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Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
AI The quality of the game's intelligence, usually for the behavior of opponents. 4.1
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work and the game plays. 4.2
Graphics The visual quality of the game 4.4
Personal Slant A personal rating of the game, regardless of other attributes 4.3
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.4
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they are executed. This rating is used for every game except compilations and special editions which don't have unique game content not available in a standalone game or DLC. 4.5
Overall User Score (11 votes) 4.3

Critic Reviews

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Mag'64 (Jan 25, 2010)
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.
Retro Gamer (Mar 26, 2009)
If you're a fan of NIntendo's Zelda series then The Secret Of Mana will be right up your street. Sensational looking and with a gob-smackingly good soundtrack, it remains a joy to play through - even if the AI of your team mates now feels a little ropey. A treasured classic, no mistake.
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...
Cubed3 (Dec 26, 2008)
Squaresoft proved yet again that it is indeed one of the world’s master RPG makers. Sadly by the time the European release rolled around, anyone that had been interested in it had already imported from the US. Thankfully the game now has another chance to shine via the Virtual Console. Following the releases of Sword of Mana on GBA, plus spin-offs Children of Mana and Heroes of Mana on DS, be sure to go back to the series’ roots and find out why many still deem Secret of Mana one of the best RPGs in history…
90 (UK) (Jan 18, 2009)
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.
Nintendo Life (Oct 14, 2008)
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.
IGN (Oct 13, 2008)
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 (Jun 24, 2009)
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.
RPGFan (Jan 12, 2009)
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.