A Super Nintendo emulator is needed to play Secret of Mana. You can download one from my emulators page. If you need assistance with any of the emulators offered on my site, check out my emulation help subsite: Video Game Emulation for Newbies.
The original version of Secret of Mana that we all know and love. Due to the release of Collection of Mana, I can't host Secret of Mana's ROM here. Rather, the button below directs you to SNES collections at Internet Archive. Click here if you need directions with that. If Internet Archive doesn't work out for you, I have more options in my links.
A variety of hacks have been made to give Secret of Mana a better, more accurate experience! ROM hackers release their works as patches. To experience their hacks, you must apply their patch to the original game. If you need help with patching, I have instructions in my patching guide.
Secret of Mana: Reborn is the first release of the Secret of Mana Script Augmentation Project. It is the first comprehensive script remaster of the original game text since its release in 1993. This patch features:
See the included Localization Commentary document (PDF) for in-depth notes on translation choices and more.
Secret of Mana Enchanced (a.k.a the VWF Edition) was created by the great FuSoYa. First of all, look at these comparison screenshots. See the difference? Cool huh?! The text has been replaced with a less wide and more legible font, similar to that of Chrono Trigger. Fusoya took advantage of all that extra space by rewriting every line in the game to contain more detail. Now the game has much more life. I don't even bother playing the regular version of Secret of Mana anymore. Trust me, once you go enhanced you won't go back. All my screenshots were captured from this enhanced version.
This Relocalized hack builds upon the Enhanced version. It focused on updating, uncensoring, and “relocalizing” gameplay, graphical, and text (both script and non-script) elements of Secret of Mana. Death Machine (Kettle Kin) gets its chainsaw back. Teleportation circles have their six-pointed stars (it violated Nintendo's religious imagery policy). This hack takes the game’s outdated, awkward, and inaccurate text and script elements and localizes them differently. Just like with FuSoYa’s hack before it, Relocalized holds to the style of beloved 90’s Squaresoft translator, Ted Woolsey. And there's more! Experience Secret of Mana uncensored, the way it was meant to be.
Tired of Secret of Mana being so easy? Try Hard Mode! Enemy and boss stats have been increased. Characters' stats, weapons, and armors are weakened. There are more treasure traps. Shops are more expensive. And more changes! It's hell! There are two versions below for this hack. “Pre-patched (Original)” is pre-patched with the original version of Secret of Mana. “Pre-patched (Enhanced)” is pre-patched with the Enhanced version of Secret of Mana (the VWF Edition).