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4 New Remixes!

June 8th, 2007 | Kassidy Kearey | Filed under Final Fantasy Adventure, Legend of Mana, Remixes, Secret of Mana

I’ve been meaning to update this for a while now, but hadn’t gotten round to it between one thing and another.

We now have 4 new remixes, courtesy of DanNthR, norg, RushJet1 and Ryan8bit! This also sees our first remix for Legend of Mana!

1 new track in Final Fantasy Adventure

2 new tracks in Secret of Mana

1 new track in Legend of Mana

You will be able to spot them by this little critter next to the title: New Track

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Friends of Mana and Overviews

June 6th, 2007 | Kassidy Kearey | Filed under Children of Mana, Final Fantasy Adventure, Friends of Mana, Secret of Mana, Seiken Densetsu 3, Seikens, Sword of Mana

Today is a busy day for updates all round, so I shall detain you no longer.

First off, you can now click on the link for Friends of Mana over in the menu on your right because, that’s right, the Friends of Mana section is now open for business. While only currently bringing you a detailed overview of the game (which as far as I can tell is the most detailed one available to date in English), hopefully at some point we will be able to expand on some of the finer details of this game, though not necessarily as a high priority since, let’s face it, unless you’re in Japan you’re not going to play the game anyway.

Secondly, I decided to go through all the old games in the series and write-up an introductory overview page for them in the same manner that I had done for Dawn (not the review, that was done by Duran, and a great job too) and Children of Mana. So you can now find a bit of history and brief description of FFA, SoM, SD3, SwoM and CoM (revamped). Legend of Mana will also join the ranks at some point, need to work out a few things for that first (since right now that game is covered by qLoM).

And keep filling out those Polls that Wai has put in place! 😉

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Mana Music Monday

June 4th, 2007 | Kassidy Kearey | Filed under Final Fantasy Adventure, Mana Music Monday, Sword of Mana

We’re back with Mana Music Monday, bringing you more samples from those soundtracks that brought the game to life, and this week we’re looking at a comparison between a track from Final Fantasy Adventure that was remade for the later Sword of Mana.

The track in question is one of my personal favourites: In Search of the Holy Sword, a track I always felt should have been included among those arranged for the Let the Thoughts Ride on Knowledge album.

Final Fantasy Adventure version

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Sword of Mana version

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Square Battle Tracks Vol.1 Released

May 12th, 2007 | Kassidy Kearey | Filed under Final Fantasy Adventure, Secret of Mana, Seiken Densetsu 3, Seikens

Square’s Battle Tracks Vol.1 has now been released, as was previously announced to happen here. Just to remind you, the CD contains three Seiken Densetsu related tracks (FFA’s “Battle 1”, SoM’s “Danger” and SD3’s “Nuclear Fusion”), though we can now confirm that, sadly, the tracks are not remixed or rearranged at all, so nothing new and exciting (to the point that Danger, or Crisis as they have named it, only loops the once, same as the SoM OST).

Only the track “Last Battle” from Romancing SaGa 2 is remixed.

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Square Enix Battle Tracks Vol. 1

April 20th, 2007 | Kassidy Kearey | Filed under Final Fantasy Adventure, Secret of Mana, Seiken Densetsu 3

Another album to look forward to next month is Square Enix’s CD entitled “Battle Tracks Vol 1”, which will compile classic battle music from Square’s games for the Famicom systems between 1987 and 1996. Among the composers we can see our local heroes, and, of course, tracks from the games we cover on this site (note, although Shimomura is listed, since this disc only covers Famicom titles, no tracks from Legend of Mana are present).
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Whatever Wednesday – The Village People

April 4th, 2007 | Dr. Sheexy | Filed under Final Fantasy Adventure, Seikens, Whatever Wednesday

Ah, the Village People.  No, not the ones that dress up all weird and sing, I’m talking about the normal-everyday people you meet through your adventures in the Seiken Densetsu series.
People like the jerks that kicked you out of Potos Village in Secret of Mana.  People like the sketchy folk in Byzel who run a blackmarket at night.  People like that lady in Secret of Mana who tells you to shut up.  The people who make you do those annoying fetch quests in Sword of Mana.  Yes, those are the people, the ones we are trying to help save the future of.
Those people are jerks.  If only there was something you could do about them…
Well there is!  Sort of!
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Who is Willy?

March 21st, 2007 | Dr. Sheexy | Filed under Final Fantasy Adventure, Whatever Wednesday

WARNING: The following “Whatever Wednesday” feature is extremely biased. Also, most of the negative attitude here is fake. I actually like Sword of Mana a whole lot. I kinda rat on it a lot because it is like a little sibling of the Seiken Densetsu series to me. And who doesn’t like messing with little kids? Am I right? Also, maybe there are some spoilers here.
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Soundtracks galore

January 9th, 2007 | Kassidy Kearey | Filed under Children of Mana, Dawn of Mana, Final Fantasy Adventure, Legend of Mana, Secret of Mana, Seiken Densetsu 3, Sword of Mana

A while back Deques brought us news of the Children of Mana soundtrack being available for purchase at Square Enix’s iTunes store, and the near release of Dawn of Mana’s OST. Now, if you’re still not the proud owner of the previous games’ soundtracks, you can now buy and download them here: http://www.square-enix.co.jp/music/sem/page/dl/seiken/

Available are:
– Seiken Densetsu 2 (aka Secret of Mana) for 1200yen
– Seiken Densetsu 3 for 2700yen
– Seiken Densetsu Mobile for 900yen
– Children of Mana for 1800yen

Or, if you were looking for hard-copies on CD, you can mosey on over to their Amazon store and buy the following:
Seiken Densetsu (FFA) for 3700
Seiken Densetsu 2 (1 CD) for 1835yen
Secret of Mana + for 2421yen
Seiken Densetsu 3 (3CD set) for 3486yen
Legend of Mana for 2570yen
Sword of Mana Premium Soundtrackfor 2850yen

And in case there wasn’t a date already, the OST for Dawn of Mana is slated for 24th Jan 2007 at the price of 3800yen, and comes in a 4CD set.

It’s also worth mentioning at this point that Kikuta-san recently launched a solo project containing music that he composed round about the time he started work on SoM, but which was never used in any game. The CD is called Lost Files, and is available for 2700yen from Amazon in Japan.

Monster, monster.

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Final Fantasy Adventure

December 13th, 2006 | Dr. Sheexy | Filed under Final Fantasy Adventure

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After putting the section off for three years I finally did some work and finished the Final Fantasy Adventure section.  Hilariously enough it took less than an hour or two to do.
Check it on out for your FFA needs!

I know guys, I’m amazed I actually got some real work done too.

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