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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 World map
Children of Mana Nintendo DS Still intro
Children of Mana Nintendo DS Title screen
Children of Mana Nintendo DS The beginning of the game

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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The Press Says

NintendoWorldReport Nov 06, 2006 8 out of 10 80
GamePro (US) Oct 30, 2006 4 out of 5 80
Cubed3 May 20, 2006 8 out of 10 80
IGN Oct 31, 2006 8 out of 10 80
RPGFan Dec 28, 2006 75 out of 100 75 Feb 10, 2007 71 out of 100 71
Games Master Mar, 2007 65 out of 100 65
Gamezine Jan 27, 2007 12 out of 20 60
GameSpy Nov 01, 2006 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
Legendra Jun 22, 2008 3 out of 10 30


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Keeper Garrett (963) added Children of Mana (Nintendo DS) on Mar 12, 2006