Seiken Densetsu 3
Seiken Densetsu 3
Trials of Mana
|Genre||Role Playing > Action RPG|
|Release Date||30 September 1995|
|ROM Information||ROM Information|
|ROM Map||ROM Map|
|RAM Map||RAM Map|
|Table File||Table File|
|Hacking Notes||Hacking Notes|
Ahhh, the famous Seiken Densetsu 3. Calling this game “Secret of Mana 2″ in front of the romhacking “scene” elite will earn you a quick correction, let me tell you something. Just think, all the newbies just take it for granted that SD3 is in English. You guys didn’t have to endure the sheer pain that came before. The dull, empty void. Such is the way of all translations, I suppose.
So yeah, this is Seiken Densetsu 3, which is (still) to date the only game in the series to not make it overseas. It’s a damned shame too, because this installment is unquestionably the best. Sure, Secret of Mana may give it some competition, but I couldn’t stand SoM for some reason. And the less said about Sword of Mana the better.
SD3 uses the old Squaresoft crutch of multiple playable characters within the same timeframe (see: Rudra, RS3). The whole “see the same events from a different perspective” thing works out really well here, it turns out. I seem to say that about every game, though. As far as gameplay, if you’ve played Secret of Mana you know what to expect. If you’ve played the others in the series, like Legend of Mana or Final Fantasy Adventure… well, you still know what to expect: run around and hit things with your sword. In realtime. It’s like Zelda, Squareified, for a complete lack of a better comparison.
Hiroki Kikuta returns (I think) to compose the music in SD3. The end result is gorgeous. The game comes highly recommended, but play the game for its music, if nothing else.
|Seiken Densetsu 3 offsets and data formats||Miscellaneous||17 Aug 2013|
|Seiken Densetsu 3 Saveram Hacking||Game Specific||02 Aug 1999|
|Map Jester - Seiken Densetsu 3 Browser||Game Specific||16 Aug 2013|
|Seiken Densetsu 3 (DE)||Fully Playable||30 Sep 2015|
|Seiken Densetsu 3 (ES)||Fully Playable||02 Mar 2013|
|Seiken Densetsu 3 (DE)||Addendum||06 Dec 2011|
|Seiken Densetsu 3 (EN)||Fully Playable||27 Aug 2000|
|Seiken Densetsu 3 Genetics Patch||Improvement||17 Oct 2018|
|Seiken Densetsu 3 (Secret of Mana 2) - Icon Patches (Level Up, Town Signs, Menu)||Improvement||23 Jan 2016|
|Seiken Densetsu 3 (Secret of Mana 2) - Logo Patches||Improvement||30 Sep 2015|
|Seiken Densetsu 3 (Japan) (wall-signs patches)||Improvement||06 Dec 2011|
|Seiken Densetsu 3 (Japan) (title-screen patches)||Addendum||06 Dec 2011|
|Seiken Densetsu 3 3-player Hack||Improvement||01 Dec 2006|
|Secret of Mana 2 Titlescreen Patch||Improvement||17 Nov 2005|
|SD3 Improvement||Improvement||20 Dec 2001|