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Anyone can climb the mountain!

EX.ULT VIDEOTAINMENT presents a mod of the Pico-8 version of Celeste Classic that replaces Madeline with everybody’s favorite hungry pink blob! Instead of dashing and wall-jumping, you’ll run, flap, float, and inhale your way up the mountain. A spring breeze is blowing flower petals across the slopes. Collect optional Maximum Tomatoes, just for fun. We made minimal edits to Celeste’s level designs to allow for 100% completion.


Arrow Keys: Walk, Fly, and Crouch
Z: Jump / Flap
X: Inhale / Exhale

If you’ve played Celeste, you know that part of its story is about overcoming anxiety and realizing that anybody, with enough determination and the right tools, can climb the mountain. (If you haven't played Celeste, go buy it!) The scene with the feather and the breathing exercise is so memorable! Madeline’s journey to work with herself, rather than against herself, has meant a lot to us. The generous Assist Mode shows us there's no wrong way to make it, and that it's cool to play games in whatever way you like.

This mod asks and answers the question: what if a friendly pink balloon with shoes climbed Celeste Mountain?

This is an idea that started as a joke during Episode 46 of You’re Too Show, a podcast where we look for depth and hilarity in kids' media. We’ve been talking about Kirby: Right Back At Ya! and were struck by a scene in which Kirby falls asleep while fighting. Metaknight says that Kirby’s freedom from anxiety is his greatest strength. We were like, “Whoa! That reminds me of the feather scene in Celeste. Wouldn’t it be funny if…?” And then we realized it was actually a cute and thematic idea, and put it together over a few weeks as a side project.

Follow EX.ULT VIDEOTAINMENT on Itch at http://exult.itch.io or on Twitter @EXULTgames to see more cute game things we’re working on!

Mod Credits:

Nick Splendorr: Design & Code - @nosplendorr
Ryan Splendorr: Art & Animation - @resplendorr
Jacob Regus: Musical Arrangements
We gratefully include a modified version of @Trianull’s Pico-8 cover of “Green Greens”: https://www.lexaloffle.com/bbs/?pid=60633

Special thanks to:
Caleb Zane Huett for help with the concept and play testing.
Lucy Ralston and Tony Ransom for feedback and code help.
All our friends in C.A.F.E. for encouragement and feedback.
The Celeste team for making such a great game. Go buy Celeste! https://mattmakesgames.itch.io/celeste
HAL Labs for all the joy they’ve brought into our lives over the years.

P#63363 2019-04-09 20:55 ( Edited 2021-02-11 22:21)


I love everything about this.

P#63372 2019-04-10 04:59

I think that that's an interesting way to have thought of it, as anxiety and similar problems are the main feelings that brought Madeline to Celeste Mountain, and bringing a character who doesn't really worry about much, exempt for the weight of saving his home planet on whatever serves as his shoulders, if he even has them, was put in a similar setting as the Celeste Mountain, the main protagonist had no pressure to go to the mountain? What could be revealed about his possible inner turmoil? (If he has any...)

Also, the idea of a light and floaty character in Celeste mountain, (either interpretation) would contradict the difficulty, but may, in fact make some sections harder. An overall cool idea, and kind of funny.

P#63558 2019-04-16 00:33 ( Edited 2019-04-16 00:38)

SWEET! But Kirby doesn't wear shoes, his feet just become hard during attacks.

P#64154 2019-05-02 20:12 ( Edited 2019-05-08 21:50)

how to play it. or is it still a wip?

P#64378 2019-05-13 13:46

Wow, that's the best mod I've seen period, to be honest I've never been big into the whole mod concept, but wow this is incredible! Keep up the great work

P#66853 2019-08-22 03:52 ( Edited 2019-08-22 03:53)

Review:pretty fun. not too much differences in terms of gameplay, but cute and easy to play. Nice job!

P#72174 2020-01-22 19:07

lol I was JUST told I hadn't attached a cart png to this post!!!!! Well, now I have! Sorry, everybody! 😅

P#87521 2021-02-11 22:23

I played it! the music makes me soo happy, more than the amazing moveset and visuals, gg dude

P#87523 2021-02-11 23:18

3:17 time, i strawbweery. speedrun iguess

P#87525 2021-02-11 23:47

I don't think this time is too bad.

P#87542 2021-02-12 18:56 ( Edited 2021-02-12 18:56)


P#87557 2021-02-12 21:36
P#87569 2021-02-13 01:27

@Drazeros_XTRA what does that mean

P#87647 2021-02-15 00:30

guys look i tried :D

P#87663 2021-02-15 07:40 ( Edited 2021-02-15 07:40)

@KoboldKing to complete a game quickly

P#87691 2021-02-15 20:36

I got 3:17
2500 m got 99% of deaths

P#91765 2021-05-10 15:42


P#91766 2021-05-10 15:43

S p e e d

P#108396 2022-03-10 18:39 ( Edited 2022-03-10 18:41)

This should be its own game with copy abilities, as far as I know, it would be the first proper Kirby Pico-8 game. (Aside from this)

P#108441 2022-03-11 13:48 ( Edited 2022-03-11 13:48)

what shoos do

P#108493 2022-03-12 15:29

Anytime I Just Play This Game That Has Been Inspired By "Kirby The Forgotten Mountains"
Gemskip: Easy
Normal: Easy

P#117449 2022-09-15 00:40

What do the shoes do?

P#119846 2022-10-29 22:01

Hey y'all! So glad people are still checking this out :) The shoes don't do anything, they're just for fun. Haven't you always wanted light-up shoes? :D

P#119910 2022-10-31 15:54

Oh, and also! Ryan and I worked with other friends to make a game called "Spellcorked!" for the Playdate. It's included in Season One, so if you get a Playdate, our game will show up automatically a few weeks later.

"In this laid-back magical gig economy crafting game, you are a recently-graduated young witch trying to thrive in a digital age. With a bit of help and a lot of love, fulfill potion orders for people you never meet, and try to get the best reviews you can!"

Official Spellcorked Page

P#119912 2022-10-31 16:01

poyo poyo poyoo poyo
*this game is amazing and the spike clip is simple

P#142507 2024-03-06 15:23

Oh boy, cheese!

P#142555 2024-03-07 17:24

how do you post a screen shot I want to submit my 2:23 no death

P#143955 2024-03-20 15:37

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