The Mana series, known in Japan as Seiken Densetsu (聖剣伝説?, lit. "Legend of the Sacred Sword"), is a medieval-fantasy action role-playing game series from Square Enix, created by Koichi Ishii. The series began as a handheld side story to Square's flagship franchise Final Fantasy, though most Final Fantasy-inspired elements were subsequently dropped, starting with the second installment, Secret of Mana. It has since grown to include games of various genres within the fictional world of Mana, with recurring stories involving a world tree, its associated holy sword, and the fight against forces that would steal their power. Several character designs, creatures, and musical themes reappear frequently.

In 2003, the series comprised five games; since 2006, it has experienced a revival through the World of Mana campaign, with four new games released in the span of one year. As of 2008, the Mana series comprises eight console games and two mobile games, in addition to four manga and one novelization. The Mana series reception has been very uneven, with Secret of Mana earning wide acclaim, such as being rated 78th in IGN's yearly "Top 100 Games of All Time", and being highly praised for its musical score, while the games from the World of Mana series have been rated considerably lower. As of March 2011, Mana series titles have sold over 6 million units.

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Dawn Of Mana - Gameplay - Other Features
... The recurring air transport of the series, Flammie is this time not obtained, per se, as there is no world map however, Flammie is present in the game as the Guardian of Illusia, the ... Keldric obtains Flammie's help after a certain chapter in the game ... Since there is no world map, Flammie's use is drastically reduced, however, his presence in the game is notable ...
Secret Of Mana - Gameplay
... Later, the party is given access to Flammie, a miniature dragon which is controlled by the player and able to fly freely across the world, represented by an overworld map ... giving the illusion that the ground beneath Flammie is rendered in three dimensions ... While riding Flammie, the player may access either the "rotated map", which presents the world as a globe, or the "world map," a two-dimensional view of the overworld ...
Mana Series - Common Elements
... Flammie, sometimes spelled Flammy, is the name of a fictional species of flying dragons, as well as the proper name of some its members, featured in several games of the series ... A Flammie's appearance is a mixture of draconian, mammalian, and reptilian features, and its coloring has varied throughout the series ... Flammies typically serve as a means of transportation in the game by allowing a player's characters to ride on a Flammie's back to different locations in the game's ...
Flammie - Reception
... Many of the World of Mana titles have not been as critically successful as the original five games in the series, and though the franchise has been praised for their attempts at trying new ways of experiencing the games' fictional world, there have been various gameplay design flaws that have hindered the later games. 1UP.com commented that despite the game's excellent presentation and storytelling, Dawn of Mana did not match the level of gameplay of the early Mana games ...