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Neko and Watts in the Mana Fortress

Hack of Secret of Mana

Description:

This patch adds Neko and Watts to the Mana Fotress and restores some unused Neko frames too. The new Nekos offer you the same items as the Tree Palace Neko, plus the ability to save inside the Mana Fortress. The new Watts is useful because there are so many weapon orbs that can be collected in the Mana Fortress. With Neko and Watts in the Mana Fortress, now you never have to leave.

Specific changes:

  • New Neko at the previously useless dead end ledge just before fighting Buffy.
  • New Watts at the previously useless dead end southeast corner of the map just after fighting Buffy.
  • Another new Neko at the teleporter just before fighting the Dark Lich.
  • Some of the New Nekos will wander, displaying the previously unseen Neko graphics.
  • The Haunted Forest and Lofty Mountain Nekos will also now wander, displaying the previously unseen Neko graphics.

Some important things to note:

  • Neko will only wander up and down. Mostly down. This is because Neko does not have left/right walking frames, so when he attempts to wander, any commands he receives to walk left or right are interpreted as down instead. As such, Neko will only wander in locations that are suitable for him to walk down most of the time.
  • How to combine this with the Variable Width Font hack: 1. Apply VWF, 2. Remove header, 3. Apply this hack, 4. Apply this hack’s VWF support hack.
  • How to combine this with Relocalized: 1. Apply Relocalized, 2. Apply this hack, 3. Apply this hack’s Relocalized support hack.

ROM / ISO Information:

  • Secret of Mana (U) [!].SMC
  • Header: NO
  • CRC32: 229BA7E4
  • MD5: 759A3837E5C16AF31464EF6192731EEB
  • SHA1: 4E214F3C987F842C2C68E77B99FC9760F6BB753D

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Credits:

Credits
ContributorType of contributionListed credit
KethinovHackingPrincipal author
QueueHackingSome refactoring

User Review Information

Great!!

Reviewed By: hmsong on 28 Aug 2019

Having Neko was great in Mana Fortress. I hated the idea of traveling through the fortress, just to fight the final boss. I much preferred saving right before the final bosses. And Neko provided that.

Unfortunately, Neko being surrounded by enemies (and not dying) was a bit weird. I wish Kethinov removed the two monsters near Neko.

Watts is also great, since I don’t have to go out just to forge.

Version 1.2 Recommended - Yes

User Reviews
HeadlineAuthorDateVersionRecommended
Great!!hmsong28 Aug 20191.2Yes