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Celestial Resort

Chapter 3
Strawberries 25  • 3
Sides 3A  •  3B  •  3C
Characters  • Madeline
 • Badeline
 • Theo
 • Mr. Oshiro

Level navigation
Old Site ← Celestial Resort → Golden Ridge

Celestial Resort is the third chapter of Celeste. Preceded by Old Site and succeeded by Golden Ridge, it occurs in the decrepit Celestial Resort Hotel. It introduces Mr. Oshiro, a ghost who manages the hotel and tries convincing Madeline to stay. This chapter notably features a vast number of Dust Bunnies, also known as Sludge, which are the products of Mr. Oshiro's insecurities; these serve as the chapter's main obstacles, effectively replacing spikes and spinners (although the former still appear).

Plot[edit | edit source]

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After leaving the ruins, Madeline arrives at a hotel. There, she finds a bell with a note saying "Please Ring for Service", and she rings it. The lights go down and a ghost appears, introducing himself as the concierge of the "world-renowned Celestial Resort Hotel": Mr. Oshiro. He asks Madeline for the length of her stay, to which she replies that she wants to leave and continue climbing the mountain. This makes Oshiro a bit concerned about losing a guest, so he tells Madeline that there is a world-class view of the peak in their presidential suite and offers to guide her to the room.

After traversing a few rooms, Madeline tells him that the hotel is in pretty rough shape. Soon after, Madeline finds herself in a messy room full of clothes, books, and crates. Oshiro starts getting worried, realizing the hotel is a huge mess. After realizing he can't clean the whole resort alone, he gives up, but Madeline helps him. When Madeline starts cleaning, Oshiro thinks it's the power of positive thinking; however, Madeline tells him that it was her who cleaned some of the clutter. Eventually, Madeline can find a paper hidden under a pile of clothes, informing the hotel staff that the Celestial Resort is closing; this explains part of why the hotel is in such shape. She can also find Theo crawling through the vents to escape the hotel, telling her to stop helping Oshiro; this fails to work, and Madeline continues cleaning. If Madeline has never seen or never talked to Theo before, she will introduce herself first; if she has ignored him despite having seen him in either Forsaken City or Old Site, she will additionally apologize for being antisocial.

After cleaning up all the mess, Oshiro guides her to the presidential suite, where, en route, she again finds Theo telling her to leave. A bit later, she can encounter Oshiro leaking dust bunnies out of his head due to nervousness, blocking the shortcut. This explains where all of the dust bunnies came from. Upon Madeline reaching the suite, she tells Oshiro that it is beautiful solely to avoid disappointing him (he doesn't realize this). Maddy then again states her intent, that she wants to leave to continue climbing the mountain. Oshiro's nervousness continues to manifest and makes it so that he'll give Madeline a discount. She declines, stating that she wishes to continue climbing the mountain.

Oshiro begs her to stay in the hotel but is quickly interrupted by Badeline, who appears in the mirror and then proceeds to shatter it, telling Oshiro that he is a loser and that the hotel is the worst place she's ever seen. Madeline attempts to calm down Oshiro, who soon enough ends up snapping and lashing out at her. Badeline tries to convince Maddy that she shouldn't be helping the creepy weirdo that Oshiro is.

“This resort is a dump. No one would ever want to stay here.”

~ Badeline, talking to Oshiro

Soon after, Oshiro starts attacking Madeline while she tries to escape the hotel on the rooftop. After a long chase sequence, Oshiro breaks the roof and makes Madeline fall onto the ground with him; he subsequently explains that he knows the hotel is a total mess and was supposed to be closed for repairs and asks her to leave him alone.

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

A-Side[edit | edit source]

Celestial Resort A-Side

Level 3A
Strawberries 25  • 1
Soundtrack Celeste OST:
06  •   Checking In
07  •   Spirit of Hospitality
08  •   Scattered and Lost
Celestial Resort
A-side  • B-side  • C-side

Celestial Resort's A-Side is the first "indoors" chapter in Celeste, and marks a notably increased level of difficulty compared to Forsaken City and Old Site. It introduces new mechanics to the game, most notably keys and locks, as well as omnipresent dust bunnies. The chapter is also much longer than Old Site.

Start[edit | edit source]

The chapter begins outside the resort. It features static and moving dust bunnies. Madeline needs to collect a key to access the resort. More locks, which need to be unlocked, are present throughout the chapter.

After making it to the hotel, Madeline needs to interact with the bell, triggering a cutscene and unlocking the path forward.

Madeline then needs to navigate some more through the clutter- and sludge-filled hotel.

This subchapter contains 11 Red strawberries.

Huge Mess[edit | edit source]

The second subchapter has three paths that can be taken in any order. At the end of each is a treasure box inside of a clear bubble, which, when dashed into, removes certain clutter from all rooms in the hotel. This makes taking subsequent paths slightly harder but also eases navigating the main room. The top path removes the books, the middle one removes the clothes, and the bottom one removes the crates.

The available paths are initially locked. Madeline needs to interact with Mr. Oshiro to unlock them. This interaction needs to be repeated for every path.

Theo, who tries to escape from the hotel via the vent, can be found in the middle path. The interaction with him is mandatory this time.

After all clutter is cleaned up, Madeline can access a key that opens the door to the elevator shaft.

This subchapter contains the chapter's crystal heart and 7 strawberries.

Elevator Shaft[edit | edit source]

The subchapter begins with a vertical elevator shaft. Madeline must use wallbounces to climb it, avoiding dust bunnies that move up and down along the path.

After a few more rooms, Mr. Oshiro can be found. He spews dust bunnies over the path, which block Madeline's path forward, forcing her to take a detour below. However, it is possible to demodash through this barrier.

A Cassette and 4 strawberries can also be found in this subchapter.

Presidential Suite[edit | edit source]

The Presidential Suite subchapter starts with a cutscene, after which Madeline needs to climb on the roof. There, Oshiro starts attacking Madeline, forcing her to avoid him; you can jump on him to gain height and refill a dash. The subchapter takes part primarily outdoors and features Dust Bunnies as well.

3 Red strawberries can be located in this subchapter.

B-Side[edit | edit source]

Like the A-Side, Celestial Resort's B-Side is a considerable step up in difficulty from the previous two chapters ― it has the same mechanics as its A-Side counterpart, but it has far more dust bunnies and less safe ground to land on. Unlike the A-Side, Madeline doesn't need to search for clutter switches to clean up the resort. The segment where Mr. Oshiro chases Madeline on the rooftop is much more precise, but he doesn't appear in the cassette room. Its music is notable for being, along with Golden Ridge's B-Side, one of the only B-Side songs in Celeste that's an original composition.

C-Side[edit | edit source]

Celestial Resort's C-Side contains three rooms. The first one is a short chamber with fast vertically-moving dust bunnies that need to be avoided. The second requires walljumps to complete, and the third long room reintroduces Oshiro as a boss. It is required to jump on him later in the room.

Strawberries & Collectibles[edit | edit source]

Celestial Resort contains 25 unique red strawberries hidden throughout the chapter. This includes two winged strawberries, and no seeded berries are present. Additionally, a Cassette Tape and a Blue Crystal Heart are hidden within.

Speedrun strategies[edit | edit source]

Faster Key Grab[edit | edit source]

Instead of taking the standard route to grab the key at the beginning of the chapter, speedrunners take advantage of the screen transitions refilling the dash to grab the key by simply dashing through the screen transition multiple times. This is also how you obtain the Crystal Heart in Old Site and the second strawberry in this chapter.

Elevator Shaft demodash[edit | edit source]

Following the cutscene where Oshiro starts spewing out dust bunnies, it is possible to demodash to skip having to take a detour below. This is commonly used in any% speedruns since it can save approximately twelve seconds over the intended method.

Celeste Classic[edit | edit source]

A computer hidden in the "Huge Mess" subchapter of Chapter 3 contains the PICO-8 version of Celeste, originally released in 2016. Interacting with the PICO-8 will unlock the option to play the PICO-8 straight from the menu.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Originally, the main mechanic in the chapter was going to be obstacles that would kill unless Madeline had used her dash. This was scrapped because they felt too rigid, and the dust bunnies fit the theme of the chapter more. [1]
  • The Oshiro fight was originally going to involve Madeline grabbing onto him to get through the level, this was changed because the developers felt like it was not fun.[2]
  1. Maddy Thorson, Celeste Developer Commentary Livestream on YouTube
  2. Maddy Thorson, Celeste Developer Commentary Livestream on YouTube

See also[edit | edit source]