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    /////// SEIKEN DENSETSU IV: LEGEND OF MANA
    ///////  FAQ VERSION: 0.01
    /////// LAST UPDATED: 7/16/99
    ///////       AUTHOR: Faust
    ///////       E-MAIL: kmfdm@technonet.com
    ///////     HOMEPAGE: http://users.technonet.com/~kmfdm

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                    * TABLE OF CONENTS *        
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            SECTION 1 ............. Introduction
            SECTION 2 ............... Characters
            SECTION 3 .................... Story
            SECTION 4 ........... Basics of Play
            SECTION 5 .......... Getting Started
            SECTION 6 ........ Menu Translations
            SECTION 7 .................. Credits
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                     GAME DATA
                    -----------
             Released(J): 7/15/99
                 Players: 1-2
      Memory Card Blocks: 5+(See Note 1)
                Features: Pocket Station Combatible
                          Analog Compatible
                          Vibration Function Compatible
      +--------------------------------+
      | NOTE 1: Box says "5+" but file |
      |         only takes 2 spaces... |
      +--------------------------------+

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         SECTION 1: INTRODUCTION
   ---'''-----------------------'''---
    Welcome to my Legend of Mana FAQ! I have always been a huge Mana
    series fan, so just had to make a FAQ for this great game. :)
    Anyways, for now I am covering the basics, but am in the process
    of getting a true walkthrough up, so look for that soon.

    Also, please inform me if anything in this FAQ is inaccurate, a
    lot of it is assumptions and guesswork for now until I learn more
    about this game.

      !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      !!! IMPORTANT !!!
      !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      ! In order to play the import of this game on modified PSXs
      ! or if you are using a Convertor, you need to input one of
      ! the following two gameshark codes:
      !
      !       D0050ECA 1040
      !       80050ECA 1000
      !
      !          -or-
      !
      !       D004FDE0 0EE8
      !       8004FDE0 17B0

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         SECTION 2: CHARACTERS
   ---'''---------------------'''---
    THE HERO(Male - Female)
    =======================
     This is you. At the beginning of the game you can
     choose whether or not your character is male or
     female.

     -NPC Characters-
    These are characters that will join your party at
    times throughout your adventure.

    NIKITA
    ======
     A strange fat cat/bunny like creature. Found in
     Domina. More info when my translation of his
     description is done.

    RYULI
    =====
     A fighter found in Domina. More info coming soon.

    SHENSYUKI
    =========
     I *think* she is Ryuli's sister. More info soon.

    DANAI
    =====
     Info coming soon.

    ETHKADY
    =======
     Info coming soon.

    CORONA
    ======
     Info coming soon.

    BADO
    ====
     Info coming soon.

    SHERA
    =====
     Info coming soon.

    LARK
    ====
     Info coming soon.

    ELE
    ===
     Info coming soon.

     -Sub-characters-
    These characters you will meet in your journey.

    SABOTEN
    =======
     A wierd plant hanging out in the Hero's house...

    YUKA-chan
    =========
     I don't have any clue what is up with these wierd
     looking bird in saggy pants.

    WATTS
    =====
     The dwarven blacksmith, that is for the Mana series
     like Cid or Vicks and Wedge are for Final Fantasy,
     returns!

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         SECTION 3: STORY
   ---'''----------------'''---
    Due to the fact I can not read fluent japanese, it will take me a
    while to get this section up. If you can help, please e-mail me
    at kmfdm@technonet.com! :)

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         SECTION 4: BASICS OF PLAY
   ---'''-------------------------'''---
    Here I will quickly run down the basics of play, like the battle
    system, etc.

     LANDMAKE SYSTEM
     ===============
     The landmake system is really cool. It actually allows you to place
     dungeons and towns where you want to! To do so, you first collect
     special items called "Artifacts" that then create a certain structure
     such as a town, a cave, etc. You know when you get a new artifact
     whenever a little box pops up that says "AF: [artifact name]" in it.

     THE BATTLE SYSTEM
     =================
     The battle system in this game is very similar to Seiken Densetsu 3,
     so those of you who have played it should have little trouble getting
     used to the new system.

     First off the battle controls are as follows:
        Circle - Quick Attack
        Triangle - Power Attack
        X - Ability 1
        Square - Ability 2
        R1 - Skill or Magic 1
        R2 - Skill or Magic 2
        L1 - Skill or Magic 3
        L2 - Skill or Magic 4

     Before battle you assign up to two abilities such as jump, dash,
     counter, and more to the "X" and "Square" buttons. You also assign
     special attacks to the top buttons(not the exact same, but similar
     in idea to the Tales of Destiny skill system). During battle you
     can use the two standard attacks(Circle and Triangle) as much as
     you want. Circle is faster but does less damage, and Triangle does
     more damage but has a long recovery time. The two abilities can
     also be used as much as you want. Skills, however, can not be used
     whenever. In order to be able to use a skill you must first build
     up the bar beneath your life, which is done by attacking an enemy.
     When the bar is up, just press the button and you use that skill!

     Also, this game has a great feature. If you die you don't need any
     item to bring you back, your character will simply gain back life
     over time till he/she wakes back up. Unfourtunatly your other
     character(s) can not die before you do, or else you lose(I assume).

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         SECTION 5: GETTING STARTED
   ---'''--------------------------'''---
    When you first start a game you have a number of choices to make,
    the first of which is the sex of your main character. The left
    picture is male, the right picture female. I am currently unaware
    if this makes a difference in the course of the game being I have
    not had time to play through as either, much less both, sexes yet.

    The second choice you make is your weapon. In order the list is:
         Short Sword
         One-Handed Sword
         One-Handed Axe
         Large Sword
         Battle Axe
         Battle Hammer
         Spear
         Rod
         Glove
         Tanchuck(a.k.a. Nunchucks)
         Bow

    Following your weapon, you get to choose your name(obviously).
    Most people will want to use the english character set which is
    represented on the left by the "A"(again, obviously).

    Next you choose the "Play Area". I am not really sure what effect
    this has on the game, so just choose any area you want for now. I
    will try to get more info on this in the upcoming versions of this
    FAQ.

    Now it is time to place the "Post" artifact which turns into your
    house(called "My Home"). Simply choose a location to place it in
    the "Play Area" you choose. After it is created simply enter it
    with the Circle button to see the opening movie role! :)
    
    And fear not, a true walkthrough is coming soon, this is just to
    help people get started in this great game while I am working on
    the walkthrough!

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         SECTION 6: MENU TRANSLATIONS
   ---'''----------------------------'''---

     STORE TRANSLATIONS
     ==================
       Buy
       Sell
       Cancel

    Yeah, I know this isn't very much, but I am going to get every
    single thing I can up as soon as possible.

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         SECTION 7: CREDITS
   ---'''------------------'''---

    FAQ Author: Faust(kmfdm@technonet.com)

    Please feel free to contribute something to this FAQ! This is a
    very complicated game and I have no clue what is going on half
    the time! ;p

    You can find the most updated versions of this FAQ at:
       http://www.technonet.com/~kmfdm
       http://www.gamefaqs.com/