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Sword of Mana tells the tale of two unlikely companions, a former prisoner out for revenge and the last known girl from the Mana tribe. The two come together, despite their differences, for one very important reason: they are the only ones that can save the Mana tree.

Like in other games in the series, the player can take control of both characters (or join with another player in co-op) and participate in action-oriented battles using spells, weapons and different kinds of items.


Sword of Mana Game Boy Advance A look at the spirits you can control...
Sword of Mana Game Boy Advance The houses really look cool now compared to older RPGs of this sort
Sword of Mana Game Boy Advance Welcome to Sword of Mana
Sword of Mana Game Boy Advance You start the game as a slave who performs in gladiator tournaments...

Promo Images

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Sword of Mana Concept Art

Alternate Titles

  • "新約 聖剣伝説" -- Japanese Spelling
  • "Shinyaku Seiken Densetsu" -- Japanese title

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User Reviews

Remake or not remake ? Bregalad (938) 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars

Critic Reviews

Gamezine Sep 14, 2003 17 out of 20 85
Worth Playing Feb 06, 2004 8.4 out of 10 84
GamePro (US) Dec 01, 2003 4 out of 5 80
Retrogaming History Sep 09, 2010 7.5 out of 10 75
64 Power / big.N / N Games Mar, 2004 73 out of 100 73
GameSpot Dec 04, 2003 7.1 out of 10 71
RPGFan Aug 25, 2004 70 out of 100 70
Cyber Gaming Network (CGN) Dec 10, 2003 3.5 out of 5 70
UOL Jogos Dec 31, 2003 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Super Play (Sweden) Mar, 2004 4 out of 10 40


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Despite the game's package stating something about multiplayer, two players do not battle an enemy simultaneously on screen. When you need help, if you have the Game Boy Advances linked, you can press a button and the second player will drop down onto the enemy then drop off screen. Rumor has it that trying to get the players to battle an enemy together proved not to be working on the GBA so it was, more or less, dropped.

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Kartanym (10705) added Sword of Mana (Game Boy Advance) on Dec 01, 2003