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Secret of Mana 2 Titlescreen Patch

Hack of Seiken Densetsu 3

Description:

Seiken Densetsu 3 is often referred to as Secret of Mana 2, even if the name is not technically correct. The only version of the game with a “Secret of Mana 2″ titlescreen was in German; this patch uses the image from that translation.

Also included in the archive are patches to change the title back to Seiken Densetsu 3 (Japanese or English, your choice) if you so desire. It should be noted this hack should work with any version of SD3, provided the ROM has a header.

Note: This hack does not change any text referring to the game’s title nor does it change the logo used during the credits.

ROM / ISO Information:

  • Seiken Densetsu 3 (J).sfc - NOINTRO
  • CRC32: 863ED0B8
  • MD5: 58EBD7CBF28CEADC03AEC4F448956A0B
  • SHA-1: 209C55FD2A8D7963905E3048B7D40094D6BEA965
  • SHA-256: AE5055BB59AEE22BA9E9AC0A3A7D2B03479BAEEF49C9CF0E06CF470588A6B677

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Credits:

Credits
ContributorType of contributionListed credit
DragonsbrethrenHacking
Neill CorlettHackingThis SD3 logo was created by Neill Corlett (Hacking/Graphics) for their English translation.
LavosSpawnHackingThis SoM2 logo was created by G-Trans (Hacking/Graphics) for the old version of their German transla

User Review Information

Perfect as Is

Reviewed By: PowerPanda on 13 Jun 2019

I never commented on this hack. I have used it since it came out. I always prefer my English games to have English titles, particularly if there are other games in the series with translated titles. This small hack does just that.

To the review below, I think that Neill Corelett’s game can be known as Seiken Densetsu 3/Secret of Mana 2 (the names he originally used for his translation), while the new translation can be “Trials of Mana”. No need to change something that’s worked just fine for 20 years.

Version 1.0 Recommended - Yes

User Reviews
HeadlineAuthorDateVersionRecommended
Perfect as IsPowerPanda13 Jun 20191.0Yes
now we just need one that changes it to Trials of ManaDzumeister12 Jun 20191.0Yes