Secret Of Mana Oddities

Secret of Mana was originally designed to play on the Nintendo Playstation (the abandoned CD add-on for the SNES) but when Nintendo and Sony parted ways, Square was left holding the bag.

Rather than cancel the project, they took a hatchet to the game until it was small enough to fit on a SNES cartidge.

Because of this, there are some loose ends that stayed in the game that might have been explored if the CD version had been completed.

Things like Mars faces and structures on the world map that you can see from the air but can’t walk into on the map.

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And then there are just weird things, like nods to Final Fantasy, Santa Claus, Jean-Luc Picard, and even some pixelated nudity.

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