Install Celeste Classic on Nintendo Switch

Celeste Classic

This is a C source port of the original celeste (Celeste classic) for the PICO-8, designed to be portable.

This game can be played with controllers or with keyboard. The general mapping is found here:

To run: Menu -> Games -> Celeste Classic
To run in a terminal: /usr/local/share/celeste/ccleste

Fortunately, Celeste Classic is very easy to install on your Nintendo Switch in just two steps.

  1. Install Pi-Apps - the best app installer for Nintendo Switch.
  2. Use Pi-Apps to install Celeste Classic.


For the best chance of this working, we recommend using the latest version of Switchroot L4T Ubuntu Jammy, which is currently version 5.1.2 Ubuntu Jammy.
Celeste Classic will run on L4T Ubuntu ARM64.

Install Pi-Apps

Pi-Apps is a free tool that makes it incredibly easy to install the most useful programs on your Nintendo Switch with just a few clicks.

Open a terminal and run this command to install Pi-Apps:

wget -qO- | bash

Feel free to check out the Pi-Apps source code here:

Install Celeste Classic

Now that you have Pi-Apps installed, it is time to install Celeste Classic.
First launch Pi-Apps from your start menu:

Then click on the Games category.

Now scroll down to find Celeste Classic in the list.

Just click Install and Pi-Apps will install Celeste Classic for you!

Pi-Apps is a free and open source tool made by Botspot and other contributors. Find out more at