July 18, 2014
Gamepad support has been added.
Initially released in Japan in 1993, Secret of Mana took the world by storm with its innovative real-time battle system and gorgeously rendered world. It continues to stand out among other action RPGs for its seamless gameplay that anyone from beginner to veteran can enjoy.
One of the most memorable elements of the Mana series is the Ring Command menu system. With the single press of a button, a ring-shaped menu appears on the screen, where players can use items, change weapons, and do a variety of other actions without needing to switch screens. This Ring Command menu system for which the Mana series is so well known was first introduced in Secret of Mana and has since appeared in most games in the series.
Play as Randi and his two companions, Primm and Popoi, as they adventure all around the world. At the center of our epic story is the mystical power of Mana. Battle the empire in its quest for control of Mana. Befriend the eight elementals who wield the forces of nature itself. Numerous encounters await at every turn.
Additional Information (reference only):
ESRB Rating: E10+ with Mild Fantasy Violence and Mild Suggestive Themes
●iOS13 OS Compatibility
The following bugs have been addressed:
・The application does not launch.
Thank you for your patience and understanding, and we hope you continue to enjoy playing Secret of Mana.
Ratings and Reviews
Broken port. Don’t buy this!
Ever since the iOS has been updated to 13 this game is ~1/8 the size and only appears in the bottom left screen. Devs have known for months now but haven’t done a thing to fix this problem.
Update One: Its been a couple months since my initial negative review. The problem still persists, though it started at THE LAUNCH OF iOS 13, and they had the gall to run a sale of this of game even though the game doesn’t work with iOS 13. Apple hasn’t pulled it from the store nor has SE, obviously. Horrible business practices, from both sides, in my opinion. I can basically feel the giant middle finger pressed against my face from both companies. Anyway, to wrap up. Save your money for a different game or until they fix this.
Update Two: The fix for iOS 13 is here and well, the game works completely fine near as I can tell. I haven’t run into any bugs so far. It’s a wonderful game when working and I’d recommend picking it up if you’re a fan of it or have never played. The reason I won’t go higher in my rating is for other issues.
Middling for a Square Enix App
I’ve played several Final Fantasy, Dragon Quest games, plus Adventures of Mana on my iPhone. Most had customizable controls and quicksave. This app doesn’t. I’m used to moving the characters with my right thumb. This app uses the left thumb to move.
Other than that, it’s a very similar port to what I played on SNES decades ago. The story is great. 3 stars for that reason. It’s just not very good of an app compared to the other games by the same company.
My favorite game of all time
I grew up playing this game on Super Nintendo and am so glad it is available on the iPhone. I am not a serious gamer and don’t play any other games, but for some reason this game is as nostalgic as anything else from my childhood. The music is so beautiful to me, I love finding all the elementals and casting their spells, and just going through the story. I don’t mind if I die and get really excited when I defeat a boss. This game ran well enough on my iPhone 6 and runs perfectly on my new iPhone 11 Pro. It only took a short while to get used to the touchscreen controls. Since I became used to it I couldn’t be happier that I can play this game anytime anywhere. I just play for 10-15 minutes at a time and take it all in. I’m in no rush to finish and just want to enjoy the nostalgia. Thank you for making this available on the iPhone!!!
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- SQUARE ENIX Co., Ltd.
- 196.9 MB
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 11.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
English, French, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
- Age Rating
- 9+ Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
- © (C)1993,2010 Square Enix Co., Ltd. All rights reserved.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.