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Secret of Mana (iPhone)

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MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.0
MobyScore
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Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.0
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 1.8
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.0
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 2.5
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.7
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.3
Overall MobyScore (4 votes) 3.0


The Press Says

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100
Slide to Play
Whether you're an old fan or a curious newcomer, it's worth saving the Mana Fortress from being hijacked.
100
Gameblog.fr
Véritable madeleine de Proust du jeu vidéo, Secret of Mana est un incontournable absolu de la ludothèque iOS. Pourquoi ? Tout simplement car tout ce qui en faisait son charme en 1994 est ici respecté, voire bonifié. La réalisation graphique enchanteresse a été sensiblement rehaussée, tandis que la traduction française intégralement réécrite est une franche réussite. Alors oui le Multi a disparu et le tactile pourra en chagriner certains, mais une fois le coup pris, l'ensemble fonctionne à merveille. L'aventure est haletante, rythmée, un chouïa plus corsée que l'originale d'ailleurs. Et puis il y a ces musiques intemporelles de Hiroki Kikuta. Du bonheur nostalgique, mais toujours aussi efficace pour un Action-RPG au moins aussi emblématique qu'un bon Zelda.
91
RPGFan
Despite one noteworthy omission, Secret of Mana is slightly improved, portable, and is just about retro action RPG perfection.
80
Vandal Online
En definitiva, Secret of Mana es un videojuego de rol de la vieja escuela, con una puesta en escena sobresaliente y una traducción al castellano que le viene como anillo al dedo. Lamentablemente el control es uno de los aspectos que menos se han trabajado para esta revisión, y más de uno decidirá desempolvar su vieja Super Nintendo para recordar cómo la obra original. Sin embargo, dejando a un lado este importante detalle -y la decisión de no incluir el modo multijugador-, estamos delante de uno de los mejores títulos de rol lanzados en la AppStore hasta la fecha, y, sin duda, uno de los mejores juegos de rol que ha visto el mercado de los videojuegos.
80
App Spy
Secret of Mana for iDevices may not be the full-remake that some fans might have expected (especially when it lacks the co-op), but it's still an incredible classic RPG that genre fans should add to their collection.
75
IGN
Secret of Mana is a genuine classic in every sense of the word. Square’s SNES epic is still a hell of a play. There are some issues with this iPhone port like occasionally futzy controls and the loss of multiplayer (come on – use Game Center), but fans that haven’t picked up a version of it elsewhere will still get quite a bit of mileage out of Secret of Mana on iOS.
70
Pocket Gamer UK
Like a game of telephone, Secret of Mana has passed from one platform to another and lost something along the way. In relaying the superb gameplay of this action role-playing saga, Square Enix has wisely left the core mechanics intact - no changes to combat, character customisation, or story. The reception is less than stellar when it comes to the virtual controls and the decision to cut multiplayer. Despite these shortfalls, the game is still enjoyable and still recommended, even if it hasn't been remastered in an ideal fashion.
60
Thunderbolt Games
While it can’t be quantified, there’s a certain level of old-school bliss associated with Secret of Mana that most newcomers probably won’t care for. The destination to advance the plot is often obscure and can be easily forgotten. Even the much-improved graphics show their age but remain pleasant to this day. After all, it’s glorious the Mode 7 graphics we’re talking about. The iPhone port is far from perfect, but it’s Secret of Mana. You can do much worse.