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Sheex is a Master Ninja

Hack of Secret of Mana

Description:

This hack changes the Dark Stalker boss fight in Tasnica to a Master Ninja, significantly increasing the difficulty of what was otherwise a fairly easy boss fight. The dialog of two NPCs has also been updated to refer to this enemy as a Master Ninja instead of a Dark Stalker, including when Sheex is unmasked as the identity of this mysterious disguised enemy.

Important things to note:

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

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Credits:

Credits
ContributorType of contributionListed credit
KethinovHackingPrincipal author
QueueHackingProvided code for VWF and Relocalized support

User Review Information

C'mon, Sheexy, make it hurt so good.

Reviewed By: zoolgremlin on 03 Nov 2019

Tested as part of the ongoing Secret of Mana Turbo Project, by Queue (with various resources provided by zhaDe as part of Secret of Mana: New Game Improvement). Latest version used.

A much greater challenge than Sheex “The Dark Stalker” (was that supposed to be threatening? Try pulling this leg! I think the other one needs a break…). Though funnily enough… as a master of this game I beat him whilst only taking one hit, he didn’t even get a chance to cast Stone Saber! Or maybe I lucked out somehow… wouldn’t put it past me.

In any case, almost anything’s worth a try to improve the Vanilla game, especially Boss battles which are a JOKE nowadays. Aren’t “Bosses” supposed to be tougher, than the “Minions” lurking around in their dungeon/hideout/castle/floating battleship/etc.? Yeah. That’s what I thought too.

And maybe for a child, they are. But you know what they say! “Time flows like a river, and history repeats…”

Make that, “And history moves on.” Give it a try, but beware the might of NINJAAAAA POWAAAAHH! Wotcha!

Version 1.2 Recommended - Yes

User Reviews
HeadlineAuthorDateVersionRecommended
C'mon, Sheexy, make it hurt so good.zoolgremlin03 Nov 20191.2Yes
Good stuffhmsong13 Oct 20191.1Yes