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Secret of Mana: Redux – November Update

November 7th, 2021 | Dr. Sheexy | Filed under Affiliates, Final Fantasy Adventure, Secret of Mana

Serin Appears in Front of RandiIf you’re in the mood for some new (old) Secret of Mana art, head over to Secret of Mana: Redux for a collection of images! There are also some new lore postings as well that I’ll mention below.

Characters: Serin – As seen on the right, there is a great piece of art from Dengeki Super Famicom showcasing Randi’s encounter with the mysterious ghost at the bottom of the falls.

Characters: Truffle – A cute bit of art of the characters meeting the folks from Matango. The characters seem a bit suspicious.

Characters: Luka – Scroll down a bit to see how Randi feels about Luka. 

Locations: Ice Country – Check out the bottom of this page to see some absolutely adorable outfits for Popoie and Purim, Randi isn’t looking too impressed, however.

Locations: Kakkara – About halfway down the page you can check out some art about an encounter with the Spider Legs, and continue on to read about a small piece of cut material from the game. 

Lore: Dengeki – Some new art from the 4/9/93 Square Power Book is showcased here, along with translations of the text accompanying it. Additionally, translations from the 5/14/93 issue can be found, including some Final Fantasy Adventure stuff, some backstory for Dyluck, and info on Popoie’s home!

Lore: Marukatsu – The 1/1/93 issue has some translations of very early information from the game, as well as many more comparisons to Final Fantasy Adventure. Head most of the way down the page for an absolute treasure trove of art from 9/10/93! Some really fun stuff here, don’t miss it! ManaRedux was able to get these art scans thanks to the help of bluebomber. Thanks!

Special thanks to Sevon (the guy with the nifty Legend of Mana pages and intensely immense SaGa pages) for all the help on many of the translations found on these pages! 

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Secret of Mana: Redux – Early September Update

September 5th, 2021 | Dr. Sheexy | Filed under Affiliates, Final Fantasy Adventure, Secret of Mana
Mantis Ant don’t care.

There are some cool new updates over at our affiliate, Secret of Mana: Redux! I’ll give you some highlights here, but you’ve gotta head over there for the full story!

Lore: Dengeki – February of 1993 has four new pieces of content with some cute illustrations! You definitely already know the game tips they’re giving you, but remember these were released months before the game!

Lore: Hippon Super! – February of 1993 again here, with more details about how Secret of Mana compared to the original Seiken Densetsu game, Final Fantasy Adventure. This is the kind of content I find really interesting!

Locations: Kakkara – Check out the small Dengeki article about the early history of the Moon Palace at the bottom!

Locations: Tasnica – Another little article from Dengeki at the bottom here, talking about the castle!

Locations: Lost Areas – Now we’re talking! This page is what Secret of Mana: Redux is all about. Check out all the crazy screenshots of places that don’t exist in the game anymore! A cannibal island that doesn’t exist, enemies in weird places, some whip areas that remind me of Final Fantasy Adventure map, and even more await you on this page. You won’t want to miss this page!

There is a whirlwind tour of the new stuff on Secret of Mana: Redux, and if you haven’t checked out the other pages on the site, make sure you do! There is a veritable treasure trove of content on the site that you can’t find anywhere else!

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Secret of Mana: Redux – August Update

August 11th, 2021 | Dr. Sheexy | Filed under Affiliates, Final Fantasy Adventure, Secret of Mana

Our affiliate site Secret of Mana: Redux has some nice new translations up!

Over in the Lore section of the site, there are a bunch of Print resources. There are some nice scans of interesting art (look over on the right for instance) and translations of the information in the pages. A ton of these scans have to do with the time before Secret of Mana released. It’s full of speculation and revealing brand new (at the time anyway) information about the game, it’s a great resource to see how the game came to be!

Here is what is new!

Dengeki from this magazine you can check out a new translation in the April 1993 issue where they discuss how both Final Fantasy Adventure and Secret of Mana have the Rusty Sword in it.
Famitsu check out the May 1993 (that’s a few months before it released!) playthrough here. It’s one of the first times the game was played by people not on the dev team!
Hippon Super! here you can read about how the FFA and SoM charge systems work in the March 1993 section!
Marukatsu more FFA comparisons abound here! They’re all over in the February 93 section.
Shonen Jump / V Jump finally, just a few new images of Randi from July 93, but check out all the other neat art while you’re there!

Make sure to click around on the site, there is tons of information covering details about Characters you may not know, how different Locations changed throughout development, reviews of music tracks, and more!

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Collection of Mana Trailer

June 11th, 2019 | Dr. Sheexy | Filed under Final Fantasy Adventure, Secret of Mana, Seiken Densetsu, Seiken Densetsu 3

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Trials of Mana and Collection of Mana coming to Nintendo Switch

June 11th, 2019 | Dr. Sheexy | Filed under Final Fantasy Adventure, Secret of Mana, Seiken Densetsu, Seiken Densetsu 3

Looks like we’ll be able to play an official translation of SD3 after all these years!

It’s coming in the form of a new 3D remake!

Trials of Mana sounds kind of fitting, with all the characters going through their own trials throughout the story. What do you think of the name?

Collection of Mana, releasing today, includes Final Fantasy Adventure, Secret of Mana, and Seiken Densetsu 3.

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Confirmed – Seiken Densetsu Collection for the Nintendo Switch

March 21st, 2017 | Kassidy Kearey | Filed under Final Fantasy Adventure, Secret of Mana, Seiken Densetsu, Seiken Densetsu 3

We now have confirmation! Announced is the launch of the Seiken Densetsu Collection for the Nintendo Switch. 

Due out June 1st in Japan, the collection will include Seiken Densetsu 1 (Final Fantasy Adventure), Seiken Densetsu 2 (Secret of Mana) and Seiken Densetsu 3 in their original formats. 

No news yet on a western release though.

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Seiken Densetsu (FFA) heading to PS Vita/Android/iPhone!

September 16th, 2015 | Kassidy Kearey | Filed under Final Fantasy Adventure, Seiken Densetsu, Square-Enix

In some fantastic news we learn that a remake of the original Seiken Densetsu game, released in the west as Final Fantasy Adventure, is going to be making its way to the PlayStation Vita, Android and iPhone smartphones. I’ve seen no dates yet, but we do get a glimpse into the art-style of the remake in the video released by Square-Enix on YouTube:

You can also check out the new website covering the new game here.

Thanks Sheexy for the heads-up.

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Remixes Relaunched

July 1st, 2011 | Kassidy Kearey | Filed under Fan Stuff, Final Fantasy Adventure, Legend of Mana, Remixes, Secret of Mana, Seiken Densetsu 3, Seikens, Sword of Mana

The Remixes page is back in action, and in perfect timing (gee golly what a coincidence, huh?), as a new Seiken Densetsu remix has just been posted on OCRemix: Starlight Festival – Kiamet, a wonderful solo piano rendition of Powell from Seiken Densetsu 3 that brings across a sense of urgency through its Latin influence in style. The playing is very precise and includes some very nice harmonies and added textures on top of the original melody. The sound quality is exceptional.

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MMM – Remix Catch-up

November 15th, 2010 | Kassidy Kearey | Filed under Final Fantasy Adventure, Music, Remixes, Secret of Mana, Seiken Densetsu 3

KassAnother Monday full of music, and with a site update to boot!

The following remixes have been added to our remix section, which was falling a bit behind (my bad, sorry). These have been contributed by the good old people at OCRemix.

You’ll be able to find them easily on the pages for FFA, SoM and SD3 as they have the New Track icon next to them.

FFA
‘Chivalry Begins’ by Big Giant Circles

SoM
‘Things We Didn’t Know’ by Vampire Hunter Dan
‘Step Off My Flower Bed’ by Nase
‘Sea/Sky’ by Ziwtra

SD3
‘Aurora Borealis’ by Rozovian

I’ve picked out this one in particular, Step Off my Flower Bed, by Nase, simply because there’s so much going on in the remix, you should listen to it several times and will keep picking up more as you revisit it.

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FFA: GB and Mobile compared

January 1st, 2009 | Kassidy Kearey | Filed under Final Fantasy Adventure

A small update to kick start the year off, you can now see a comparison between the GameBoy and Mobile versions of Seiken Densetsu (Final Fantasy Adventure), detailing the differences between the two versions of the game as well as screenshots of a handful of scenes side by side.

And while we’re on topic, we encourage you to head on over to sign the online petition to bring Seiken Densetsu (Final Fantasy Adventure) to a home console.

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