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
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.
Ratings and Reviews
Still one of the greats
A timeless entry into a now forgotten series. An epic story far removed from squares other snes titles. The highs are rivaled by deep tragedies which reminds us of the necessity of sacrifice. Easily one of the great masterpieces of the 16bit era. The ending is joyfully haunting and brings the story to a satisfying conclusion. Fantastic art and a simple yet interesting combat system punctuate the storytelling and endear the characters to the player. This game stands along with chrono trigger as a required experience for every serious and studious gamer. the legendary Nasir himself designed the ring menu. If you don't know Nasir, you don't know jRPG history. I'd love to see the ps1 legend of mana title ported to iOS, hint hint square.
Unplayable from a fan of the original
I played through the original SNES game a dozen times. It is one of my favorite childhood games. However, I cannot recommend this port because of the broken party AI. In the original, your other characters moved and fought independent of your actions, except when sprinting, based on their Action Grid settings. In the port, your other characters move to you anytime you move. This leads combat to be a fairly single character experience, with your other characters constantly dying running back and forth between you and their target. It is an oversight that gives you a feeling that the people that ported the game never actually played the game. I could get use to the controls and shaky animation, but having to stand completely still so that your party will attack something is absurd.
One glaring problem...
An overall quite fun game. I gad been wanting to play it for a while, and it works wonderfully as a mobile game. The reason I won’t go above 2 stars is that the app programmers committed what should be considered the cardinal sin: the app won’t let you listen to music or podcasts while playing. When I want to play a game on mobile, I often am listening to a podcast or I am killing time while waiting which often means listening to music. This game is useless for both since I am forced to pick between outside audio and the actual game. After doing some investigating, it sounds like this is a problem with all of their other remakes as well, so it looks like U will be staying away from Final Fantasy and Dragon Warrior. :(
- SQUARE ENIX Co., Ltd.
- 192.1 MB
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- English, French, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
- Age Rating
- Rated 9+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
- © (C)1993,2010 Square Enix Co., Ltd. All rights reserved.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.