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 Further into intro it's getting better
Children of Mana Nintendo DS Choose your character
Children of Mana Nintendo DS Intro - strange quality
Children of Mana Nintendo DS Now read the story

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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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

Cubed3 Jan 15, 2007 9 out of 10 90
GamePro (US) Oct 30, 2006 4 out of 5 80 Dec 20, 2006 8 out of 10 80
Game Informer Magazine Nov, 2006 7.75 out of 10 78 Feb 10, 2007 71 out of 100 71
Gameplay RPG Jan, 2007 7 out of 10 70
IGN UK Jan 10, 2007 6.8 out of 10 68
Games Master Mar, 2007 65 out of 100 65 Feb 20, 2007 6 out of 10 60
Gamezine Jan 27, 2007 12 out of 20 60


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