Seiken Densetsu / Mana series
The Seiken Densetsu Series of Games originally began in 1987, but after Square was almost in financial ruin, they cancelled the project and encouraged people that placed advanced orders for the game to buy Final Fantasy
. Once Square had a better reputation as a game developer, they restarted the project. Koichi Ishii
has been the lead game designer and/or producer of every game in the Seiken Densetsu series. He has also supervised the new games that have the Seiken Densetsu trademark.
This game is based around the concept of mana, the lifeforce that resides in all living things. Many elements in the games—Mana Trees, the Sword of Mana, the Mana Fortress—incorporate mana as a defining characteristic. Plots of the games often revolve around the world being in danger because mana is being abused in some way.
The series mascot is the rabite, a small rabbit-like creature with a cottontail and jumps around the board attacking the hero's party. Another mascot is Flammie, a Mana Dragon used to fly the party to remote areas. Watts the blacksmith has been in every game in the series.
|Final Fantasy Adventure||1991||Game Boy||Square Soft, Inc.||3.71|
|Secret of Mana||1993||iPhone, SNES, Wii||Square Soft, Inc.||3.96|
|Seiken Densetsu 3||1995||SNES||Square Co., Ltd.||3.89|
|Legend of Mana||1999||PlayStation, PlayStation 3, PSP, PS Vita||Sony Computer Entertainment America, Inc.||3.90|
|Seiken Densetsu: Legend of Mana (Square Millennium Collection)||2000||PlayStation||Square Co., Ltd.||...|
|Sword of Mana||2003||Game Boy Advance||Nintendo of America Inc.||3.70|
|Children of Mana||2006||Nintendo DS||Nintendo of America Inc.||3.51|
|Dawn of Mana||2006||PlayStation 2||Square Enix, Inc.||3.00|
|Heroes of Mana||2007||Nintendo DS||Square Enix, Inc.||2.92|