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Seiken Densetsu 3 / Trials of Mana - Black Rabite

Hack of Trials of Mana


Seiken Densetsu 3 / Trials of Mana – Black Rabite

v1.5, by hmsong

Originally, Black Rabite was a secret boss that you can only encounter in Duran/Angela path. This patch makes it so you can encounter it in all routes in the final Mana Holyland (the original Black Rabite is still available only in Duran/Angela route). It is in a semi-hidden location, so that you don’t accidentally come across it and consequently get your whole party wiped out. Hint: Search the corners of the new parts of the Mana Holyland. You get the cool beginning script and BGM too (only once – either the original or the new Black Rabite, but not both).

In addition, Black Rabite now gives massive EXP – a whooping 30,060 EXP! And just like the original game, it may drop the Moogle Badge. On the other hand, its melee power has increased greatly. It is a secret boss after all – it better be difficult.

There are two patches. Pick one:

  • “One-time” is the same as the original game, where if you kill the Black Rabite (in either Dragon’s Hole or Mana Holyland), it stays dead.
  • “Respawn” makes the Black Rabite respawn after you leave the map (in both Dragon’s Hole and Mana Holyland), meaning you can fight it as many times as you want to farm EXP and Moogle Badges.

WARNING: For both the original and the new Black Rabite fights, you are now locked in the room – no cheap escaping! The exit permanently opens up after you kill it the first time.

BIG thanks to Map Jester ( Map Jester is a SD3 map editing tool. 90+% of map information for SD3 for this patch came from using this tool.

Applying Notes:

  • This is specifically for No Header ROM. If you only have a Headered ROM, then you can use TUSH ( to remove the header.
  • Compatible with the English NCorlett-translation patch. But again, you need a No Header ROM. If you are using the translation patch from, then you need to apply the translation to a Headered ROM first, then use TUSH to remove the header. And then you can apply these patches.
  • Compatible with the new Trials of Mana ROM, released in 2019. But again, you need a No Header ROM.

There are other hacks for Seiken Densetsu 3 that you should check out:

Sin of Mana

  • This changes the contents of the game in many ways, such as equipment bonus, level-up change, class balance, difficulty, boss behaviors, running in battles, MP regeneration, dungeon format, and tons of bug fixes. It’s a completely new game though, since so much has changed, and the game progress is slightly different.
  • There is also a forum (google “Sin of Mana forum”), where you can ask the creator (praetarius5018) numerous questions. He is very helpful, and even helps you to create your own hack. He certainly did for me.
  • Sin of Mana is NOT compatible with the new Trials of Mana.
  • Sin of Mana is NOT compatible with hmsong’s patches.

Please leave comments or reviews. This would give the creator ideas on what is good or not, and depending on the situation, even revise the patches.

If you have any questions or find errors, please PM hmsong on (click the name, then click the name next to “Forum Account”, then click “Send PM”).

Also, check out the SD3 hack discussion forum at:

ROM / ISO Information:

  • Database match: Seiken Densetsu 3 (Japan)
  • Database: No-Intro: Super Nintendo Entertainment System (v. 20180813-062835)
  • File/ROM SHA-1: 209C55FD2A8D7963905E3048B7D40094D6BEA965
  • File/ROM CRC32: 863ED0B8




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