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Into the Thick of It – Acapella version

January 22nd, 2014 | Deques | Filed under Remixes, Secret of Mana

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AGDQ 2014 – Secret of Mana Speedrun

January 5th, 2014 | Kassidy Kearey | Filed under Fan Stuff, Secret of Mana

Awesome Games Done Quick is a speedrunning marathon organised every year to raise funds for the Prevent Cancer Foundation. This year, StingerPA and Yagamoth will be running Secret of Mana as part of the marathon, and if you donate during the run you’ll also have the chance to win some Secret of Mana cast perlers, Spectrum of Mana artbook and CD collection, and Secret of the Spirits Giclee print.

The run starts at 15:20 GMT on January 8th (10:20 EST), and clocks in at under 3 hours (the current world record is 2:04:23 by StingerPA, one player using two controllers any% category).. Tricks used include switching weapons to overmax the charged attack, getting early GP by selling the magic rope, and, if I recall correctly, skipping the Mana Holyland.

You can check this run out and more on Twitch.tv, and you can find the full schedule of runs, which starts today at noon, here.

Since donations get read out live on air, why not give us a shout-out. 😉

If you miss teh urn, don’t worry, they will all be available for download and streaming after the marathon has finished.

Let’s help make cancer a thing of the past!

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Spectrum of Mana – A Tribute Album

September 30th, 2013 | Kassidy Kearey | Filed under Mana Music Monday, Remixes, Secret of Mana

“Spectrum of Mana” is a remix album of the 1993 classic “Secret of Mana.” The entire soundtrack has been lovingly reworked and reimagined by a team of almost eighty musicians. From jazz to metal, symphonic orchestration to funk rock, “Spectrum of Mana” is sure to provide something enjoyable for every fan of the game.

Head on over to Spectrum of Mana’s page to stream or download the album, which has been split into 3 CDs. You can also order physical copy of the pack.

You know what I’m going to be listening to tonight. I’ll post some impressions at some point later.

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Secret of Mana 20th Anniversary

August 8th, 2013 | Kassidy Kearey | Filed under Secret of Mana

OK, we’re a couple of days late, but I’ve had a rough couple of days, what can I say?

The 6th of August 20 years ago marked a rather historical moment in gaming history, when Seiken Densetsu 2 was released, and since then has become one of the most highly acclaimed console games in history. This was my introduction to the series, and I’ve gone back and played it many many times over the years since I first was introduced to it.

While we don’t have fireworks to set off for the event, remixer Melodious Punk has released a remix of the song Curious Tale from the game over on OCRemix. Until we get our review and such up, you can listen to it here via YouTube, or go download the remix at the OCRemix site.

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Seiken Densetsu 2 available on Wii U VC in Japan

July 5th, 2013 | Kassidy Kearey | Filed under Secret of Mana, Square-Enix

Seiken Densetsu 2 for the Super Famicom hit the Wii U Virtual Console in Japan on June 26, selling for 800 yen. The game supports gameplay using the GamePad, Wii U Pro Controller, and Wii Remote and Classic Controller combination. There is currently no word as to when these titles will release on the Wii U in the West.

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LEGO Secret of Mana by Deviet

April 9th, 2013 | Sheexy | Filed under Fan Stuff, Secret of Mana

There are two things that really define my child hood, and those two things are Secret of Mana and LEGO bricks. LEGO enthusiast Deviet recently uploaded what I can only describe as a childhood dream come true to Flickr, just check out that thumbnail to the right!
You know that’s one of the coolest things you’ve ever seen, so click this link to see it in all of its glory and from a few different angles as well:

Secret of Mana by Deviet at Flickr

While you’re there you should check out some of the other amazing builds in Deviet’s gallery. The attention to detail in all the different scenes is incredible, and I can’t get enough of all that plasticy green nature goodness.

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SoM Hardcore 044 – THE FINALE

March 29th, 2013 | Kassidy Kearey | Filed under Secret of Mana, Videos

We save Mana.

Mana Beast defeated under the conditions set. Bam!

Some more on this later.

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SoM Hardcore 043-0Fail

March 25th, 2013 | Kassidy Kearey | Filed under Secret of Mana, Videos

Where we fail. A lot.

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SoM Hardcore 041-042

March 18th, 2013 | Kassidy Kearey | Filed under Secret of Mana, Videos

Venturing into the Mana Fortress, getting ready for the finale.

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SoM Hardcore 038-040

March 16th, 2013 | Kassidy Kearey | Filed under Secret of Mana, Videos

Here in Pure Land there be dragons!

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