Each hero provides a unique gameplay experience. You’ll want to try them
Ferrik A youth who lost his family in the cataclysm.
Stout-hearted and generally dependable, but with a brash and reckless
Tamber An experienced dancer and acrobat, Tamber lost her family
in the cataclysm. She has not lost her strong sense of duty, though.
Good all-around capabilities, but slightly better at magic than physical
Poppen Fearless despite having to grow up on his own, this
diminutive mage regards Ferrik and Tamber as his true brother and
sister. Strong magic skills, but can be quite vulnerable in close
Wanderer A cheerful member of the niccolo folk, Wanderer has
taken a special liking to Illusia. A big and big-hearted soul, he excels
at physical combat, but struggles with magic.
A greatly admired tradition of the Mana series, these powerful allies
unleash fearsome magic upon your foes and bestow helpful magic on you.
Great partners, they’re always ready with a friendly piece of advice,
too. Experiment to see which one you prefer.
The sword, hammer, flail and bow are used in physical attacks. You can
assign two to your A and X buttons. When powered up (press and hold the
weapon’s button), they perform unusual feats. For example, the flail can
grab items seemingly out of reach on the far side of hazardous spikes,
while the bow plays music that lulls nearby enemies!
You’ll find magical gems during your adventures. A gem’s color indicates
how it helps you. For example, red gems enhance your physical attacks,
orange gems affect things you acquire in battle, and blue gems typically
upgrade your elemental spirit’s capabilities. Gems, which vary in size,
are only effective if placed in the limited real estate of your gem
frame. Choose carefully!
Drop by the by the Bilbo Bros.’ shop in Mana Village to fuse gems. You
can get some very powerful combinations!
Social Networking in Dungeons
Tough dungeon getting you down? Then invite friends along on your
search-and-rescue-the-Mana-Tree expedition. Perhaps the greatest
innovation of this installment of the Mana series is allowing as many as
four players to advance the story and solve quests together while
maintaining the feel of an action RPG. Players' actions affect each
other in a gameplay experience that brings an exciting new energy to the
In the center of the world, the legendary Mana Trees, sheltering all
beneath its mighty, speading limbs. But now, something sinister has
happened. Having grown too strong, the Mana Tree's tremendous power
surges across the world, corrupting all that it touches. It is up to
four bold heroes to undertake a daring journey through scorching deserts
and icy wastes to drive the forces of malice from the world!
Square Enix’s classic series looks absolutely beautiful on the DS. Dual
screens means maps and key info are always available at a glance at the
bottom screen. And thanks to wireless local play, as many as four
friends can team up for an exciting adventure!
Never a company to rest on its laurels, Square Enix takes one of
gaming’s most beloved franchises to a new level. A sinuous storyline,
radiant art, brilliant use of dual screens, the engrossing gem system
and the multiplayer free-for-alls propel the Mana series’ eagerly
awaited DS debut into instant-classic territory.