These are the official Return to Monkey Island FAQs for your most important questions. These frequently asked questions will be helpful to anyone looking for basic answers before or after buying the game.

Return to Monkey Island – FAQ


How does Auto-Save work?

  • The game will autosave every time you enter a room.

Can I change the difficulty?

  • You cannot change difficulty partway through a game. This is because it would ruin some puzzles. You can tell if your game is Hard Mode if it has an icon next to it in the load menu. Casual Mode saves will have no icon.

What is Writer’s Cut?

  • Writer’s Cut adds more dialog to some conversations.

What is the horse armor?

  • All pre-order customers will receive the exclusive ‘Horse Armor’ item in their inventory. It has no use in the game and in no way will contribute to to the gameplay, puzzles, or narrative of Return to Monkey Island. But it is very exclusive.

Related: Return to Monkey Island: Achievements Guide

Return to Monkey Island


I am stuck on a puzzle

  • What does the hint book tell you to do? It will give you more accurate help than we can, since it knows what you have and haven’t done so far.
  • Consider that Hard and Casual Mode may have different puzzles.

I have issues with settings

  • Some settings cannot be changed based on other settings. Our system doesn’t disable settings that cannot be used. For example, if you set it so you have only text showing, you can still play with the voice volume, it just won’t do anything. Another example is when you have voice on, you cannot slow down the text speed.

I cannot remap keys/Change controls

  • Almost any key can be remapped. However, you cannot remap the mouse or controller buttons currently.
    The remapping must be a “string” and following the format modifier+awhere modifier is any combination of zero or more shift, control, ctrl, alt, option or command separated by a +. The last character or word of the string is the key.

    The key is the key you would press without any modifiers. For example, if you want to remap to a $, it would be shift+4 (on a US keyboard). Use shift+a rather than A.

    control and ctrl can be used interchangeably. command and option are only on Mac. On Windows, alt and command are the same thing.

    The following special key names can be used:
    esc, period, tab, space, return, backtick, backslash, num1, num2, num3, num4, num5, num6, num7, num8, num9″, home”, pageup, pagedown, delete, backspace, end, right, left, down, up

    You can also use mousemiddle to invoke a key event when the middle mouse button is pressed. By default it skips dialog.

    Keybindings are saved in Prefs.json in a keybindings: { } dictionary.

    Below are the remappable keys and their default:

    keybindings: {
    skipDialog: “period”
    skipDialog2: “mousemiddle”
    pauseGame: “space”
    overrideCutscene: “esc”
    quit: “control+q”
    fastQuit: “alt+q”
    showOptions: “o”
    showHelp: “h”
    takeScreenshotUI: “shift+control+s”
    esc: “esc”
    inventory: “i”
    inventoryAlt: “v”
    map: “m”
    todo: “t”
    showLastSayline: “comma”
    showNextSayline: “m”
    saveGame: “command+s”
    loadGame: “command+l”

How do I report issues/bugs?

  • First of all, bug reporting depends on what platform you are playing.
    • For Steam (PC/Mac) please use our Tech support forum.
    • If you are playing on Nintendo Switch please go to our discord[] and there is a bug report channel, where a form is pinned. Fill it out and you are all set.

This Return to Monkey Island guide was originally published by Sippy. All credits for the text and images goes to him!

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