Mount Steep

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Mount Steep
Creator Purppelle
Type Campaign
Link GameBanana

Mount Steep is a Celeste mod with 8 Chapters, each with its own B-Side and C-Side. It is based on the PvE Region of the same name in Plants VS. Zombies: Battle For Neighborville.

It was released on May 17, 2023.

The campaign takes place on Mount Steep, a mountain located in Oregon. Mount Steep used to be a tourist destination due to the Olde Neighborville Cheese Factory, but it has now been overrun by Zombies.

Difficulty[edit | edit source]

Mount Steep's difficulty has been quite a hard thing to decide, but the creator has decided to go with these personal ratings:

Mount Steep Difficulties
Map A-Side B-Side C-Side
Deep Steep πŸ§€ πŸ§€πŸ§€ πŸ§€πŸ§€
Olde Town πŸ§€ πŸ§€πŸ§€ πŸ§€πŸ§€πŸ§€
Rocky Flats πŸ§€ πŸ§€πŸ§€ πŸ§€πŸ§€πŸ§€
Z-Tech Oozevoir πŸ§€πŸ§€ πŸ§€πŸ§€ πŸ§€πŸ§€πŸ§€πŸ§€
Cheese Factory πŸ§€πŸ§€πŸ§€ πŸ§€πŸ§€πŸ§€ πŸ§€πŸ§€
Steep Mines πŸ§€πŸ§€ πŸ§€πŸ§€πŸ§€ πŸ§€πŸ§€πŸ§€
Rock Bottom πŸ§€πŸ§€πŸ§€ πŸ§€πŸ§€πŸ§€πŸ§€ πŸ§€πŸ§€πŸ§€πŸ§€
The Waltz of Gnomus πŸ§€πŸ§€πŸ§€πŸ§€ πŸ§€πŸ§€πŸ§€πŸ§€πŸ§€ πŸ§€πŸ§€πŸ§€πŸ§€πŸ§€πŸ§€

Plot[edit | edit source]

Chapter 1[edit | edit source]

The first chapter takes place in Deep Steep, an underground cavern underneath a well in Mount Steep. Madeline finds herself awoken inside, and is able to talk to Badeline before she falls asleep, leaving her at 1 dash for the map.

Deep Steep is where the player is introduced to "Moldy Cheese", which indicates a dash block. These moldy blocks of cheese are used throughout the campaign. Rotating and Track Blades also appear along with Moving Platforms, some of which have spikes on them.

The final checkpoint is a short swim up to the well, with a central hub branching off to 4 different berry rooms. The end of the map is at the surface, as Madeline sits down by a bonfire.

Chapter 2[edit | edit source]

This chapter takes place in Olde Town, a town where humans used to live, but had to evacuate due to Zombie attacks. Madeline wakes up, only to find the well she slept in destroyed by Moldy Cheese. She meets a Cactus named Exposition Al, or Alice, who explains how Mount Steep was overrun by Zombies. Madeline continues through rooms with Red Boosters and Miner Problems, which act exactly like Seekers. Eventually, she reaches a fort called Fort Roquefort and meets Dandelion, an energetic dandelion who explains more about the Zombies' attack on the fort that they worked hard to build.

They ask Madeline for help to destroy a Drill at Rocky Flats. Madeline immediately accepts her offer, much to Badeline's disapproval. Browncoats and Miner Problems inside the Fort continuously pursue Madeline, but eventually escape the Fort through a tunnel bored into the side of the wall. Outside, they meet the Gang Leader, leader of the Big Boy Gang, a group of Zombie bandits who attempted to perform a prison break in BFN's story. This time, the Gang Leader is trapped in a cage and tries to trick Madeline into letting him out.

After ignoring the Gang Leader, she eventually reaches an entrance to the Rocky Flats area.

Chapter 3[edit | edit source]

This chapter takes place in Rocky Flats, once a living area for Neighborvillian miners in Mount Steep. Now, it is a base used by the Zombies. Madeline comments that it's similar to Forsaken City, but Badeline tells her that she "says that for every place that has girders in it." She goes through rooms with scalding hot cheese, hot enough to kill her when touching it.

In the second checkpoint, Madeline meets a Nightcap called Gilly, who talks about the death of her mentor, Tumbleweed Ted. Super Brainzes [plural form pending] with the Brainium Basher 9000 upgrade start chasing Madeline in a fashion similar to the Oshiro bossfight. After escaping the building, she jumps off a ledge as the environment slowly changes to Celeste Mountain.

Madeline enters a snowy room with 3 Grannys in it, one of which gives her a third dash, which turns her hair green and is used throughout the rest of the campaign. A short "tutorial section" is graciously provided by Badeline, and Madeline eventually falls off another ledge, only to wake up and realize it was just a dream, yet her third dash remains.

She enters another building which holds the generator that powers the Drill. The main path is locked behind 4 locks that Madeline must unlock. Zomboss makes his only appearance in this campaign, speaking through a speaker, constantly screaming and scolding the Zombies. After going through the locked door, she is immediately greeted by Space Cadets who shoot at her in a similar manner to Badeline Bosses. Super Brainzes also return, sometimes even more than one appearing in a room.

Madeline eventually gets to the generator, destroys it, and everything goes silent. She makes it out of the building and collapses from exhaustion.

Chapter 4[edit | edit source]

Madeline wakes in the Z-Tech Oozevoir, a facility made by Zomboss to make ooze that "bounces humans to find their brains". The ooze has stuck itself to every surface in the map, making climbing and neutral jumps impossible, but giving Madeline the ability to bounce off of them. The player is introduced to Laser Emitters and Dream Blocks.

Nothing much plot-wise happens in this chapter except for a few NPCs to talk to for a secret.

Badeline launches Madeline with a Badeline Boost, but in the wrong direction.

Chapter 5[edit | edit source]

After Badeline's missed throw, Madeline ends up at the Olde Neighbourville Cheese Factory. Alice, Gilly, and Dandelion are all present in this giant maze-like building to take it away from the Zombies as they are still distracted by the Drill being destroyed. Gilly talks about why she wasn't tasked to sneak past the remaining Zombies, despite being "the one with stealth abilites". Alice is focused on finding a Crystal Heart and provides a clue for the player for its location based on the poem line that she gives. Dandelion is encountered later in the first checkpoint, where she needs your help to distract Zombies for 15 seconds. Throughout the first section, time rifts can be found, and going through them transports Madeline into the same room but in the past, before it was invaded by Zombies.

Madeline goes through a time machine at the center of the factory and immediately realizes what has happened due to the building being more fixed and clean. She goes through this past version of the factory, where the rooms have very similar layouts to their present destroyed versions, but have slight differences. She rides a Melvin through the wall of the factory and into the past version of the very first room she starts in.

After getting out of the main factory, it is revealed that this time period was just right before Zombies took total control, as members of the Big Boy Gang can be encountered in a moonberry room in the factory, and several Miner Problems are deployed in the area as security.