountain once more?

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