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Secret of Mana Review by: GuardianZack - 7/10

<>Secret of Mana<>

Secret of Mana is just one of those classic RPGs that breaks the mold on the genre with the introduction of fresh and new ideas. You begin as a young boy from a small village named Potos, and as you are having some mischievous fun with your friends one day, you end up falling from a ledge. You are able to find an efficient path back to your village, however you discover that it is blocked by tall grass. Nearby, you discover a seemingly useless sword that you decide would be sufficient enough to cut through the grass so that you can return to town. Little does the boy know that claiming the sword has triggered a series of events that would change his life; and alter the fate of the entire planet forever.

Gameplay: 8/10

One of the first RPGs ever to feature real-time combat, Secret of Mana has paved the way for countless other RPGs of its genre. The overall functionality of the game works great, and you are able to choose from a variety of magics and weapons to suit your playing style. You are also accompanied by two other characters in which you can customise their combat stances, but it is also possible to have a friend play along with you. This was another major breakthrough in the genre, as there had never been any notable RPGs for a console that were anything other than single player at the time. The storyline is fairly generic, and although there are a few surprises, it mostly sticks to a linear and predictable plot. Regardless of the storyline, the game offers a decent amount of personalization and delivers challenging tactic situations that require quick reflexes. Although the gameplay style fails to achieve its full potential, the open-ended playability is enough to keep you grinding until the end.

Controls: 4/10

The only word I can use to describe the controls is 'forced'. Despite the intuitive battle system, it is easy to lose footing during combat by getting in the way of obstacles and other characters. In order to switch between weapons and magic types, you have to maneuver through a series of menu wheels for all three characters individually. Even though you can control the combat style of your party members, the artificial intelligence seems off balance, and they can often pose more of a hindrance than support. Switching between menus while trying to fight a battle in real-time can get frustrating very quickly, with the added frustration of trying to keep up with your party members while you are at it. The frame rate lag from excessive animation during large battles is no consolation to the issue, and without progressive grinding the enemies can easily come to overpower your entire party as you advance. If you do plan on playing the game all the way through, I suggest you prepare to invest a lot of time and patience.

Graphics: 7/10

The graphics appeal to the same classic style one would expect from an SNES game, but the artwork tends to be more colorful and vibrant than what one may be used to with this genre. The slight anime-style sprites and settings really seem to compliment the overall theme of the game quite well, and are an important addition to the gameplay experience. My only issue with the graphics is that they are sometimes recycled throughout the adventure, and the resolution quality is poor in certain areas. Still, they were well implemented considering the generation in which the game was created.

Sound: 7/10

The music scores are well composed, and in most instances suit the theme of the game well. The sound effects are in sync with player action, and provide a pleasant addition to battle and menu navigation. However, as you continue farming experience in the same areas for extended amounts of time, the music becomes repetitive. Regardless, it is still appealing to listen to and proves to be somewhat memorable.

Overall Score: 7/10

In conclusion, Secret of Mana is a fun and addictive Action/RPG worth playing for those familiar with its genre. It can take some getting used to, and the dialogue can be bland, but the experience is still worthwhile. If you are able to play this game with a friend, it can be confusing at first, but I find that the sense of teamwork and companionship exceeds the effort. Although this particular game in the series is mediocre in comparison to its successors, it is still noteworthy. I would recommend Secret of Mana to anyone interested in playing a decent hack-and-slash adventure in their spare time.

  Graphics 7   Sound 7   Addictive 8   Depth 8   Story 8   Difficulty 6

Secret of Mana Box Description:
There is one force in the universe that keeps good and evil in perfect balance. It is called the tree of Mana. But a magic sword has tricked a young warrior into upsetting the balance, spreading evil throughout the land. Thus the warrior must undertake a dangerous journey to find the seeds of the Mana tree which has been hidden for centuries. Only then can perfect harmony be restored. In this incredible adventure, things are not as they seem. It's a world turned upside down that you must help the warrior make right. And the only way to succeed is to solve the Secret of Mana.

Secret of Mana Description: Once upon a time, the power of Mana was used by all people and helped their civilization grow. But as evil forces took control of Mana Fortress, there was no way out but a war which destroyed the Mana-based civilization but eventually brought peace to people. The events of the past became but legends to the new generation of humans. But history repeats itself... One day, a young village boy finds a rusty sword stuck at the bottom of a river. He doesn't know this sword is the famous Mana sword, the one that won so many battles before. By drawing the sword out of the river bottom, the boy unwillingly summons hordes of monsters, and is expelled from his village. A mysterious knight Jema is the only man who helps him and gives him instructions for the future. First, he must repair the sword, and then, with its help, take control of Mana seeds which can be found in eight great castles."Secret of Mana" is an action RPG, featuring real-time hack-and-slash type of a combat. Like in Quest for Glory games, you have a stamina gauge. The more stamina you have, the more powerful your strike is. You upgrade your weapons and abilities and meet many different types of monsters, while roaming around the country and performing your quests.
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Secret of Mana - Intro - Fear of the Heavens - User video4.3/5
Intro - Fear of the Heavens
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Secret of Mana - Beginning until kicked out of village - User video4/5
Beginning until kicked out of village
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Secret of Mana - First Boss SOM - User video4/5
First Boss SOM
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Secret of Mana - OST - The Dark Star - User video4/5
OST - The Dark Star

Secret of Mana User Submitted Screenshots
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Secret of Mana - Battle  - Giant chick defeated - User Screenshot4.8/5 Edit Screenshot
Giant chick defeated
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Secret of Mana - Cut-Scene  - ... mother? - User Screenshot4.8/5 Edit Screenshot
... mother?
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Secret of Mana - So pretty!! - User Screenshot4.7/5 Edit Screenshot
So pretty!!
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3rd boss
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Secret of Mana - Battle  - Making progress! I love playing as Primm  - User Screenshot4.7/5 Edit Screenshot
Making progress! I love playing as Primm
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Secret of Mana - Battle  - Frost Gigas - User Screenshot4.7/5 Edit Screenshot
Frost Gigas

Secret of Mana Highscores Table
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Secret of Mana Cheats and Codes
Secret of Mana Cheats, Codes and Tips:
Super Powers:
This glitch allows your characters to permanently have super strength, speed, defense, or any other power from the girl's magic menu. Cast the spell of your choice on any single character, then immediately save your game after staying at the inn. When you restart your game, your character will have that power permanently. You can do this with as many power spells as you like, but some spells may interfere with others and cause previous powers to disappear.

Find a cannon launch point and get fired out of it 50 times. this will make you invincible.

Infinite HP:
You need to have four of each healing item, use them one after the other. When you are done you will have infinite HP.

Secret of Mana Game Genie Codes:
CODE    KEY IN . . .    EFFECT . . .
1       EE28-EDAF       Start new game with 255 GP
2       6D28-EFDF       Start new game with 32,768 GP
3       EE28-EFDF       Start new game with 65,280 GP
4       6F09-8707       Start new game at Level 16
5       9C06-81AD       Strength for level 16 is 90
6       9C06-85DD       Agility for level 16 is 90
7       9C06-850D       Constitution for level 16 is 90
8       9C06-856D       Intelligence for level 16 is 90
9       9C06-85AD       Wisdom for level 16 is 90
10      EE6B-8738       Chest in elder\\\'s basement in Potos(tm) gives 
you 65360 GP
11      C274-8764 + C277-8DA4   Staying at the inn in Potos is free 
if you have enough money
12      CE5F-5767       Items in the shop at Potos are free if you 
have enough money
13      DDEB-E544       Candy costs nothing
14      DDE3-E044       Overalls costs nothing
15      DDE8-E9C4       Bandanna costs nothing
16      DDEC-E9C4       Cup of wishes costs nothing
17      DDEC-E944       Medical herb costs nothing
18      DDE7-7047       Wristband costs nothing
19      DDE8-E144       Hair ribbon costs nothing
20      DDE8-E1C4       Rabite cap costs nothing
21      DDEC-E0C4 + DDEC-E034   Faerie walnut costs nothing
22      DDEC-E044       Royal jam costs nothing
23      DDEB-E5C4       Chocolate costs nothing
24      DDAB-E715       Staying at Neko\\\'s(tm) costs nothing instead 
of 30
26      8208-776D       Protection from most hits--SWITCH OFF TO 

Secret of Mana User Reviews
9.3    Graphics 8.5    Sound 9    Addictive 7.8    Story 8.9    Depth 8.9    Difficulty 6.6

7 - <>Secret of Mana<> - GuardianZack
Rabites are people, too....
  Graphics 7   Sound 7   Addictive 8   Story 8   Depth 8   Difficulty 6
      Review Rating: 4.3/5     Submitted: 10-23-12     Updated: 10-23-12     Review Replies: 1     Reply to this Review

10 - Secret of Mana - ditao1
Secret of Mana... The role playing game that blew everything else out of the water. (With a lot of help from Final Fantasy....) ...
  Graphics 9   Sound 7   Addictive 9   Story 9   Depth 10   Difficulty 6
      Review Rating: 4.1/5     Submitted: 05-22-11     Review Replies: 1     Reply to this Review

8.1 - Secret of Mana Review - M4g1cW4rr10r
The SNES was kind of like the breaking moment when RPGs were made. Sure, there were a few on the Nintendo Entertainmen...
  Graphics 9   Sound 9   Addictive 6   Story 9   Depth 8   Difficulty 8
      Review Rating: 4/5     Submitted: 01-19-13     Updated: 01-20-13     Review Replies: 2     Reply to this Review

8.3 - This beautiful, classic action-RPG is unfortunately more flawed than fans will admit - bsnowotter
First of all, I want to admit upfront that while this is the sort of review that could potentially cause upset feelings from die...
  Graphics 10   Sound 10   Addictive 9   Story 10   Depth 10   Difficulty 7
      Review Rating: 4/5     Submitted: 12-27-11     Updated: 12-27-11     Review Replies: 1     Reply to this Review

10 - Not bad - jayron122
This game is a decent game.  I did not get far but the game was fun while I played it.  The graphics were good fo...
  Graphics 6   Sound 9   Addictive 4   Story 7   Depth 8   Difficulty 3
      Review Rating: 3.8/5     Submitted: 12-22-12     Review Replies: 0     Reply to this Review

9.4 - pretty decent - mscoral
This game is like i said in my title, pretty decent. The overall game play is pretty addicting. its slow at first, but just hang...
  Graphics 8   Sound 10   Addictive 7   Story 8   Depth 8   Difficulty 8
      Review Rating: 3.3/5     Submitted: 11-11-12     Review Replies: 2     Reply to this Review

9.7 - Secret Of Mana Review^.^ - deg2000
Hey guys it's me with another review on one of my favorites on the snes so let's get started  Graphics 9: This games graph...
  Graphics 9   Sound 10   Addictive 9   Story 10   Depth 9   Difficulty 8
      Review Rating: 3/5     Submitted: 05-27-14     Review Replies: 4     Reply to this Review

Secret of Mana Forum Threads
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    Secret of Mana... creator: cryptic444 last post: 12-19-11 - 10:38 PM

Secret of Mana Strategy Guides, Walkthroughs and FAQs
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    Dragoon26  Loose   Very Good             
    Frodlex  Loose   Very Good             
    jerryaberry  Loose   Good             
    satanos  Loose   Good             
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    Zurenriri  Loose   Very Good             
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Secret of Mana User Comments
Phoenix2312 11-14-14 - 01:48 PM
 @popopop1279 I had Sword Of Mana, It was a great sequel... Unlike this one though - I never managed to complete it.
TonesyToaster 09-09-14 - 12:25 PM
 Wanna know what this and Castlevania have in common? They both make you hate stairs.
TonesyToaster 09-04-14 - 10:23 AM
 Spoiler? Press select to switch character.
blue_blaze1 05-29-14 - 03:03 AM
 i download the plug ins and its not working.....i played 2 mana games both vary good
pollution_skunk 03-03-14 - 06:08 PM
 Fun fact: This game was originally meant to be Square's launch title for the Super Nintendo PlayStation, the cancelled SNES CD add-on. Sadly, we all know what happened with Sony and Nintendo's deal...
popopop1279 02-25-14 - 05:48 PM
 What I don't get is why no one play the sequle sword of mana :P
yoshirulez! 02-03-14 - 09:12 PM
 game looks a bit fun
lorafa 10-07-13 - 06:07 PM
 arrow keys arnt working
lumi007 09-14-13 - 07:35 PM
lumi007 09-13-13 - 05:25 PM
 this game is perfect.and is a beauty.i love this game.not 2 many good games like this me one of the greatest classic ever made.
lumi007 09-03-13 - 12:19 AM
 i love this game its a beauty.theres no game like it.and its 2 players!this game alone will own any sega rpg game.and bring it 2 its knees lol.this game demands respect.if u like pokemon zelda and ff series then u need 2 try this will own mosts rpgs.
zxzx884 08-12-13 - 04:24 PM
 the hero look like Crono in chrono trigger
Ryroe 07-18-13 - 08:44 AM
 @rickyroo. Both games are good, be more tolerant... If I had to choose which game I like better I'd probably choose this one, but Chrono Trigger is nice too.
rickyroo01 04-25-13 - 02:00 PM
Metal Triforce 04-25-13 - 01:57 PM
 If anyone ever asked me, "What video game would you want to live in?" I would either choose this game or Chrono Trigger.
Awegamer 04-01-13 - 06:43 PM
 this game is amazing!!
EvilAlu 03-23-13 - 11:46 PM
 This game is interesting from what I have seen.
jerryaberry 01-17-13 - 09:26 AM
 You can actually string together combos in this game by switching characters and attacking before the damage shows up. If done correctly the damage you see will be the total of all 3 character attacks.
David18500 11-22-12 - 12:33 AM
 yeah another game ill collect to play later. One of the all-time best here
Ryroe 11-06-12 - 09:42 AM
 I always loved to play this game when i was young. I watched my uncle playing it most times though. Can't wait to start this masterpiece now. :)
Haters Nightmar.. 10-27-12 - 10:32 AM
 I am having a hard time finding this seahare to rescue the desert town.... and the northern empire castle I am having a hard time finding a way out. I had defeated the boss and rescued the others but cannot find a way out. helpe me guys
Haters Nightmar.. 10-27-12 - 10:26 AM
 where can i get help to find something and to get out of this castle
guillaume64 09-22-12 - 09:41 PM
 You can play up to 3 players cool
Fantasy.Castle 07-31-12 - 05:03 PM
 How do you play multiple players on this game?
charr64 07-24-12 - 01:31 AM
 For controls press escape and it brings up a menu. You can save the state there and change controls and video options. press alternate to switch players and equip them. My problem is I can't hold down B to charge weapon. It won't register for some reason

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