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Legend of Mana's Nintendo Connections

by Neal Ronaghan - June 24, 2021, 3:48 pm EDT
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A classic PlayStation RPG is now out on Switch, and it has some intriguing ties to The Legend of Zelda, Mario, EarthBound, and more.

While the Mana series started off on Nintendo platforms, beginning life on the Game Boy and Super Nintendo, it had a Sony phase starting in the late ‘90s with 1999’s Legend of Mana. Now, 22 years later, Legend of Mana is actually out on Nintendo systems, coming to the Switch in a gorgeous remastered form. We have a full written review up for you to check out. There’s more detail there, but if you want the cliff notes: it’s a very unique and interesting game with gorgeous art and a god-tier soundtrack. The plot structure is weird and maybe the combat’s just okay, but I highly recommend Legend of Mana. It’s great.

Despite originally being a PlayStation game, Legend of Mana has novel connections to Nintendo. Check out the video below for details on how it's director Koichi Ishii, writer Nobuyuki Inoue, and composer Yoko Shimomura all tie back into Nintendo's past and present in interesting ways.

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