History VideoGame / SecretOfMana

6th Jul '16 9:12:01 PM MSTOP
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* BeatThemAtTheirOwnGame: A boss example: Dread Slime by default attacks the players with Acid Storm. However, if it is attacked by an offensive spell other than one of Shade's spells (its weakness), it will respond by using the same spell on the players.
26th Jun '16 2:29:28 PM dotchan
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* TheChosenOne: Zig-zagged. Near the start of the game, Randi [[OnlyTheChosenMayWield pulls a sword out of a stone]]. He is later told that only a great hero should be able to remove the sword, but since he is too young to be a hero, it must have happened because the power of Mana is weakening. He is asked to take care of the sword until he can find a real hero to give it to. [[spoiler:Later on, of course, it turns out that he was the Chosen One all along. He's even the son of a hero!]]

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* TheChosenOne: Zig-zagged. Near the start of the game, Randi [[OnlyTheChosenMayWield pulls a sword out of a stone]].stone]] because otherwise his way home was blocked by [[InsurmountableWaistHighFence tall grass]]. He is later told that only a great hero should be able to remove the sword, but since he is too young to be a hero, it must have happened because the power of Mana is weakening. He is asked to take care of the sword until he can find a real hero to give it to. [[spoiler:Later on, of course, it turns out that he was the Chosen One all along. He's even the son of a hero!]]
6th May '16 12:58:58 PM Dutchtica
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* OneTimeDungeon: The Sunken Continent and the Emperor's Castle are both only played through once.
4th May '16 1:52:04 PM aye_amber
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* RockOfLimitlessWater: Amusingly, one appears as a graphical quirk on [[http://www.fantasyanime.com/mana/somWorldMap-raw.png the world map]] (In the smaller green land mass on the right).

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* RockOfLimitlessWater: Amusingly, one appears as a graphical quirk on [[http://www.fantasyanime.com/mana/somWorldMap-raw.[[http://i.imgur.com/iJfRINl.png the world map]] (In the smaller green land mass on the right).
23rd Feb '16 9:20:40 AM LadyYuki
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* ManEatingPlant: Tropicallo.

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* ManEatingPlant: Tropicallo.Tropicallo and Boreal Face.



* ObfuscatingInsanity: Mara in Southtown. A man will tell you "She's nuts!" but talk to her yourself and she'll reveal she's actually a spy for Tasnica.

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* ObfuscatingInsanity: Mara in Southtown. A man there will tell you "She's nuts!" but talk to her yourself and she'll reveal recognize you as Jema's friends. Turns out she's actually really a spy for Tasnica.



* YankTheDogsChain: Every time Primm gets close to saving Dyluck, something happens that takes him away from her again. [[When the gang finds them in the Mana Fortress, Dyluck breaks free of his influence just long enough to share a final goodbye with Primm and kill himself to foil Thanatos's GrandTheftMe plan once and for all. ''[[ShaggyDogStory Ouch.]]'']]

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* YankTheDogsChain: Every time Primm gets close to saving Dyluck, something happens that takes him away from her again. [[When the gang finds them in [[spoiler:In the Mana Fortress, Dyluck breaks free of his influence just long enough to share a final goodbye with Primm and kill himself to foil Thanatos's GrandTheftMe plan once and for all. ''[[ShaggyDogStory Ouch.]]'']]the chain is yanked away permanently.]]
23rd Feb '16 9:06:28 AM LadyYuki
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* GetAHoldOfYourselfMan: This happens quite a few times, either to snap someone out of a HeroicBSOD or to try to break someone free of Thanatos' power. The slap is heard, not seen, and the screen flashes white.



** (Insert Name Here), [[spoiler:the Mana Tree]] is your mother.
** Accordingly, [[spoiler:the ghost in the opening cutscene]] was actually Serin, the original Mana Knight and [[spoiler:the player character's father]].

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** (Insert Name Here), [[spoiler:the Mana Tree]] is your mother. \n** Accordingly, Also, [[spoiler:the ghost in the opening cutscene]] was actually Serin, the original Mana Knight and [[spoiler:the player character's father]].scene]] is your father.



* ObfuscatingInsanity: Mara in Southtown. A man will tell you "She's nuts!" but talk to her yourself and she'll reveal she's actually a spy for Tasnica.



* StarCrossedLovers: [[spoiler:Every time Primm gets close to saving Dyluck from Thanatos, he's taken out of her reach yet again. When the gang finds them in the Mana Fortress, Dyluck breaks free of his influence just long enough to share a final goodbye with Primm and kill himself to foil Thanatos's GrandTheftMe plan once and for all. ''[[ShaggyDogStory Ouch.]]'']]

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* StarCrossedLovers: [[spoiler:Every time Primm gets close to saving Dyluck from Thanatos, he's taken out of her reach yet again. When the gang finds them in the Mana Fortress, Dyluck breaks free of his influence just long enough to share a final goodbye with Primm [[spoiler:Primm and kill himself to foil Thanatos's GrandTheftMe plan once and for all. ''[[ShaggyDogStory Ouch.]]'']]Dyluck, ultimately.]]


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* YankTheDogsChain: Every time Primm gets close to saving Dyluck, something happens that takes him away from her again. [[When the gang finds them in the Mana Fortress, Dyluck breaks free of his influence just long enough to share a final goodbye with Primm and kill himself to foil Thanatos's GrandTheftMe plan once and for all. ''[[ShaggyDogStory Ouch.]]'']]
21st Jan '16 11:27:31 AM 32_Footsteps
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* BoobyTrap: There's a chance that chests dropped by enemies are trapped, potentially causing damage or status ailments (or just being a ChestMonster). The Sylphid spell Analyzer can defuse them.


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* ChestMonster: Treasure chests that are dropped can be trapped, and this is one of the potential traps.
17th Jan '16 7:34:01 AM Xylia
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* SequenceBreaking: The King of Matango tells you that your next destination is the Fire Palace in the desert. Upon arriving there, you discover [[spoiler:that not only is the Palace impossible to traverse without Salamando, but also that the Fire Seed was stolen]]. Therefore, you're forced to go to the Ice Country to recover both. However, ''nothing stops you from going to Ice Country before the Desert in the first place (and completing both objectives in the process), skipping the whole conundrum altogether''. It even doubles as a PeninsulaOfPowerLeveling as Todo Village sells superior armor to the stuff sold in the Desert Town, ''and'' the monsters in Ice Country were meant to be fought quite a bit later than those in the desert before the Fire Palace.
14th Jan '16 6:53:09 PM nombretomado
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''Secret of Mana'' was intended to launch on the SNES [[UsefulNotes/{{SNESCDROM}} CD add-on]], but when that fell through, {{Square|Enix}}soft was left with a contractual obligation to make the game, but on the much smaller space of a cartridge instead of the CD-ROM they'd expected. They spent several months stripping the game down: removing large sections of the game-world, shortening the script, adjusting the game's plot, re-writing or removing a great deal of dialogue, and using compressed instruments and recomposing the music in an SPC format for the SNES. While this did have the side-effect of pushing the limit of the SNES's capabilities to the limit (making it much more [[SceneryPorn aesthetically stunning]] than almost any other 16-bit game of the time), it proved murderous on the text and left some obvious gaps in the plotline. In spite of that, it received incredible critical acclaim at the time of its release and the original is still considered one of the strongest games of the 16-bit era. This legacy led to an updated [[IOSGames iOS]] release in 2010, ported to Android in 2014.

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''Secret of Mana'' was intended to launch on the SNES [[UsefulNotes/{{SNESCDROM}} CD add-on]], but when that fell through, {{Square|Enix}}soft Creator/{{Square|Enix}}soft was left with a contractual obligation to make the game, but on the much smaller space of a cartridge instead of the CD-ROM they'd expected. They spent several months stripping the game down: removing large sections of the game-world, shortening the script, adjusting the game's plot, re-writing or removing a great deal of dialogue, and using compressed instruments and recomposing the music in an SPC format for the SNES. While this did have the side-effect of pushing the limit of the SNES's capabilities to the limit (making it much more [[SceneryPorn aesthetically stunning]] than almost any other 16-bit game of the time), it proved murderous on the text and left some obvious gaps in the plotline. In spite of that, it received incredible critical acclaim at the time of its release and the original is still considered one of the strongest games of the 16-bit era. This legacy led to an updated [[IOSGames iOS]] release in 2010, ported to Android in 2014.
9th Jan '16 9:18:22 PM LadyYuki
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** Averted at all other times; when the script calls for a character to attack someone (such as, say, Primm attacking a Thanatos-possessed [[spoiler:Dyluck]] late in the game), they will do so using whatever weapon you have them equipped with.

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** Averted at all other times; when the script calls for a character to attack someone (such as, say, Primm attacking a [[spoiler:a Thanatos-possessed [[spoiler:Dyluck]] Dyluck]] late in the game), they will do so using whatever weapon you have them equipped with.


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* NoOntologicalInertia: [[spoiler: The seal that Thanatos put on Dryad's Mana magic is undone when his true form, Dark Lich, is defeated.]]
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