Back when I was a young lad, Secret Of Mana came out for the Super Nintendo in 1993. Needless to say, it changed my life. Incredible story, graphics, gameplay, music, unforgettable characters. It played more like Zelda games, you could upgrade weapons by forging and magic became more powerful with more usage. It was one of the legs in my Super Nintendo RPG Table that consisted of Final Fantasy 2, Final Fantasy 3, Chrono Trigger, and Secret Of Mana. The music in this trailer gave me chills and brought back amazing childhood memories.
At E3 it was announced that Secret Of Mana will be coming out for the iPhone. I will never get an iPhone. But being able to carry this game around with me wherever I go is incredibly tempting. The game does not yet have a release date. In the game you play as “The Hero” who you may name accordingly. At the start of the game the boy discovers a rusty sword lodged in a stone. He hears a voice, and removes the sword unleashing monsters upon the world. A bit later you find out the sword is actually the legendary Mana Sword, and that you must go to the 8 Mana temples to recharge it and rid the world of all the monsters.
If you haven’t played it, you should.