January 9th, 2012 | Kassidy Kearey | Filed under Fan Stuff, Seiken Densetsu 3, Videos
Tool Assisted Speed-runs are those done with the assistance of programs that allow the player to re-record segments, edit them, time actions on a frame by frame basis to manipulate luck, and all sorts of other funky things that wouldn’t strictly be possible when playing normally. The aim of these is to get to the end of the game, from a clean state, as quickly as possible, though sometimes speed is sacrificed for entertainment value.
While very often this is seen done for platformers, it isn’t limited to that genre alone. In this case, SD3 has finally been TASed, and completed in just under 3 and a half hours by praetarius3. You can watch it on YouTube here, or download from the tasvideos.org page here. Also, if you want to understand some of the things going on a bit better, check out the author’s comments here.
When watching the video, turn on closed captions in YouTube to get some background as to what is going on, as this plays on a non-patched version of the game.
July 23rd, 2011 | Dr. Sheexy | Filed under Articles, Secret of Mana, Seiken Densetsu 3
Racket Boy, a website devoted to retro gaming, did an article on games that pushed the limits of the SNES not too long ago, and wouldn’t you know it two of my favorite games are featured in the article!
Games that Pushed the Limits of the Super Nintendo at Racket Boy
It’s an interesting read, and they’ve done this feature for a few other systems too. Check it out, you might learn something new about some games you love!
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.
June 25th, 2011 | Kassidy Kearey | Filed under Seiken Densetsu, Seiken Densetsu 3, Soundtracks, Square-Enix
Square Enix are soon to be releasing an album of chiptune versions for songs from several of their later gen titles. SQChips will include songs from Secret of Mana and Seiken Densetsu 3. Among other titles of interest are Chrono Trigger, several Final Fantasy games, and a couple from the Saga series. The album is due out on September 7 for ¥1890, and will be available from Amazon Japan, the Sony Music Shop and the Square Enix eStore.
Thanks to Bastian from the forums for pointing this one out to us. Source: GamePro
May 7th, 2011 | Deques | Filed under Seiken Densetsu 3
The pages for class information, equipments and walkthrough were the only missing pages for Seiken Densetsu 3. I have added these back now. From this update, the entire SD3 section is now back online.
January 23rd, 2011 | Kassidy Kearey | Filed under Seiken Densetsu 3
Courtesy of our affiliate, Square Palace, we bring you information regarding the pre-release press sample cartridge for Seiken Densetsu 3. While locked down rather tightly, it does offer a little insight in to a couple of bits that didn’t make it into the final game, and makes for some interesting research. Not sure I’d personally go out of my way to invest $200 in sourcing a cartridge of this nature though.
You can read the article here.
December 6th, 2010 | Dr. Sheexy | Filed under Fan Stuff, Remixes, Seiken Densetsu 3
Mana Music Monday indeed, I’ve got another music update for you today.
What is Songs of Light and Darkness exactly? Well it’s that SD3 fan remix project I’ve posted about before!
Seems rozovian, the guy behind the project, has a preview track ready. Try to pick out the tracks before reading them in the cut, it’s pretty fun and I failed miserably at recognizing stuff, haha. I always knew I was bad with picking out tunes, but one out of five? For shame Sheexy, for shame! Anyway, it’s a short preview but it all sounds really good!
Songs of Light and Darkness Preview
In order the creators of these tracks are TheDeath, Jovette Rivera aka dj crono, Jago, The Dual Dragons, and HoboKa.
Read on if you’d like to figure out which tracks they are!
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November 30th, 2010 | Dr. Sheexy | Filed under Seiken Densetsu 3
How about some boss battle music? I really love how many different boss tracks Seiken Densetsu 3 had.
Black Soup – Hiroki Kikuta – Seiken Densetsu 3
Something about those sharp drum parts just make me think Seiken Densetsu 3, they seem to be used in lots of the tracks. I never realized but Secret of Mana has a lot of that too, but I think it’s more prevalent in SD3. Maybe, oh I dunno, because there are so many more tracks? Haha.
November 15th, 2010 | Kassidy Kearey | Filed under Final Fantasy Adventure, Mana Music Monday, Remixes, Secret of Mana, Seiken Densetsu 3
Another 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 icon next to them.
‘Chivalry Begins’ by Big Giant Circles
‘Things We Didn’t Know’ by Vampire Hunter Dan
‘Step Off My Flower Bed’ by Nase
‘Sea/Sky’ by Ziwtra
‘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.
September 7th, 2010 | Kassidy Kearey | Filed under Seiken Densetsu 3
A new page has been added to the Seiken Densetsu 3 section of Seikens.com which has been long awaited, and that is the Bosses page. It’s taken many hours to get as far as it is, and there are still a few bits and bobs to complete on it. If you spot anything wrong, do let me know.
Keep an eye out for nasty dark God Beasts.