The tough-as-nails platformer, Celeste is difficult sufficient to play with a daily controller. The Mario-like sidescroller is a veritable frenzy of challenges — from boss fights that require dodging a barrage of lasers to ranges with partitions and flooring lined with spikes, it’s identified for being tough to beat. And on Jan. 7, streamer MissedAWP beat the whole lot of the sport utilizing a steering wheel and a gear shift.
The spectacular run solely took round three days to plan and end. Ultimately, it took her roughly 2 hours and 14 minutes to beat the sport, and he or she died 499 instances through the run. Earlier than her try to do that, the streamer would repeatedly speedrun the sport on her Twitch channel. MissedAWP instructed Polygon by way of Twitter that she was impressed to undertake the tough run as a result of she thought it could be “humorous to do.” She accomplished the run on the Home windows PC model of the sport and did “any%” which suggests she may break or glitch the sport.
To do it, MissedAWP used a steering wheel and six-speed shifter. She used the wheel to manage Madeline’s actions from left to proper and used the again shift paddles for leaping and dashing. She put the sprint on the left shift so she may nonetheless sprint whereas shifting up and down. (Her six-speed shifter might be moved to the left and proper, along with up and down.) “This meant you possibly can do loads whereas utilizing each palms,” she stated. You may view the stream under on her Twitch channel.
She instructed Polygon that the toughest part to compete was the feather part — which permits Madeline to form of float by the air, giving gamers the flexibility to maneuver her extra freely in eight instructions. “That is actually cool once you’re doing it on a joystick, not once you’re panicking and screaming attempting to do it with one hand on the wheel, and one hand on the shifter.”
When requested the way it felt to tug off the run, she instructed Polygon, “I felt so proud. It’s wild to have the ability to say, ‘Hey, I’m that lady that beat Celeste on a steering wheel!’ However right here we’re!”