Celeste is one of the best indie games ever, so there isn’t any surprise to know that it is the winner of the Indie Game of the Year for 2018.
Celeste is a tricky, hardcore, platform that requires a lot of skill for its completing, so you need a lot of patience and a lot of training to reach the end titles.
Recently, the game’s developers have announced a new bunch of levels as free DLC, but only who have already beaten the game at the hardest difficulty level can access to them.
Crystal Hearts And How To Get Them
So, you are ready to know how you can unlock every level in the game?
How to reach Mountain Core
Firstly, you need to know that exists an eight “secret” chapter that you can unlock at the end of the game.
You can access this new bunch of levels obtaining all Crystal Hearts that are collectibles that you can get in the regular levels solving certain puzzles.
The Crystal Hearts are the most tricky collectibles in the game (Strawberries are for children) because they require a lot of skill and power of observation.
After you unlock the Mountain Core, you need to beat it to open its hard mode, like every level in Celeste.
The Hard Mode requires red Crystal Hearts to be unlocked. You can get red Crystal Hearts completing B-Side in every Celeste’s levels.
Crystal Hearts Location
So, there is a Crystal Hearts in each game’s chapter. In the list below you can see the Crystal Hearts location and its puzzle’s solution.
Crystal Heart 1: Pointless Machines
You can unlock it by resolving “birds puzzle” in the “Satellite area.” In this area, you can see some birds with different colors that fly around each one in a particular direction.
You need to dash in the same direction following the order was given by satellite’s computer that blinks with the right color.
This is the direction’s combination: Up, Left, Down-Right, Up-Right, Left, Up-Left.
Once you execute it, a Crystal Hearts appears on the top of the screen.
Crystal Heart 2: Resurrections
To unlock this Crystal Heart, you need to unlock the rechargeability of your dash (go through the main story).
So, at the start of Chapter 2, you need to dash up-right at the top-right edge of the first screen.
For every time you change screen you can dash again, so you need to “infinite” dash on top until you reach the Crystal Heart.
Crystal Heart 3: Scattered and Lost
To get this Crystal Heart, you need to complete the first part of Chapter 3 until you need to help Mr. Oshyo in its Hotel.
Now when you reach the screen that you can see below, you need merely dash into secret passage to reach the Crystal Heart.
Crystal Heart 4: Eye of the Storm
The main difficulty for this Crystal Heart is the Chapter 4 that is hard.
Once you get Chapter 4 in the game, you need to reach the area in the image below and access to the secret area (the passage in the red circle).
Crystal Heart 5: Quiet and Falling
This is one of the trickiest Crystal Hearts in the game. You need a lot of attempts and training before you can obtain it.
In Chapter 5 you need to reach the area in the image below and use the red ball to go in a secret passage.
Once you completed it, you reach a new level area that is really, really, hard to beat because it is full of hard platforming.
Complete it and get you Crystal Heart.
Crystal Heart 6: Heavy and Frail
In Chapter 6 you need to reach the waterfall area in the image below, so you need to use plume and go at the most left edge of the screen until you reach an area with Four torches and Six colored squares.
You need a particular dash sequence to active each torch:
- Torch 1: Up, Left, Down-Right, Up-Right, Left, Up-Left
- Torch 2: Up, Right, Down-Left, Up-Left, Right, Up-Right
- Torch 3: Down, Left, Up-Right, Down-Right, Left, Down-Left
- Torch 4: Down, Right, Up-Left, Down-Left, Right, Down-Right
Once you have activated every torch, you get the Crystal Heart.
Crystal Heart 7: Pink Sunrise
This Crustal Heart creates a new definition of Hell. To unlock it you need to get six (yes, six) jewels around Chapter 7, so you need to reach the Crystal Heart area to unlock it.
So, you are ready?
Jewel 1: It is the easiest one. You can reach it from the first area of the level (follow the red arrows in the image below).
Jewel 2: Follow the arrow in the images below to discover a secret passage.
Jewel 3: You can see the wall in the red circle? Ok, you need to destroy it to discover a new path and the third jewel.
Jewel 4: This is the easiest. Yo need to go in the infested laundry 8, follow the path with the red arrow in the image below).
Jewel 5: This isn’t very easy, because you need to reach this “secret” passage. You need a lot of skill and training before you can unlock it.
Jewel 6: You need to use the red ball (the X in the image below) and go to the left side to unlock a new path. Be careful: this secret area if full of hazards.
Finally, you can reach the Crystal Heart at the end of Chapter 7.
Crystal Heart 8: Heart of the Mountain
This is the easiest Crystal Heart. You need only complete the Chapter 8.