Secret of Mana
By SQUARE ENIX INC
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
July 18, 2014
Gamepad support has been added.
Initially released in Japan in 1993, Secret of Mana took the world by storm with its innovative real-time battle system and gorgeously rendered world. It continues to stand out among other action RPGs for its seamless gameplay that anyone from beginner to veteran can enjoy.
One of the most memorable elements of the Mana series is the Ring Command menu system. With the single press of a button, a ring-shaped menu appears on the screen, where players can use items, change weapons, and do a variety of other actions without needing to switch screens. This Ring Command menu system for which the Mana series is so well known was first introduced in Secret of Mana and has since appeared in most games in the series.
Play as Randi and his two companions, Primm and Popoi, as they adventure all around the world. At the center of our epic story is the mystical power of Mana. Battle the empire in its quest for control of Mana. Befriend the eight elementals who wield the forces of nature itself. Numerous encounters await at every turn.
Additional Information (reference only):
ESRB Rating: E10+ with Mild Fantasy Violence and Mild Suggestive Themes
What's New in Version 3.2.0
The following bugs have been addressed:
・The application does not launch.
Thank you for your patience and understanding, and we hope you continue to enjoy playing Secret of Mana.
Secret of mana was a great game growing up and I don't have any problem supporting the port over by buying the app.
However playability is a whole other thing.
The button configuration menu only allowed me to change the direction button, not the action buttons.
There was no difference between layout 1 and 2.
When walking through doors my characters would often run back in the opposite direction (inside or outside) I was heading. This is because the pressure settings are too sensitive and when I put my thumb down I have to be really careful in the direction away from the entrance I am heading in.
Finally was the character action settings, when set to avoid, the non controlled character just skips around the screen very glitchy like. When set to help controlling character it very lazily helps to attack a creature. Sometimes it will sometimes it just waits for awhile. And when the action is set to attack the character just goes and gets killed.
So I love SoM and don't mind supporting the devs but the game for me isn't playable on the iPhone 7 plus.
Music not working?
Okay, 2 minutes in on the iPhone 6s Plus and the music stopped working. Sound effects still did, but the score didn't. Easy fix, just save the game, close the app out completely, then restart it from the last save. I'm assuming this happened because I got a phone call while playing and it the phone overrode the program's music. Either way I saw people posting this issue, and this is what resolved it for me. 5 stars for nostalgia, only wish I had the old 3-player snes hook-up! 😄
Semi-broken in iOS11
As of this update, my favorite game of all time works well on the iPhone 7+, but since updating to iOS11, there is no sound.
Insofar as this game, in general, the updated graphics, touch-based character swap, and touch-based “front pocket inventory,” which allows you to keep a certain magic or item on the corner of the screen, works FANTASTIC.
It also works on Airplay on my 1080p TV via Apple Tv, and it doesn’t look pixelated on my 50” the way the original SNES version appears.
It shows in widescreen format.
Kinda wish I could find a good bluetooth stack controller, but the touch screen controls DO work well.
Also, the AI is better than the SNES version. Characters don’t get stuck as often as the original game AI.
The pathing is a little more like Chrono Trigger allies at times. Your buddies WILL get stuck now and then, but it’s a fraction of the amount of time that it happens in emulators and the SNES cart.
Now, Square, give us SD3!
- Category: Games
- Updated: Oct 19, 2015
- Version: 3.2.0
- Size: 192 MB
- Languages: English, French, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
- Seller: SQUARE ENIX Co., Ltd.
- © (C)1993,2010 Square Enix Co., Ltd. All rights reserved.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.