Super Nintendo Classic Secret of Mana is Headed to Android

July 3, 2014 - Written By Tom Dawson


If you’re of a certain age, or just a big gamer – or both – then you’ll no doubt have fond memories of the Super Nintendo classic Secret of Mana. As RPGs of the 90s go, it was one of the more accessible RPGs from the Far East and was just a hell of a lot of fun to play. The Mana series of games pretty much started with Secret of Mana here in the West, which was known in Japan as Seiken Densetsu 2. Regardless, gamers of the era didn’t care about its origins and retro gamers still don’t, it’s a great game and one that hopefully, we’ll be able to play on Android.

Talking to Dengeki Online, Rise of Mana producer, Masaru Oyamada, revealed that before the release of Seiken Densetsu 5, he’d like gamers to get a chance to play previous games in the serious, including Secret of Mana. It certainly makes a lot of sense as he’s looking to release the next game in the series – the first one since 2007 – as younger gamers might not have had a chance to play previous games in the series. For us Western gamers though, it’s a sign that we might be able to play this classic once again.

Square Enix has taken mobile gaming a little more seriously than other big publishing houses, and while games are often fairly pricey – compared to other titles – and they take a long time to come from iOS. Thanks to the recent attention they’re paying Android though, we can enjoy classics like Chrono Trigger – a game I remember playing at my Dad’s office via an emulator – and many of the Final Fantasy games. While there’s no concrete date on when the game will hit Android, we’re sure Square Enix won’t miss an opportunity to get a popular game like this out there. Is Secret of Mana a game you’d like to see hit Android, hit us up in the comments below!