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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 Fighting
Children of Mana Nintendo DS Title screen
Children of Mana Nintendo DS Choose your companion
Children of Mana Nintendo DS Gems - they are quite important in this 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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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

N-Zone Feb 26, 2007 86 out of 100 86
Bravo Screenfun Jan 24, 2007 B+ 83
GamePro (US) Oct 30, 2006 4 out of 5 80
Cubed3 May 20, 2006 8 out of 10 80 Feb 10, 2007 71 out of 100 71 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 (GAF) Nov 25, 2006 6 out of 10 60
GameLemon Mar 28, 2007 4.6 out of 10 46


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