Secret of Mana review (EGM 53)
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Secret of Mana (SNES)
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Publisher: Square Enix
Developer: Square Enix
Genre(s): Role Playing Game > Action
ESRB Rating: Everyone
Release Date: Fall (USA)
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Score:8 (out of 10)

Mana's a good RPG from beginning to end. Though the story was just OK, I really loved the dragon scenes, especially when the fortress is flying. The added ability to have two friends along is one of the best ideas. I wish more companies would do the same. When alone, the computer allies seem a bit stupid and tend to get killed easily. Overall, one of the most impressive RPGs I've seen in quite some time.

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Score:9 (out of 10)

There has never been enough RPGs for the Super NES, but Mana fills that void nicely. Containing some of the best music I've ever heard from a cartridge and a story that will keep you glued to your seat, Secret of Mana really delivers a powerful punch. The best part of all that you can have two friends along for the journey with a Multitap! Warning -- this game is highly addictive.

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Score:9 (out of 10)

SOM is one of the best adventure/RPGs to come out since Zelda:ALTTP. The game play is similar to Zelda and the graphics are as good as they come. The music is well done at catching the mood of the story. Aside from these, the standout feature is the ability to play three players simultaneously. This is a big plus. Squaresoft may take forever to come out with their games, but they're usually worth the wait!

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Score:9 (out of 10)

RPGs were never my favorite type of game. But after some serious mediation on all the cool RPG titles, I've gotten into them. Secret of Mana is an excellent example of what a good RPG can be. The quest and story are intricate and take plenty of discovery. Graphically, the game is cute with good color and detail. The sounds are great as well and add to the game. The real clincher is the Multiplayer Option.

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DETAILED INFO for Secret of Mana
Release Date: Fall (USA) Players: 1-4

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