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Constellations are left behind by the player as they become one with the cosmos by reaching 7-99 in the Cosmic Ocean. They are similar to the Journal's run recaps, and will describe to the player what they did in the run. The most recent constellation that the player created will be visible in the Camp if the player uses the telescope, as well as in the background when the player completes either of the other two possible Endings.

Constellation Name + Appearance

The Constellation will be given a special name consisting of a prefix and a suffix, depending on what the player did.

Some words have a higher priority than others; for example, if a player meets the criteria for the word Canis but also meets the criteria for Solanum, the constellation's first word will be Solanum, as it has priority.

The following charts display each word, going from highest priority on the list to lowest priority.

First Word (Prefix)
Word Latin Meaning Criteria Effect on Constellation
Solanum Eggplant Have the Eggplant Crown Bright Purple Star.
Animus Heart Have 50 or more HP Amount of stars on constellation increases with total HP
Canis Dog Rescued 16 or more Dogs Additional small orange stars, 1 for every 4 Dogs rescued.
Cattus Cat Rescued 16 or more Cats Additional small orange stars, 1 for every 4 Cats rescued.
Phodopus Hamster Rescued 16 or more Hamsters Additional small orange stars, 1 for every 4 Hamsters rescued.
Felix Luck Meet no other criteria Nothing.
Second Word (Suffix)
Word Latin Meaning Criteria Effect on Constellation
Asinus Fool Have The True Crown None
Celeritas Speed Complete the game in under 1:56:00 (1 minute average per level) Stars are more spread out.
Major Large/Extreme Have over $1,000,000 Stars with a golden halo around them appear. One star appears for each million earned.
Fidelis Loyalty, Faithfulness Have 24 or more favor at Kali's Altars Stars with a red halo around them appear. 16 favor grants one star, while every 8 favor after grants another.
Criminalus Criminal Killed 16 or more NPCs Lines linking constellation together become progressively more red with more NPCs killed.
Minor Little Meet no other criteria Nothing.


  • For Celeritas, time elapsed while the game is paused counts towards the timer as well. The only place where the player can take a break without accruing extra time is by AFKing in the level transition screen or options menu.
    • The player should be paying attention to their total elapsed time. Although flexible due to some levels throughout the run being shorter and able to be completed in under a minute, a player who is at rigid Celeritas pace makes it to Olmec's Lair at 8 minutes, Neo Babylon at 14 minutes, Hundun's Hideaway at 21 minutes, 7-25 at 43 minutes, 7-50 at 1 hour and 8 minutes, and 7-75 at 1 hour and 33 minutes.
  • Animus, Canis/Cattus/Phodopus, Fidelis, and Criminalus are all simply milestones, and the effect they give the constellation will appear if the player meets a criteria.
    • For example, rescuing 4 dogs will cause a single small orange star to appear, despite the player needing to rescue 16 to make Canis the first word of the constellation (If criteria for higher priority words is not met).
    • Killing 8 NPCs will give the lines linking a constellation a pink tint, while killing 16 or more will make the lines a deep red and make the constellation's second word Criminalus (If criteria for higher priority words is not met).
  • NPCs don't have to be killed by the player to count towards Criminalus, and simply have to die. This makes it possible to achieve Criminalus by having Shopkeepers or Tusk's Bodyguards kill each other with their Shotguns trying to attack the player.

Other Factors

A constellation seen in the distant stars atop the Camp.

NPC Quests

Completing an NPC's quest will add a bright white star to the constellation. It is only possible to accrue a maximum of five stars due to the game's branching paths.

There are 6 different quests that the player can complete to add to the constellation:

Angering or killing an NPC will nullify the star. It is only possible to obtain the stars for both Madame Tusk and Sparrow by teleporting into the Palace of Pleasure's vault to collect the treasure, as this will prevent Tusk from angering.

A player does not have to pick up The True Crown to obtain the star for Beg's quest, and only needs to make him drop it.

Health Count

Constellations will have more stars depending on the player's health.

Stars per HP
Health Count Star Count
1-8 5
9-13 6
14-18 7
19-23 8
24-28 9
29-33 10
34-39 11
39-43 12
44-48 13
49-53 14
54-58 15
59-63 16
64-68 17
69-73 18
74-78 19
79-83 20
84-88 21
89-93 22
94-98 23
99 24

Player Color

The character that the host player is playing as will also decide the glow that the constellation gives off.

Color per player
Character Glow Color
Ana Spelunky Yellow Glow
Margaret Tunnel Magenta Glow
Colin Northward Cyan Glow
Roffy D. Sloth Dark Gray Glow
Alto Singh Cinnabar Glow
Liz Mutton Green Glow
Nekka the Eagle Olive Glow
LISE Project White Glow
Coco von Diamonds Cerulean Glow
Manfred Tunnel Blue Glow
Little Jay Lime Glow
Tina Flan Lemon Glow
Valerie Crump Iris Glow
Au Gold Glow
Demi von Diamonds Red Glow
Pilot Pink Glow
Princess Airyn Violet Glow
Dirk Yamaoka Black Glow
Guy Spelunky Khaki Glow
Classic Guy Orange Glow