Children of Mana (Nintendo DS)

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Some years before the action begins, a great catastrophe began at the base of the Mana Tree. This gives the main characters, Ferrik, Tamber, Poppen and Wanderer, who's parents were killed in the disaster, reason to find out what happened. The game takes place on the Island of Illusia, at the center of which lies the Mana Tree.

The game is a real time Action/RPG very similar to the style of Secret of Mana. New features include dual weapon systems, so characters can use one long range and one melee weapon at a time.

Although there is much more that can be done with each weapon, there are only four in the game, as opposed to twice as many in previous titles.

The game supports Wireless LAN for 4 players.


Children of Mana Nintendo DS Pretty characters
Children of Mana Nintendo DS Another NPC - gnome
Children of Mana Nintendo DS The end of intro
Children of Mana Nintendo DS New location - mana tower

Alternate Titles

  • "聖剣伝説DS チルドレン オブ マナ" -- Japanese spelling
  • "圣剑传说DS:玛纳之子" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Seiken Densetsu DS: Children of Mana" -- Japanese title

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User Reviews

Dungeon Crawl of Mana Joshua J. Slone (4621) 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars
Disappointing Casualty (725) 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars

Critic Reviews

Game Informer Magazine Nov, 2006 7.75 out of 10 78
RPGFan Dec 28, 2006 75 out of 100 75
Gameplay RPG Jan, 2007 7 out of 10 70 Jan 16, 2007 14 out of 20 70
Lawrence Nov 21, 2006 6.8 out of 10 68
Deeko Nov 01, 2006 6 out of 10 60
UOL Jogos Nov 17, 2006 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
GameSpot Nov 13, 2006 5.8 out of 10 58 Nov 22, 2006 5 out of 10 50
GameSpy Nov 01, 2006 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50


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Keeper Garrett (961) added Children of Mana (Nintendo DS) on Mar 12, 2006