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Harder Final Boss

Hack of Secret of Mana

Description:

This patch significantly steps up the difficulty of the two phases of the final boss fight (Dark Lich and Mana Beast) so as to subvert the “final boss is a pushover” trope common to so many RPGs. These fights will now be much longer and reasonably challenging even if you max level your characters.

Specific changes for Dark Lich:

  • Level increased from 72 to 99.
  • HP increased from 6666 to 46666.
  • Strength increased from 74 to 99.
  • Intelligence increased from 96 to 99.
  • Wisdom increased from 96 to 99.
  • Spell power increased from 44 to 99.

Specific changes for the Mana Beast:

  • Level increased from 73 to 99.
  • HP increased from 9990 to 65535.
  • Spell power increased from 45 to 99.
  • Now immune to all elements.
  • Will now no longer waste time casting Wall. In the original game this mechanic could be exploited to prevent it from casting Lucent Beam.

Important things to note:

  • Because their HP is so high now, Analyzer may give misleading results about their HP (see screenshot).
  • Because these fights will be so much longer now, you might want to consider combining this with patches that introduce the “Faerie Coconut” second MP restorative item and/or patches that increase the total number of items you can have in your inventory as well to take the edge off a bit.
  • If you want to apply any game-wide difficulty mods such as the hacks in “Adjust Enemy Difficulty,” be sure to apply those first, then this hack after.

ROM / ISO Information:

  • Secret of Mana (USA).sfc - NOINTRO
  • CRC32: D0176B24
  • MD5: 10A894199A9ADC50FF88815FD9853E19
  • SHA-1: 8133041A363E3CC68CEDEF40B49B6D20D03C505D
  • SHA-256: 4C15013131351E694E05F22E38BB1B3E4031DEDAC77EC75ABECEBE8520D82D5F

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Credits:

Credits
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KethinovHacking

User Review Information

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Great Stuffhmsong28 Aug 20191.0Yes