Astro’s Playroom – How To Solve The SSD Speedway Riddle And Get The Deja Phew! Trophy

Selene has joined the Playroom!

As a little surprise for Astro Bot fans, a new update arrived in June for the free Astro’s Playroom game on PS5, adding in some new PlayStation 5 artefacts to unlock and view as well as a confounding new set of secret riddles complete with their own trophies.

The update introduces a special portal to the “PlayStation Labo” area in the game, and within it an extra room to view some new models that can be unlocked in the gacha machine. You’ll find things like PS5 Slim, DualSense Edge, PlayStation Portal, PS VR2, Sense Controllers and PlayStation Access Controller. You’ll also find a countdown clock to the release of Astro Bot along with a special easter egg when you interact with the PlayStation Portal.

On top of the new collectibles, some “Special Bots” have been hidden across the various worlds with cryptic riddles that need solving to rescue them. Doing so rewards a series of new trophies, but so far only two – a Bloodborne bot hidden in the GPU Jungle level and a Returnal bot tucked away in SSD Speedway – have been found and solved.

You can find the full, ongoing list right here, but if you’re only struggling with finding and freeing the adorable Bot version of Returnal’s Selene, here’s how to do it:

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Astro’s Playroom – How To Solve The SSD Speedway Returnal Riddle (Deja Phew! trophy)

  • Warp to the Deep Dataspace section of the SSD Speedway level
  • Play through this section until you reach the area where Astro obtains a ball shooter from a chest
  • Don’t get the shooter just yet, instead look just to the left and you’ll see a swirling vortex out in space
  • Stand on the small ledge facing that vortex and jump forward (you’ll be fine!)
  • A platform will appear and catch you, containing the Selene bot
  • Once that’s done, go back and pull the chest containing the shooter out of the ground
  • Play through this first bit of the shooting section until you get to a room with dangling lights and a bunch of enemies
  • You can kill the purple enemies if you want, but don’t kill the green slime ones
  • Instead, go past them and up the steps, then turn back and walk along the top of the area
  • Along these narrow walkways you’ll see a tiny astronaut doll
  • Go and stand on/by the doll and let the green slime enemies hit you with their projectiles
  • You’ll die and respawn with Selene freed!