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Goonya Monster (Switch): all the updates (latest: Ver. 2.5.0)

On this page, you will find all there is to know about the various updates for Goonya Monster on Nintendo Switch (originally released on December 4th 2022 in North America, Europe, and Japan)!

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Goonya Monster – Ver. 2.5.0

  • Release date: January 24th (North America) / January 25th 2024 (Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:

◆New Episode
・Implemented update data for Episode 6.

◆ New features
・A rule customization function has been added to party play.

◆ Gameplay Rebalance
【Battle Balance】
▼Buster
・”Poison” effect has been added to “Mushroom Bomber”.

◆ Bug Fixes
・Other minor bugs have been fixed.

  • Additional notes: none.
  • Source: MUTAN

Goonya Monster – Ver. 2.4.0

  • Release date: October 24th 2023 (North America) / October 25th 2023 (Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:

◆New Episode
・Implemented update data for Episode 5.

◆Gameplay Rebalance
【Battle Balance】
▼Buster
・When matched with player monsters, the number of undead spawning has been adjusted so that the number of undead spawning will be higher when CPU members are mixed in with party members.
◆Bug Fixes
・Fixed an issue where “Buddha” would sink into the block and become immobile right after using its skill.
・Fixed an issue where “Gargoyle” would sink into the block and become immobile right after using its skill.
・Other minor bugs have been fixed.

  • Additional notes: none.
  • Source: MUTAN

Goonya Monster – Ver. 2.3.0

  • Release date: September 7th 2023 (North America) / September 8th 2023 (Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:

◆ New features
・Added “GO ON YA WAY/Alice” to the BGM settings.
-By selecting “GO ON YA WAY/Alice” from Options > Sound Settings > BGM Settings, it will be played randomly from the selected BGMs.

◆ Gameplay Rebalance
【Battle Balance】
▼Buster
・Adjusted the “power” of “Soul Healer” slightly higher.
・Adjusted the “healing power” of “Soul Healer” slightly higher.
▼Monster
・Set a cooldown time for message usage.
・When the “Punch” hits the Buster, if the damage exceeds the remaining HP of the Buster, it has been changed to “Predation”.
・Changed the activation count of “Minotaur’s” “Rush Attack” from 3 times to 1 time.
・Reduced the homing range of “Minotaur’s” “Rush Attack”.
・Shortened the “cooldown” of the “Minotaur’s” skill.

◆ System
・Adjusted to decrease the rating reduction value.
・Increased the number of “Soul Gems” obtained from the Soul Gacha. ※There are no changes to the probabilities.
・Changed to be able to skip the episode ending event.
・Added a page about the area where damage occurs around the Soul Pot in the “How to Play” section.

◆ Bug Fixes
・Fixed a bug where the trophy “First Bite” could not be acquired.
・Fixed other minor bugs.

  • Additional notes: none.
  • Source: MUTAN

Goonya Monster – Ver. 2.2.0

  • Release date: July 25th 2023 (North America) / July 26th 2023 (Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:

◆ New episode
・We have implemented the update data for Episode 4.

◆ Gameplay Rebalance
【Battle Balance】
▼ Buster
・During battles with COM Monsters, we adjusted the AI of CPU Busters to be stronger than before.

▼ Monster
・We added an area where you take damage if you continue to stay around the Soul Pot.
・We have changed it so that “Nine-tails” is not invincible while using skills.

◆ System
・The interval for switching the stage of Episode Match has been changed from 1 hour to 30 minutes.

◆ Bug Fixes
・Fixed a bug where gear customization was not reflected in training.
・Fixed a bug where damage was taken even when invincible when falling off the Stage.
・Other minor bugs have been fixed.

  • Additional notes: none.
  • Source: MUTAN

Goonya Monster – Ver. 2.1.0

  • Release date: July 4th 2023 (North America) / July 5th 2023 (Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:

◆Gameplay Rebalance
【Battle Balance】
▼Monster

  • Monsters now recover HP when they prey on Busters.
  • The “unable to get up” time when “Buddha” collapses has been extended.
  • The available time to use the skill of “Buddha” has been shortened.
  • The range of soul purification by “Buddha”‘s skill has been narrowed.

▼Undead

  • Modified so that “Leech” remains near the ground when it takes damage.

▼Gear

  • The recovery amount from the Monster’s “HP UP” gear has been halved.

◆Function Adjustment

  • Added a menu to make it easier to watch events afterwards
    • You can check from the Story Event in the options

◆Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a bug where you fall off the Stage, roll, and fall again.
  • Fixed other minor bugs.
  • Additional notes: none.
  • Source: MUTAN

Goonya Monster – Ver. 2.0.0

  • Release date: June 15th 2023 (North America) / June 16th 2023 (Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:

◆ Common Changes

  • Adjustments have been made to reduce traction on the block and make it easier to move.
  • Both Busters and Monsters have been changed so that they can see each other’s name tags. (Visible even through walls)
  • More items were added to score actions during battles, and changes were made so that EXP, Soul Coins, and Soul Gems could be earned in points accordingly.

◆ Monster

  • Changed to power-up based on the number of times a Buster is preyed upon and killed.
    • Powering up makes the Monster’s body progressively bigger, and its punches and other judgments become larger, making it easier to destroy blocks and prey on them.
  • The conditions for predation have been changed so that predation occurs when the Buster’s HP is reduced to a certain degree and a punch is applied.
  • Changed to blow the Buster farther away immediately after killing the Buster with predation.
  • Changed to prevent Monsters from being mocked by Buster’s kicks and punches and obstacles on the stage.
  • The double jump that was possible using walls has been changed to allow triple jumps.

◆ Buster

  • Changed when Buster is ghost state, they can be automatically revived over time.
    • However, the time required for automatic revival increases according to the number of times the ghost state has been ghost state.
  • Changed to when in a ghost state, other Buster can be revived simply by contacting the Buster.
  • Changed it so that you can resurrect from a ghost state when you rescue a Buster who is being preyed upon with a ghost attack.
  • Changed ghost attacks and kicks are slightly homing against Monsters.
    • When the kick hits the Monster, Monster and Buster behave as if they are bouncing off each other.
  • An alert function has been added whereby the screen frame turns red when a Monster is near itself.

■ Update Details

◆ New features

  • A free daily gacha has been added as a login bonus.
  • A stamp board function has been added, where stamps are accumulated according to battle results, coins and gems can be earned and stories can be released.
  • Upon opening the custom screen for the first time after the update, the following weapons will be unlocked and available for use. (If you already possess them, they will be converted to Soul Coins)
    • Soul Pistol
    • Soul Shotgun
    • Soul Laser
    • Soul Bomb
    • Soul Machine Gun
    • Soul Hammer
    • Soul Bow & Arrow

◆ Gameplay Rebalance

【Rewards】

  • More items were added to score actions during battles, and changes were made so that EXP, Soul Coins, and Soul Gems could be earned in points accordingly.

【Battle Balance】

  • Adjustments have been made to reduce traction on the block and make it easier to move.
  • Soul’s contact detection has been increased.
  • Both Busters and Monsters have been changed so that they can see each other’s name tags.

▼ Buster

  • Changed when Buster is ghost state, they can be automatically revived over time.
    • However, the time required for automatic revival increases according to the number of times the ghost state has been ghost state.
  • Changed to when in a ghost state, other Buster can be revived simply by contacting the Buster.
  • Changed it so that you can resurrect from a ghost state when you rescue a Buster who is being preyed upon with a ghost attack.
  • Changed ghost attacks and kicks are slightly homing against Monsters.
    • When the kick hits the Monster, Monster and Buster behave as if they are bouncing off each other.
    • Reduced stuck time after ghost attacks.
    • An alert function has been added whereby the screen frame turns red when a Monster is near itself.
    • The long press and hold recovery guard button has been removed and changed so that putting souls into the soul pot can recover all HP.
    • When approaching the undead, they are now automatically locked on when shot with Weapons. (Excluding some Weapons)
    • Adjusted to make it easier to get up when tripping over obstacles.
    • The cool time between defeating undead and the appearance of the soul has been removed.
    • Changed so that when a Monster’s predation is cancelled, it becomes invincible for a certain period of time.
    • UI additions have been made to make it easier to locate souls and undead.
    • Adjusted the initial position of the Buster in all stages.

▼ Monster

  • Changed to power-up based on the number of times a Buster is preyed upon and killed.
    • Powering up makes the Monster’s body progressively bigger, and its punches and other judgments become larger, making it easier to destroy blocks and prey on them.
  • The conditions for predation have been changed so that predation occurs when the Buster’s HP is reduced to a certain degree and a punch is applied.
  • Changed to blow the buster farther away immediately after killing the Buster with predation.
  • Changed to prevent Monsters from being mocked by Buster’s kicks and punches and obstacles on the stage.
  • The double jump that was possible using walls has been changed to allow triple jumps.
  • Monster appearance locations fixed around soul pots.
  • Changed the Monster cannot move for the first three seconds after the battle starts.
  • The behaviour of punches alternating left and right has been changed.
  • Adjusted to make it easier for punches to hit.
  • Changed the inertia during movement is not lost during punches and kicks.
  • Changed so that when an undead predator is preyed upon, the predation is automatically cancelled after a few seconds.
  • Heavier action during predation.

▼ Skills

● Kigurumee

  • Changed “One-Shot Predation” is also performed when a punch released while activating a skill hits a Buster.

● Minotaur

  • Reduced skill damage.
  • Adjustments to skill easier to hit Busters.
  • Changed the rush stops when the skill hits the Buster.
  • Changed when a skill hits a Buster, Buster is flown upwards while spinning.
  • Reduced trapping on blocks during skill activation.

● Oculus

  • Changed to becomes invincible while activating a skill.
  • Skills adjusted to make it harder to hit obstacles.
  • A weak lock-on element has been added to the skill.

● Pumpkin

  • A weak lock-on element has been added to the skill.
  • The skill penetrates the block and explodes when it hits the ground.
    • Touchable destructible blocks are destroyed and indestructible objects are penetrated but remain intact.

● Death

  • The skill has been changed from a specification that generates a circle range in front of itself to a specification that sets up a circle around itself.
  • Extended skill range.

● Voodoo Doll

  • After activating a skill, the skill gauge is reduced even when the beam is not being fired.
  • The skill has been changed from manually firing the beam to automatically firing the beam when the Buster is within range once activated.
    • If Voodoo Doll is out of range, only an effect will appear around the Voodoo Doll’s body.
  • Shortened range of skills.

● Mythical Dragon
・The skill has been changed from manually firing a flaming breath to a bullet-based system that fires three flaming breaths.
・Reduced damage to the main body of the flame breath.
・Burn damage caused by skills can now be guarded against.
・The duration of burns caused by skills has been extended to around 15 seconds.
● Baby-Face
・Increased movement speed while activating skills.
● Balloon
・The skill has been changed from a manual throw specification to one that automatically drops a bomb at your feet after activation.
-The ability to move freely in the air after activation is retained.

▼ Weapons

 

  • Added “Aim Assist” to the “Shooter” series, making it easier to hit.
  • Adjusted the “Candy Shooter”‘s “power” slightly higher and “movement speed during shots” slightly slower.
  • Increased the “power” of the “Bandead Shooter” and made “movement speed during shots” slower.
  • Added “Aim Assist” to the “Pistol” series, making it easier to hit.
  • Extended the “range” of the “Pistol” series.
  • Slightly extended the “range” and slightly increased the “power” of the “Tiger Attack”.
    • The “knockback” is slightly larger and the “cool time” is slightly longer.
  • Extended the “range” and increased the “power” of the “Purple Line”.
    • The “knockback” is larger and the “cool time” is longer.
  • Shortened the “range” and lowered the “power” of the “Monster Eyes” and “microSD 256GB Revision”, and made it to automatically continue shooting while holding down the button.
  • Reduced the “knockback” of the “Shotgun” series.
  • Removed the additional effect of “block destruction” from the “Shotgun” series.
  • Slightly increased the “power” of the “Honeycomb Compressor”.
  • Increased the “power” of the “Monster Fang”.
  • Lowered the “power” and shortened the “cool time” of the “Giraffe Charge”.
  • For the “Laser” series, we adjusted the thickness of the laser effect based on “power”.
    • The larger the “power”, the thicker the laser effect.
  • Slightly increased the “knockback” and “power” of the “Green Juice Laser”, and made the “action during shot” slightly heavier.
  • Increased the “knockback” and “power” of the “Blood Laser”, and made the “action during shot” impossible.
  • Added an effect to the “Blood Laser” that allows “block destruction” by continuously hitting the laser.
  • Shortened the “range” and lowered the “power” of the “Holstein Laser”, “Future Spectrum”, “DriverPro 20 Revision”, and “Cream Ramune Laser”.
  • Changed the “Machine Gun” series from charge type to a specification that fires a certain number of bullets while pressing the button.
    • The longer you press, the more bullets you fire, but there is a limit to the number of bullets in one shot.
  • Added the additional effect of “block destruction” to the “Machine Gun” series.
    • The “Bone Crusher” has slightly more “shot bullets” and the “action during shot” is slightly heavier.
    • The “cool time” is slightly longer.
  • The “Diamond Smasher” has many “shot bullets” and the “action during shot” is heavy.
    • The “cool time” is longer.
  • Slightly increased the “power” of the “Steampunk Bomb” and made the “knockback” slightly larger.
    • The “cool time” is slightly longer.
  • Changed the “Mine” series to a specification that automatically explodes if there is no contact for 2 seconds.
  • Changed the “Hammer” series to charge type.
    • The action during charging is heavy.
  • Changed the “Soul Hammer” to a specification that enlarges the “shot range” when fully charged.
  • Changed the “Cobra Shock” to a specification that “fires continuously” when fully charged.
  • Changed the “Monster Punch” to a specification that causes an “explosion” when fully charged.
  • Added “Aim Assist” to the “Arrow” series, making it easier to hit (excluding some arrows).
  • Changed the “Arrow” series to charge type.
    • The action during charging is not heavy.
  • Changed the “Soul Arrow” and “Arrow Neg” to a specification that “fires continuously” when fully charged.
  • Changed the “Hawk Eye” to a specification that increases the “power” when fully charged.
  • Lowered the “healing power” of the “Soul Healer”.

▼ Gear

  • Changed the number of Soul Gems required for the initial purchase of gear from 10 to 5.
  • Changed the Buster’s “Guard Recovery Amount Up” to “Soul in Max HP UP”.
  • Changed the effect of the Buster’s “Search Ability Up” from “the range where you can see the Undead’s HP bar is expanded” to “the range where you can see the Undead icon is expanded”.
  • Changed the Monster’s “Guard Recovery Amount Up” to “HP Auto Recovery”.
  • Changed the Monster’s “Search Ability Up” to “Undead’s HP UP”.

▼ Stages

  • Adjusted the “Oriental Temple” to make it easier to ride on the lotus.
  • Adjusted the “Oriental Temple” to make it harder to get caught on the lanterns.

◆ System

  • Refurbished the key configuration and made it possible to choose from three types of operation types.
  • Anemone, Slug, Orca, and Clione can now be selected in party play even if they are not owned.
  • Changed the stage switching time in Episode Match from 2 hours to 1 hour.
  • Reorganized the “Weapon” custom page to reduce the number of categories.
  • The “Mine” series has moved to the “Bomb” page, and the “Healer” series has moved to the “Other” page.

◆ Bug Fixes

  • Also fixed minor bugs.
  • Additional notes: none.
  • Source: MUTAN

Goonya Monster – Ver. 1.3.0

  • Release date: April 25th 2023 (North America, Europe) / April 26th 2023 (Japan)
  • Patch notes:
New episode
  • Updated data for Episode 3 has been implemented.
New features
  • Added “ZITABATA(Goonyan Ver.)/SAKANAMON” to the background music setting.
  • Added an item to change lobby settings to allow the player playing the monster to be fixed when playing in a private match.
System
  • Changed the CPU skins, etc., that are played in episodic matches and private matches are randomly switched.
Bug Fixes
  • Fixed a force close issue when moving to a tab with the up button on the Message settings screen.
  • Fixed other minor bugs.
  • Additional notes: none.
  • Source: MUTAN

Goonya Monster – Ver. 1.2.2

  • Release date: March 28th 2023 (North America) / March 29th 2023 (Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:
New features
  • Message settings have been changed so that up to 4 types of messages can be set.
System
  • Custom “Message screen” and “Profile screen” have been modified.
  • The rank and gear of the opponent are now displayed during a match.
Bug Fixes
  • Fixed other minor bugs.
  • Additional notes: none.
  • Source: MUTAN

Goonya Monster – Ver. 1.2.1

  • Release date: March 1st 2023) (North America) / March 2nd 2023 (Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:
◆New features
  • Added the function to customize game rules in Private Match.
  • Private Match settings now allow anyone to join including players with Lobby IDs or friends.
Gameplay Rebalance
[Balancing Battles]

▼ Buster

  • The power of machine gun weapons has been enhanced.
  • The range of machine gun weapons has been increased.
  • Machine gun bullets have been adjusted to hit less terrain.
  • The direction of the punch and kick has been adjusted to be in the direction in which the character is facing.

▼ Monster

  • The “Skill charge time” of “Oculus” has been reduced.
  • The “Skill Activation Time” for “Death” has been reduced from 5 seconds to 4.5 seconds. (The countdown display will start from 5 seconds)
◆System
  • Fixed a bug in the Nintendo Switch version so that users who played online matches together will be displayed in the list of people who played together.
◆ Bug Fixes
  • Fixed a high processing load issue with smoke effects in “Earth Red Thrower”.
  • Fixed a bug that caused unintended behavior of characters in certain environments.
  • Fixed other minor bugs.
  • Additional notes: none.
  • Source: MUTAN

Goonya Monster – Ver. 1.2.0

  • Release date: January 25th 2023 (North America) / January 26th 2023 (Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:
Improving Matchmaking
  • Busters can keep their teammates to the next match by selecting “”Continue”” together when a match is over.
  • It is now possible to match without a Monster player, which makes it possible to find a game with Buster players only. (Previously, you needed at least 1 Buster and 1 Monster player to start a match.)
  • Matchmaking scale adjustment
    • Players in the low-rate tier will be matched with similarly skilled players more often, and players in the high-rate tier match more broadly.
Gameplay Rebalance
[Rewards]
  • Rebalanced to reduce the gap in rewards between Busters and Monsters.
  • Some of the requirements to earn exp and Soul coins have been changed.
  • Monster’s requirement to earn Soul gems has been changed from “”quick annihilation of all Busters”” to “”annihilation of all Busters””.
[Balancing Battles]
  • The amount of “”time it takes for souls to drop”” when you defeat Undead has been reduced.
  • The number of button presses required to recover from a fall has been reduced.
  • When Monsters cancel Predation, Busters will be shot upwards.

Buster

  • They can now deal damage against Monster by ghost attack.

Monster

  • The amount of damage by falling from the stage has been increased.
  • Burn damage caused by Mythic Dragon’s skill has been reduced while guarding.

Undead

  • The amount of damage by falling from the stage has been increased.

System

  • Overall default sound volume has been rebalanced.
Bug Fixes
  • The issue of the Crown level up reward containing items you can not receive has been fixed.
    • You can acquire the items by going to the level window while the requirement is achieved.
    • The issue where players could get stuck on the roof when returning from falling off the stage on the Nightmare Christmas stage has been fixed.
    • The problem of the COM players often getting stuck on obstacles has been fixed.
    • The problem of the COM players stopping near souls when the souls are on the water has been fixed.
    • And other small fixes.
  • Additional notes: none.
  • Source: MUTAN

Goonya Monster – Ver. 1.0.2

  • Release date: December 15th 2022 (North America) / December 16th 2022 (Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:
New Content
  • “Training” mode has been added.
Game Balance
[Rewards]
  • When a player is eliminated from an Episode Match, they can earn some EXP as a reward.
[Balancing Battles]
  • The “time until Souls appear” when an undead is defeated has been shortened.
  • The “time of inactivity after falling” from the stage has been lengthened.
  • When the Buster attacks a Monster, the Monster’s HP bar and mini-map will be visible to all Busters for a certain period of time.
  • The “movement speed” on uphill slopes is slower.
  • The mini-map has been updated to show terrain and undead spawning locations.

Buster

  • The invincibility time after reviving from a ghost is longer.
  • When a “ghost” player falls off the map, they will drop their Souls and return to the map in a tripped state.
  • The “knockback” of the「shotgun」and「pistol」has been adjusted.
  • The “minimum damage” of the「shotgun」has been increased.
  • 「Shotgun」at close range have been made easier to hit.
  • The bullets of the “Pistol” have been adjusted to hit easier.
  • Healer’s healing amount has been reduced.
  • Healer damage has been increased.
  • The “fire rate” of the “Healer” has decreased.

Monster

  • “Faster skill cooldown” near the end of battle is now weaker.
  • Increased the size of the “Predation range”.
  • Predation is now quicker after the button is pressed.
  • The “time to complete Predation” for “Kigurumee” skill has been lengthened.
  • The behavior of the skills for “Oculus” and “Sakanamon” has been changed.
  • The duration of burn caused by the Mythical Dragon skill has been lengthened.
  • Reduced the amount of burn damage caused by the Dragon Head skill.

Undead

  • The “shield defense range” for “Cuttle” has been reduced.
[Stage/Map]
  • The “Soul Pot” has been adjusted for less collision with the player.
  • The number of “trippable objects” in the “Deep Forest” has been reduced.
  • When colliding with trippable objects in succession, the player will not trip over until the player is away from the trippable objects for a certain range.
  • Fixed the “fence collision” to be only during jumping.
Other Adjustments
  • Improved the matchmaking for Episode Matches.
  • In Episode Matches, the winning player can no longer punch, kick, or activate shots/skills during the results.
  • In Episode Matches, when a player enters the match as a buster, matchmaking will be stopped when the player is close to winning.
  • The volume of “ZITABATA” of SAKANAMON collaboration music has been lowered.
Bug fixes
  • Fixed a problem in which the game did respond properly after key configuration.
  • Fixed an issue that caused an error when matchmaking in Episode Matches on the PS5 version.
  • Fixed an issue that caused some Monsters’ rapid ranged skills to become more powerful with button mashing.
  • Fixed an issue that caused Monsters to continue Predation on busters when they were in a ghost state.
  • Fixed an issue that caused Souls to drop on blocks with trippable objects such as fences, stones, and tree roots.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented players from acquiring Souls, even if they did not have any Souls, when multiple Souls were present.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the camera to be inverted.
  • Fixed other minor bugs.
  • Additional notes: none.
  • Source: MUTAN

How to download updates for Goonya Monster for the Nintendo Switch?

To download the updates for Goonya Monster, you have three options:

  • let the console do its thing if you have automatic downloads activated, and didn’t completely turn it off

If not…

  • try to launch the game from the Home Menu while being connected to the internet. You should get a prompt when doing so: simply follow the instructions on screen;

OR

  • select the game > press either + or – to go to the Options page > select Software update > select Via the Internet.

To check that you have the latest version installed, simply select the game on the Home Menu, and press – or + to go to the Options: the version number is displayed just below the game title.

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