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Sword of Mana

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This article is about the Game Boy Advance game. For the weapon of the same name, see Sword of Mana (weapon).
Sword of Mana
Sword of Mana box art.jpg
Developer Square Enix
Brownie Brown
Publisher Square Enix (Japan)
Nintendo (other regions)
Platforms Game Boy Advance
Release date Japan August 29, 2003
USA December 1, 2003
Europe March 18, 2004
Australia 2004
Genre Action-adventure, role-playing game
ESRB:ESRB E.svg - Everyone
PEGI:PEGI 7.svg - Seven years and older
Mode(s) Single player
Media Cartridge

Sword of Mana is a Game Boy Advance game that is an enhanced remake of Final Fantasy Adventure. It was co-developed by Square Enix and Brownie Brown and published by Square Enix in Japan and Nintendo in other regions. Sword of Mana was released in Japan and North America in 2003 and in Europe and Australia in 2004.

Although Sword of Mana is a remake, it received a few major changes. The game's primary difference is that it removes all connections to the Final Fantasy franchise, such as Chocobo, in favor of recurring elements from the Mana series, a lot of which debuted in Secret of Mana. Another big difference is that the player can choose to have either the Hero or Heroine as their primary character, with each one having their own parallel story.

In 2006, when Final Fantasy Adventure was remade for certain Japanese mobile phones, its graphics were on par with that of Sword of Mana's, although the changes introduced in Sword of Mana were not retained. Final Fantasy Adventure's 3D remake, Adventures of Mana, does not retain the changes from Sword of Mana either, except for the Ring Command mechanic.


Title screen

Long, long ago, there was a goddess. She cherished all life and transformed herself into a Mana Tree to watch over the world. Thus the legend began. As time passed, memory of the goddess faded from people's hearts… One day, a man crept into the sanctuary where the Mana Tree slumbered. With the power of Mana, he built a great civilization. But this marked the dawn of a terrible age of darkness… The man forced the world to kneel to his will. His name was Vandole. When souls were trapped in the darkness of despair, a glimmer of hope shone in the hearts of a few brave youths. The fighting was fierce, but they would not give up. One wielded a holy blade that gleamed as brightly as the hopes in their hearts. Powerless before this light, the darkness was vanquished. The power of Mana was reclaimed from human hands and restored to its rightful place. But now… The people have forgotten the goddess once again…



For this subject's image gallery, see Gallery:Sword of Mana.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 新約 聖剣伝説
Shin'yaku: Seiken Densetsu
The New Testament: Legend of the Sacred Sword
Spanish Sword of Mana Same as English.
French Sword of Mana Same as English.
German Sword of Mana Same as English.
Italian Sword of Mana Same as English.


“In the battle between the three Gemmas and Vandole, everyone knew Vandole had the upper hand. But during the battle, a young girl cut in. It was the woman who Vandole and Bogard loved. For a brief moment, Vandole let his guard down, and in that moment, the Gemma pounced... The fighters made a vow to the young girl that day which they keep faithfully. What kind of vow... ? I am sworn to secrecy.”
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