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Remove Empire Castle Gate Permanently

Hack of Secret of Mana

Description:

This hack alters the gate on the Empire Castle to remove it permanently after you first enter the castle to meet the Emperor.

This offers two main benefits:

1. You can reenter Northtown after the Emperor betrays you to save your game, forge weapons, and resupply before finishing the castle.

2. You can do an optional sidequest revisiting the castle at any time after getting Flammie. A new 1000gp chest has been added to the throne room to give you an incentive to come back. Underneath the chest is a cursed statue holding a diary. The diary contains an unfinished entry, revealing content that always existed in the game but was dummied out. More info about the dummied out diary entry here: https://tcrf.net/Secret_of_Mana_(SNES)#Diary_Entry

Some important things to note:

  • Apply this to an unheadered ROM.
  • How to combine this with the Variable Width Font hack: 1. Apply VWF, 2. Remove header, 3. Apply Remove Empire Castle Gate Permanently, 4. Apply Remove Empire Castle Gate Permanently VWF support.
  • How to combine this with Relocalized: 1. Apply Relocalized, 2. Apply Remove Empire Castle Gate Permanently, 3. Apply Remove Empire Castle Gate Permanently Relocalized support.
  • Known issue: The throne room treasure chest is unusually colored because it must share a palette with the Emperor.

ROM / ISO Information:

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

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