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Description

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.

Screenshots

Sword of Mana Game Boy Advance A look at the spirits you can control...
Sword of Mana Game Boy Advance Now to make our escape...
Sword of Mana Game Boy Advance Title screen (Japanese version)
Sword of Mana Game Boy Advance Oops... We were caught... Should we work for the bad guy?

Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

Jeuxvideo.com Mar 17, 2004 18 out of 20 90
Worth Playing Feb 06, 2004 8.4 out of 10 84
GamePro (US) Dec 01, 2003 4 out of 5 80
Game Informer Magazine Jan, 2004 7.75 out of 10 78
Retrogaming History Sep 09, 2010 7.5 out of 10 75
64 Power / big.N / N Games Mar, 2004 73 out of 100 73
RPG Site Jun 25, 2006 7 out of 10 70
GameCola.net Feb, 2004 7 out of 10 70
Diehard GameFan Jan 01, 2004 6 out of 10 60
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Jul 07, 2005 4.5 out of 10 45

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Trivia

Multiplayer

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 (10733) added Sword of Mana (Game Boy Advance) on Dec 01, 2003