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Secret of Mana (Wii)

89
MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.6
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

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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.) 3.4
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.8
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.8
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.8
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.8
Overall MobyScore (5 votes) 3.6


The Press Says

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92
Mag'64
Der "Secret of Mana" ist auch heute noch eine echte Erfahrung. Jeder, der zu Zeiten des Original-Release nicht in seinen Genuss gekommen ist, sollte dies nun schleunigst auf der Virtual Console nachholen. Hier finden nicht nur eingefleischte RPG-Fans alles, was das Herz begehrt: eine packende Story, große erzählerische Momente, stimmige Musik und einen witzigen Multiplayer. Diese Zutaten lassen jedes Spielerherz höher schlagen. Die 800 Punkte kann man definitiv nicht falsch anlegen.
92
Official Nintendo Magazine
With great action, solid RPG elements and a fantastic audio-visual package there won't be too many gamers who won't fall head over heels in love with Secret Of Mana. It never gets more complicated than pressing a few buttons at the right time, but somehow it manages to provide a deeply rewarding experience for those willing to put the time in. And when you can experience one of the SNES' golden greats for only 800 Wii Points, there's really nothing to complain about. In fact, with games like this turning up on the Wii Shop Channel, you have to wonder whether you really need to go to the shops at all...
90
Eurogamer.net (UK)
It's been a while since the Virtual Console was blessed with an RPG, and even longer since it offered one as essential as this. There's no better way to spend 800 Points right now.
90
Nintendo Life
A stunningly original and action-packed role-playing title for the ages and a game that's become one of the most beloved action rpgs ever created.
90
IGN
As with other well-regarded classic games that have come to the Virtual Console, it would be easy to continue to sing Secret of Mana's praises for many more pages -- there are many more reasons it's been named to the Top 100 Games of All Time, so many times, over the years. But the important point to make is that Secret of Mana is well worth your notice, and your investment of 800 Wii Points. For just eight bucks, you can rediscover (or experience for the first time) one of Squaresoft's most loved 16-bit SNES classics. And, better still, you can play it in an improved form -- it's easier to experience the incredible multiplayer capability of this game through its VC version than it ever was on the SNES. So grab two friends, put down your cash, and enjoy. You'll love finding out just what Mana's secret really is.
85
Jeuxvideo.com
D’un point de vue artistique, Secret Of Mana est pratiquement parfait. L’environnement visuel est tellement en adéquation avec l’environnement sonore qu’on a parfois l’impression qu’ils ne font qu’un. Pas une seule faute de goût. Dommage que quelques détails éloignent Secret Of Mana de la perfection qui lui semblait destinée. Toutefois, et surtout si vous n’en avez jamais eu l’occasion, procurez-le vous. Vous ne pourrez en aucun cas être déçu par ce magnifique voyage.
84
RPGFan
If you're up for a good romp through one of the true SNES classics, definitely check out Secret of Mana. Just don't be surprised when it fails to live up to the memories you have of it from an earlier, simpler time.