Secret of Mana – 聖剣伝説2 – سر مانا

” Secret of Mana, known in Japan as Seiken Densetsu 2 (聖剣伝説2, Seiken Densetsu Tsū, lit. “The Legend of the Holy Sword 2”), is an action role-playing game (RPG) for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System developed and published by Square in 1993. The game was re-released for the Wii’s Virtual Console in 2008, and was ported to Japanese mobile phones in 2009. Secret of Mana is the sequel to Final Fantasy Adventure for the Game Boy and the second installment in the Mana video game series.  

Rather than using the traditional turn-based battle system of games like Final Fantasy, Secret of Mana utilizes real-time battles akin to the Legend of Zelda series, also employing typical RPG elements and a unique “Ring Command” menu system. With its brightly-colored graphics, expansive plot, innovative cooperative multiplayer gameplay, and acclaimed soundtrack by Hiroki Kikuta, Secret of Mana was an influential game in its time.” (Wikipedia, accessed July 17, ’10).

My favorite feature of Secret of Mana is the following: “The game may be played simultaneously by two or three players.”! This is awesome for SNES! I’ve always wanted to play Secret of Mana since it was out in stores, but for some reason the English version wasn’t available in our region. 16 years later, I’m reconsidering playing this game on PSP! Yes, I will downgrade and abuse my PSP for SNES, NES, SEGA, GAMEGEAR and GAMEBOY ROMs~

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