Square Enix has now put the iOS version of Secret of Mana on sale for $3.99. Regularly $8, this is matching the lowest price we have tracked directly on the App Store. One of my personal favorite RPGs of all-time, this iPhone port has received positive reviews and supports MFi controllers. We highly suggest a physical gamepad for this one to really get the most out of its action-RPG systems.
Initially released in Japan in 1993, Secret of Mana took the world by storm with its innovative real-time battle system and gorgeously rendered world. It continues to stand out among other action RPGs for its seamless gameplay that anyone from beginner to veteran can enjoy.
One of the most memorable elements of the Mana series is the Ring Command menu system. With the single press of a button, a ring-shaped menu appears on the screen, where players can use items, change weapons, and do a variety of other actions without needing to switch screens. This Ring Command menu system for which the Mana series is so well known was first introduced in Secret of Mana and has since appeared in most games in the series.
Play as Randi and his two companions, Primm and Popoi, as they adventure all around the world. At the center of our epic story is the mystical power of Mana. Battle the empire in its quest for control of Mana. Befriend the eight elementals who wield the forces of nature itself. Numerous encounters await at every turn.
iPhone: Secret of Mana: $4 (Reg. $8)
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