In this guide, we’ll be going over all the endings in Solar Ash and how to get them. We will also cover these tips for getting some of the harder endings:
– Complete The Story Mode using only a single team
– Finish Stage 5 on Hard difficulty with no continues
Despite the fact that Solar Ash has numerous endings, the majority of the game follows a single crucial route. You’ll enter a room, clear it of anomalies, and then take out the boss. This method is repeated a total of six times. With dangers, more accurate platforming, and increasingly difficult puzzles, each section offers new mechanics and raises the technical requirements.
You unlock the endgame and two different endings after you’ve finished all six zones. There are no “real” or “hidden” endings in this game. Solar Ash’s “good” and “bad” endings will be covered in this guide.
Note from the editor: There are serious plot spoilers ahead.
How to Get the Good and Bad Solar Ash Endings
After defeating the monster of each region, you’ll encounter Echo, who will let you choose one of the endings. Rei’s soul is taken from her body, and she is forced to suffer indescribable mental and spiritual torture as Echo. Once upon a time, the two were one and the same, and that united creature attempted and failed to use the Starseed to rescue her home planet, only to be torn apart on a metaphysical level.
The player character, Rei, is nothing more than a body with no recollection of her original failure, condemned to repeat Echo’s suffering. When Rei approaches the Starseed and activates it, the gadget rips her apart once again, but her soul has already been divided, thus all that left is a Remnant.
The enemies you’ve been facing are past forms of Rei that the Starseed has twisted and perverted.
When you first arrive to the Starseed in the current cycle of the game, your sole option is to activate the device, despite the fact that both Rei and the player are uninformed of its actual nature. Echo will come to a halt and attempt one final time to explain the issue. You have a decision to make at this time.
Solar Ash’s “Bad” Ending: Keeping the Cycle Going
If you choose “Activate the Starseed,” you will get the “poor” Solar Ash ending. The Rei you’ve been playing throughout the game fades away, and the Remnant you’ve been playing becomes still another Remnant. At the start of the game, a new Rei appears, her armor destroyed, her memories erased, and the promise of the entire farce repeating indefinitely.
You control the new Rei for a short time to go to the Crater, after which the game finishes and the credits roll, returning you to Cyd with the fully charged Starseed.
The “Good” Ending of Solar Ash: Destroying the Starseed and Reuniting Rei
If you opt to “Destroy the Starseed” instead, you will get the Solar Ash “good” ending. Echo is taken aback and wonders why things are different this time. Rather of obliterating Rei completely, the energy feedback bends her into a last Remnant while freeing Echo from her metaphysical prison and providing her with a spiritual body.
Everything you’ve learned thus far in Solar Ash comes into play now, as you take control of Echo in one last Remnant battle against yourself for this ending. The simple thing is getting aboard this Remnant. It’s not easy to reach the different beams and girders protruding from her.
This last battle isn’t the most difficult, because the only way to fail is to surrender. If you succeed, Rei and Echo will revert to their former selves, doomed to roam the Ultravoid with the weight of their failure but the faint hope of beginning something new in its depths.
And that’s how you get the “good” and “bad” Solar Ash endings. Technically, neither ending is intrinsically good or terrible, and unlike titles like Persona 5 Royal or Shin Megami Tensei V, there is no actual true ending or hidden ending. It’s only a binary option, but if you’re invested in the plot, you’ll want to try both. Check out our other Solar Ash tutorials for additional information.