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Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom gets a Steam Deck update

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Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom from Game Atelier and DG Entertainment recently gained a small but sweet update to improve gameplay on the Steam Deck.

While it's currently tagged as "Unsupported" by Valve, this should hopefully bump it up to fully Verified. It previously had an issue where all the button mapping icons where broken. This latest update adds full support for the Steam Deck controls, and additionally adds in native 16:10 aspect ratio support too. Thanks to that update, Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom should now be a great experience on Steam Deck.

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Game Features:

  • Six awesome forms with unique combat and platforming abilities to make your adventure exciting from start to finish.
  • Unlock new paths and secrets with special equipment: look for magic weapons and items that gradually open up the world.
  • Over 15 hours of epic adventure: explore the new Monster World in a vast interconnected environment.
  • Hand Drawn animations: characters and enemies come to life with detailed animations and fun facial expressions.
  • Soundtrack from iconic Japanese composers: Yuzo Koshiro, Motoi Sakuraba, Michiru Yamane, Keiki Kobayashi and Takeshi Yanagawa.

Available to buy on Steam. Or you can buy it on GOG if you want to try it with Wine.

Here's a short look at it running on a Steam Deck:

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begui Jun 1, 2022
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The game is so great.. the music is so bad..
Avikarr Jun 1, 2022
Quoting: beguiThe game is so great.. the music is so bad..

I think the music is intentionally bad, to resemble that of Dragon Ball, etc. You know - just to bring back memories of our childhood cartoons/anime :D It's freakin AWESOME to be honest :D


Last edited by Avikarr on 1 June 2022 at 11:27 am UTC
Pengling Jun 1, 2022
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Please tell me that the opening FMV with the awesome 80s-anime-dub style song is working under Linux, too!
Liam Dawe Jun 1, 2022
Quoting: PenglingPlease tell me that the opening FMV with the awesome 80s-anime-dub style song is working under Linux, too!
Yup, works fine.
Pengling Jun 1, 2022
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Quoting: Liam DaweYup, works fine.
Good news - it would be an absolute crime if not!

Also, @begui and @Avikarr: If you switch the game's language to Japanese, the song changes too.
Liam Dawe Jun 1, 2022
Steam Deck video done and added in.
slaapliedje Jun 1, 2022
I'm gonna have to get this one! Still need to beat the Wonderboy game... of which the name eludes me.
Jpxe Jun 1, 2022
This is one of the best games ever made in my opinion.
dude Jun 1, 2022
16:10 aspect ratio update.. smart move! I'll have to start over.
haiku Jun 1, 2022
still unable to play with a controller
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