What’s the difference between Casual and Hard mode in Return to Monkey Island?

Are you keeping it casual?

Monkey Island has returned to our gaming screens for the first time in over a decade with Return to Monkey Island. It features the point-and-click goodness and humor fans of the series know and love, with all your favorite characters such as Guybrush Threepwood and LeChuck returning for repeat performances. This time you have two difficulty levels to choose from. So, what’s the difference between Casual and Hard mode in Return to Monkey Island?

What difficulty should I choose in Return to Monkey Island?

The important difference between Casual and Hard mode is the difficulty of the puzzles. Players who simply want to enjoy old games' storylines, humor, and callbacks can play on Casual Mode. But those players who want more of a point-and-click challenge should opt for Hard mode. However, the difference isn’t great—you just have more puzzles to solve. For example, on Hard Mode, a few extra steps are required to get Carla to lend you a book, while the path through the Forest challenge is also different.

Related: Return to Monkey Island is back on PC and Switch

Can you save the game on both difficulties in Return to Monkey Island?

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Yes, you can, so don’t panic if you’re unsure which mode you want to play. The game has multiple save slots, and you can save a run-through of Casual and Hard modes at the same time. You’ll know the difference in your save files because the Hard mode saves have a red skull and crossbones icon in the bottom right corner.

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Chris Marling is a writer and editor with more than 20 years of experience across newspapers, magazines, and websites. Based in the UK, he has written professionally on everything from tech to tearooms. But his real passion is gaming, going right back to the Atari 2600 - and especially RPGs and MMOs. He cut his teeth on games such as The Realm and Anarchy Online. But 20 years on still gets excited about exploring each new world. When not online, you'll find him gaming analog-style around the table. Chris has had five of his own board games published, including Pioneer Days and Armageddon.

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