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.
Archive for the ‘Legend of Mana’ Category
Square Enix set a date for Legend of Manaâ€™s debut on PlayStation Network. Shinji Hashimoto announced the digital version will be ready on July 28 over Twitter. Youâ€™ll need 365MB of free space on a PSP memory stick or PlayStation 3 hard drive to run it.
Like other Game Archive titles, Legend of Mana costs 600 yen ($6.50). The PSN re-release has not been announced for any region other than Japan at this time.
Thanks to Kimiko for pointing this out to us.
Two of the strangest pieces of Seiken Densetsu merchandise I’ve come across are the Zippo lighters that were produced for Legend of Mana. LoM is easily the game with the most merchandise associated with it, stuff like a trading card game, a picture frame, t-shirts, plushies, etc. but the Zippo lighters have always seemed like a pretty random choice for merchandise to me.
I’ve always seen pictures of the Zippos but I figured they’d be so rare that I’d never get them both. Also there is a Dawn of Mana Zippo Lighter as well that looks kind of intricately designed, but I had to choose between buying it and the Sword of Mana silver pendant while I was in Japan, I made the obvious choice.
Anyways, chances are you’ve seen the Rabite Zippo Lighter. I’ve written about it before in this news post (part 1).
I managed to find and buy one quite a few years ago, and I’ve set stuff on fire with it and had a grand time. In all the photos I had seen of it before it looked like an ordinary brass Zippo with some Rabites engraved on it, and that’s what it is. It came in a little metal box with “Original Zippo Lighter Brass” printed on it, and the LoM Logo above it. Also there were only 300 made, and mine is number 284.
The second one I had only seen in small photos for a long time, but as far as I could tell it was less visually appealing because it just had the LoM Logo on it.
It was also a kind of tannish color which I assumed was because it was just normal brass instead of the silver looking color the other Zippo lighters tend to have.
Those two things kind of made me not care too much about getting my hands on it.
Anyways, a couple of days ago I stumbled on a website that had one of these second lighters in stock, so I snatched it up as fast as I could, and just this morning I got a call from the post office that I had a package that just came in, so I ran and got it and came back here to open it up.
I opened the box, cut it open, ripped off the bubble wrap and looked at what I had.
Instead of a metal looking box like the other one, this one came in a little wooden box with “Legend of Mana” written on it, wasn’t the full logo because it didn’t have the Mana Tree on it, and then under that it said “Original Zippo Lighter Wood”.
“Original Zippo Lighter Wood”
Ok, I thought, it’s talking about the box I guess? Surely you wouldn’t make a Zippo Lighter out of wood. So I opened the little thing up and it had all this brown paper grass in it, and lo and behold, a wooden Zippo Lighter.
Luckily it’s a brass Zippo completely coated in wood, so the Zippo insides won’t leak all the lighter fluid directly onto the wood, but it still kind of caught me off guard, because these things make fire, why would you coat it in the world’s favorite thing to burn?
It doesn’t appear to have ever been used, which is good because I would have felt bad if it had any smoke or burn damages on it, also 300 of these were made too, and mine is number 81.
I can only wonder if the other 299 still exist, or if they’ve burned up.
Needless to say, I don’t think I’ll be putting any lighter fluid in this one.
So after much sitting on it, I’ve gone ahead and created a section for Legend of Mana. Most of the content there still links to qLoM, who kindly provide us with this info, but you will find the full Staff Roll and links to our Remixes, Gallery and an introduction to the game.
But this does mean we’ll be starting to add more LoM content to the site in the future! And we’re open to suggestions!
Today’s Mana Music Monday update also includes an update to the soundtrack section. The lyrics to “Song of Mana” can now be found at the bottom of the Legend of Mana Soundtrack Page. There you will find both the original Swedish lyrics and the translated English ones.
The Song of Mana
This is a pretty cool song, it’s the only song in the series with lyrics. The song is sung by some Swedish lady named Annika and the music and lyrics are done by Yoko Shimomura. I really like the lyrics, they’re pretty neat, but they don’t have much to do with the game…
Interesting fact: Deques always thought this song was in Japanese. Deques lives in Sweden.
Interesting fact: I started learning a little bit of Swedish so I could translate this song. I also learned a little bit of Swedish so I could annoy Deques.
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:
Sheexy here, braving the harsh conditions of dial-up internet access to bring you this week’s Mana Music Monday update.
I spent like 20 minutes uploading this song, so you better enjoy this thing!
Edit by Wai: For those who are lazy to download this week’s music download, here is a player where you can stream the song.
This nice little number is used in the Duma Desert and the Midnas Ruins. Don’t forget that if you ever need to know where a track is found in the game you can head over to the Soundtrack section and figure it out!
I seriously wanted to dye some eggs to look like Rabites and other Seiken Densetsu monsters for this update, but two things prevented that:
I don’t have a camera.
I ate all the eggs I would have done this to.
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Hey!Â It’s me Sheexy!
Are there any Legend of Mana fans here?Â Good to hear!Â Good to hear!
We’re gonna work on our Legend of Mana recipes here today, so get your best materials and head over to your forge!Â Â Let’s get ready to knock it up a notch!
Alright, for those of you who need some quick money I’ve got the perfect get rich dish for you!
All you need is a hat called “WindCap” and four Clear Feathers!Â Temper the Clear Feathers onto your WindCap there and BAM!Â You’ve got yourself a 20,000+ Lucre!Â Getting the materials for this piece is easy!Â Head over to Luon Highway and find a place with Spiny Cones and Stinger Bugs.Â The Cones drop the hats and the Bees drop the feathers!Â Now we’re cooking!
How about those of you out there who are looking to make yourself look good?
Want to add 20 points to all your stats besides HP?Â Look no further!Â As long as you’re not making anything out of Maia Lead, which if you don’t have a Wonder Swan you don’t have to worry about, this dish will serve!
I like to start things out with a Dryad Silver piece or any Seed that ain’t Spiny and then follow it up with three Sulfur.Â After that is all ready pop in another Dryad Silver, this time make no substitutes or you’ll throw the formula out of whack!Â A Needle, two Spiny Seeds and a Poison Fang come next.Â To finish it off throw in eight Spiny Seeds!
BAM!Â Now we’re cookin’ with gas!
This next one is for all of you pet lovers out there.Â Daena didn’t give you the Forbidden Ring?Â Don’t worry about it!Â We’ll make our own!
Get yourself a ring, any type will do, and stir in the following: one big, small or long seed, it doesn’t really matter; three Sulfurs; another big, small or long seed, again it doesn’t matter which one; toss in an Ear of Wheat and end it with a Moth Ring or Creepy eye, either one will do.
BAM!Â Now you and your pet can share experience!Â Can you feel the love?
Alright, to wrap things up tonight how about a nice Lucky item?Â Luck is hard to come by in Legend of Mana, unless you’ve got a Rabite or a Polter Box running around with you you’re gonna need some, so here is what we do.
Start things off with a Spiny Seed, throw in two Sulfur, a Glow Crystal and then let it come to a boil.Â Next we’re gonna add a non-Spiny seed followed by a Poison Fang and two Aura Silver.Â Toss in a Lillipod and add any type of meat in until your Luck reaches 20!
I gotta warn you, your stats are gonna take a hit from this dish so you might want to pair it with the +20 stat formula up there on another piece of armor.
Until next time this was Cookin’ with Sheexy and remember, when you’re lookin’ for some cookin’ this is the place to be!
Cooking With Sheexy was typed before a live studio audience.Â Or rather, part of it was, but then my roommates got bored and walked away.