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Secret of Mana
Seiken Densetsu 3
Legend of Mana
Secret of Evermore
Zelda: A Link to the Past
Secret of Mana Story/Outline
Using the power of Mana, a civilization had grown strong...
In time, Mana was used to create the ultimate weapon: the Mana Fortress...
This angered the gods. They sent their beasts to destroy the Fortress...
A violent war rocked the world, and Mana seemed to disappear...
Before all was lost, a hero with the Mana Sword smashed the Fortress...
Though the civilization had been destroyed, the world was peaceful again...
But time flows like a river...and history repeats...
|My friends, I come to you today to tell you what you must know to fulfill your quest and save our world. I have little time. Long age, when the ancient ones grew powerful and used the energy of Mana to threaten the gods, they were struck down in violence and terror. A great hero weilded the mighty Sword of Mana to destroy the civilization of the ancient ones. After that, peace returned to our troubled world, and the Mana energy that gives life to us all was again in balance.
The Sword of Mana was buried in a rock and placed in a stream to guard a nearby village. There, it patiently rested until the day it was pulled free by you, young man. You are the one being who can release the Sword's power and restore the Mana to our once more endangered world. You have been born to seek out our enemies, who threaten the eight Seeds of Mana. If they succeed in breaking the seals that guard those Seeds, they will bend the power of Mana to evil and ravage our world. It is Mana that fills us and surrounds us, nourishing all life, balancing the good and evil forces of nature. If it should be twisted and overwhelmed by dark forces, most of our world would be annihilated. Whatever survived would be hideously warped beyond recognition.
A vision has shown me that you are the ancient hero of our land, returned to us again in our great time of need.
Seek out the eight Palaces of our world. Long ago, one Mana Seed was set in each Palace and its power used to seal the Palace off from all danger. But now the forces of evil beseige the Palaces and are breaking down the seals to steals the Seeds. You must find the eight Seeds and seal their power so you can use it. When you touch a Mana Seed, its Orb transfers to you, and you become stronger. Only then will you be able to wipe away the smear of evil that darkens our world. Do not despair, and never give up hope. Combine sword skill and magic arts. Return the Energy Orbs to the Tree of Mana and restore balance to our world.
You must succeed, Or we are surely lost..
-This was taken from the Secret of Mana manual-
|In this game, you control three main characters. The battle mode is different from the classic Final Fantasy style, this time you walk around freely and have to walk up an enemy and attack to defeat them. This provides a more action-based system. Your main goal in this game is to gain the eight Mana Seeds and restore the Mana Sword. Along the way, you'll battle heaps of boss monsters and have many side-quests to the main one. If you are a hard-core Final Fantasy fan, don't despair about the different battle mode, as it sets a new style for the battle system and itsn't that difficult to get used to.
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