(Super Nintendo)

Seiken Densetsu 3 (Super Nintendo)

Game Profile

Draw the Sword of Mana from the foot of the Mana Tree before it's too late!

Take control of three different characters and embark on a journey across the globe in an effort to put a stop to the vain attempts to collect the 8 Mana Stones and resurrect the ancient God Beasts sealed inside of them.

Your journey will take you to many foreign lands, each with their own unique set of enemies to defeat and quests to complete. Along the way you'll meet up with a wide assortment of characters, some on the very same journey as you. Using their help, along with your own band of adventurers, you must face the ultimate tests and complete your objective before the evil ones seeking to rule the world can complete their vision.

Game Features:

  • Six unique characters to choose from, each with their own back story
  • A huge assortment of weapons, armor, and specialty items to make use of
  • A lengthy 40+ hour quest, with the innovative Triangle Story system
  • Real-time action combat puts you in the fight
  • Screen-filling boss fights guaranteed to challenge even seasoned players

Can you stop those who would attempt to resurrect the ancient God Beasts before it's too late?

Game Review

Review

USA USA Version

Posted by Corbie Dillard

An action-rpg for the ages!

When it came time to create a follow up to their fairly successful action-rpg Secret of Mana, Squaresoft decided to try something a little different. While they were already developing the direct sequel Seiken Densetsu 3 in Japan, they created a US...

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User Comments (12)

CorbsAdmin

#1

Corbs said:

I'll have the review up this weekend. I'm playing it as we speak, err as I speak. :D

Bass_X0

#3

Bass_X0 said:

I got bored by the time I reached those eight bosses (like the dragon and the pumpkin in the above screenshots). Even with infinite energy cheats, they still took a hell of a long time to beat. I would not like to fight against them normally. I also couldn't be bothered putting in the effort to raise the classes so I cheated there too. Still a great game though. I loved playing it a lot.

CorbsAdmin

#4

Corbs said:

I didn't even know you could cheat. I've beaten all three story angles before, but you're right, the boss fights, especially those at the end of the game, are extremely drawn out and require some serious sit down time to beat. I bet I spent 40 minutes on the dragon alone.

WanderFan91

#5

WanderFan91 said:

Ah, the highly regarded third iteration of the Seiken Densetsu series (otherwise known as Secret of Mana 2 to the gaming public).
Can't wait to read the review.
From the images I've seen, it looks like the most (non-prerendered) visually impressive SFC/SNES game I've seen.

Bass_X0

#6

Bass_X0 said:

I played a fan translated ROM. I played without cheat codes as long as I could until I got bored (but did rely on save states through out).

CorbsAdmin

#7

Corbs said:

I have the translated ROM on a Seiken Densetsu 3 cart that I play on the SNES, so I couldn't cheat either way I guess. It was tough, but well worth it in the end. :)

WanderFan91

#8

WanderFan91 said:

Wow, this game has time-consuming bosses? :O ................. Cool. :)
It visually looks more impressive than Chrono Trigger (and that game has fantastic visuals).

Marvelousmoo

#9

Marvelousmoo said:

The visual effect is a little bit more impressive, but it does not sport amazing 3D effects like Chrono Trigger does. The credits on that game were beautiful.

WanderFan91

#10

WanderFan91 said:

I soooo agree with you, Marvelousmoo. :) The first time I saw that ending (well, the first and second of the thirteen/fifteen endings, anyway), man was I impressed (and the ending song "To Faraway Times" is the best ending song ever composed, imo). Kudos, Square. :)

Kurachi

#12

Kurachi said:

i played a ROM too, but i rather experience it on the VC :p
classic controller will make me feel the game as it would've done if i had bought it on snes (in english of course)

ROM's dont satisfy me, since i play many VC games, mostly rpg's and like to do the same with this game

if they could make any cheap deal with some translator(s), they could put it on the VC, but i think that may take a while

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