Secret of Mana Features

Axe of the Blood God: Does the Mana Series Hold Up?

Kat and Nadia review Trials of Mana, which brings them to a much bigger question.

How I Connected With Other RPG Fans Through Rental Game Save Files

In the '90s, RPG fans blazed trails for each other with high-level save files in rented games.

Starting Screen | EarthBound’s 25th Anniversary Makes us Pine for Classic Instruction Books

Earthbound's player guide is a great example of the effort publishers expended trying to make the West fall in love with RPGs.

The RPGs We Lost When the Wii Shop Closed

AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD | Examining the RPGs we lost with the Wii Shop closure, and where to find alternate versions.

Secret of Mana Defied a Major RPG Trope: A Happy Ending

25 years ago, Secret of Mana played games with our hearts.

Should You Play Secret of Mana's Remake or the SNES Original?

AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD | The latest episode of our RPG podcast goes in-depth on Kingdom Come: Deliverance and the Secret of Mana Remake.

The Secret of Mana Remake is a Missed Opportunity to Fix the Original's Flaws

It's still an enjoyable game, though.

Axe of the Blood God: SMT V, Assassin's Creed Origins' Relationship to Witcher 3, and Final Fantasy IX Report #6

PODCAST | Kat and Nadia talk about recent releases and how they connect to RPGS, then continue the Final Fantasy IX Report.

The Secret of Mana Remake Needs Some Spit Shine and Polish to Reach Its Full Potential

2.5D isn't such a bad look for this game after all, but the cut corners stick out like a Mana Beast at a cat show.

The USgamer Podcast: Our Mario + Rabbids Review, Absolver, and R.I.P. Half-Life 3

PODCAST | Join Kat, Caty, Nadia, and Mike as they talk about the surprisingly great Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle, Absolver, and bid adieu to Half-Life 3.

Oh No, the Secret of Mana Remake Looks Kind of Bad

I'm so excited. I'm so ... scared.

Axe of the Blood God: The Super NES Classic Appears, Valkyria Revolution Fails

PODCAST | Breaking down Episode Prompt, the Super NES Classic, and the failure of Valkyria Revolution.

From Mana Trees to Oases: Koichi Ishii Talks About Ever Oasis' Inspirations and Lack of Multiplayer

Grezzo's Koichi Ishii tells us about Ever Oasis' life-affirming messages, and why it lacks Secret of Mana-style local multiplayer.

My Ill-Conceived Dream: To Play Secret of Mana for the Nintendo PlayStation

Much as I'd love to play a SNES CD-add on prototype of Secret of Mana, I acknowledge it'd be a bad move.

USgamer's RPG Podcast Puts Seiken Densetsu's Run on the Super Nintendo Into Context

AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD: Secret of Mana, the Final Fantasy XV delay, and Ash's struggles in the Pokémon League.

All-Time 16-Bit Classics: Our Comprehensive Guide to the Best Super NES Games (Update: 1994!)

The year 1994 arrives, and with it some of the greatest games ever made. Our year-by-year video guide to the best of Super NES continues!

The Best Unexpected Christmas Content

Bob looks back at a game that surprised him with holiday merriment when he least expected it.

From Secret of Mana to King Kong: Evolve Changes the FPS

Turtle Rock's co-op shooter is a monster movie played out by your friends. Eurogamer's Martin Robinson investigates.