Seiken Densetsu

Seiken Densetsu

Final Fantasy Adventure, known as Mystic Quest in Europe and as Seiken Densetsu: Final Fantasy Gaiden (聖剣伝説 ~ファイナルファンタジー外伝~?, lit. "Holy Sword Legend: Final Fantasy Supplementary Story") in Japan, is a Final Fantasy spinoff and the first game in the Mana series. Published by Square in 1991 on the original Game Boy, it later saw a North American re-release by Sunsoft in April 1998. Its gameplay is roughly similar to that of the original The Legend of Zelda game, but with the addition of role-playing video game statistical elements. Along with Final Fantasy Mystic Quest, Final Fantasy Adventure was the first Final Fantasy game to be released in Europe. A remake, Sword of Mana, was released in 2003.

The story follows the hero and the young heroine as they attempt to thwart the Dark Lord of Glaive (Shadow Knight in the Japanese version) and his sorcerer assistant, Julius, from destroying the Tree of Mana and dooming their world. The game was released with many familiar elements of the Final Fantasy series, such as Chocobos, but these were later changed to feature common enemies and the gameplay style of the Mana series.

The game was met with generally positive reviews, noting its strong story, but faulting its shaky dialogue, possibly due to the English translation. It's reputation has held strong over time, and is thought to be one of the best action adventure games on the Game Boy. The game also spawned an entirely new game series, called the Mana (series), which became one of the most famous video game RPG franchises.

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... Square trademarked Seiken Densetsu in 1989, intending to use it for a game project subtitled The Emergence of Excalibur, and led by Kazuhiko Aoki for the Famicom Disk System ... In 1991, Square reused the Seiken Densetsu trademark for an unrelated Game Boy action role-playing game directed by Koichi Ishii ... Originally developed under the title Gemma Knights, the game was renamed Seiken Densetsu Final Fantasy Gaiden (published in North America as Final Fantasy Adventure and in Europe as Mystic Quest) ...
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