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Arcana - Seal of Rimsala

Hack of Arcana

Description:

SOR is the definitive version of Arcana, a JRPG dungeon crawler by Hal Labs before they became famous for Kirby and Smash Bros. Please enjoy this modernized take on an underrated title =)

  • Faster gameplay, redrawn maps, and a coherent story.
  • Explore remodeled dungeons and search for new items!
  • Overhauled weapons and armor
  • Battle the SOR mascot, Mimic!
  • Undoes 90’s Nintendo censorship
  • One-page level-up screen; no more scrolling!
  • New status screen with stat icons and monster bonuses!
  • Tons of unused content debuting
  • Easter eggs and bug fixes
  • Hundreds of tiny tweaks

New to version 2.1:

  • Gameplay: New anti-Human and Anti-Reptile equipment; balance changes
  • Coding: Elemental and race bonuses can now be viewed in the Status screen!
  • Graphics: New elemental icons!
  • Script: Spell and equipment text rewritten for more flavor.
  • Script: Attribute spells now show their element.
  • Balance: Reverted barehanded damage to vanilla.
  • Extras: Added a Monster list, Spell list, and Equipment list in PDF.
  • Extras: Added vanilla lists for reference.

New to version alpha 13:

  • Stability: Corrected a byte in the internal ROM header.
  • Displayed version number in the Window Color menu.

ROM / ISO Information:

  • Database match: Arcana (USA)
  • Database: No-Intro: Super Nintendo Entertainment System (v. 20180813-062835)
  • File/ROM SHA-1: 35D04611F815672D02104E174624F9610994B0B5
  • File/ROM CRC32: C891B297

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Credits:

Credits
ContributorType of contributionListed credit
RetGalGraphicsHe converted the stat icons to bytes, and customized the credits.

User Review Information

Awesome

Reviewed By: GrammerPants on 19 May 2019

I bought this game when it originally came out. Great game that has aged well for what it is, but it’s flaws showed. You really managed to breathe some new life into this old gem. Sad that not many people are aware of what a great and unique little game this is.

Version 1.0c Recommended - Yes

User Reviews
HeadlineAuthorDateVersionRecommended
Nice QoL upgrade, with one small caveatTristal24 Apr 20212.1a13Yes
Can't recommend this hack enough. Way superior to the original.veeeeeeep15 Dec 20202.1a13Yes
Heading in the Right DirectionPhaxuji02 Nov 20202.0gYes
Good hack of a good game.firedropdl13 Sep 20202.0gYes
Check this patch out immediately!Cureless02 Jul 20202.0gYes
The Definitive Way To Play Arcana (Card Master)Apocalypse61224 Nov 20191.0cYes
Solid improvements.Old_gamer21 Dec 20202.1a13Yes
AwesomeGrammerPants19 May 20191.0cYes