The Legend of Mana is the fourth game in the Seiken Densetsu (Holy Sword) / Secret of Mana role playing game series. Legend of Mana was released 1999 in Japan and 2000 in North America. It was a financial success but was sadly never released in Europe / PAL Regions.

Fans described it often as one of the graphically most beautiful and advanced Sony Playstation games with traditional 2D Graphics. It got re-released for PSN 2010 in Japan and 2011 for the american PSN as well

Legend of Mana was very different from the first three games but still a very fun experience, confusing was that it had many quests which had nothing to do with the very loose main story of the game.

Legend of Mana PSX Tribute Cover Art

Legend of Mana Playstation PSX Anniversary Art Tribute on Game-Art-HQ 

 The Legend of Mana – Metal Haggar Battle illustrated by Tuskat

Legend of Mana was the third or fourth X of Mana I’ve played, the first being the jap-only Seiken Densetsu 3. I had great memories playing all of those games and being able to always have a friend to join the journey was one of the greatest add for an RPG.
Apart from that, the music, the graphics, the gameplay and all the little things you could do was enough reason to re-re-replay this game. It’ll always have a special place in my heart.

I wanted to illustrate the Full Metal Haggar battle because not only it’s a reappearing boss that I love design-wise, but also because the whole mission was messed up : you had to wander around and stomp as much crab as possible, it’s weird enough (and deviously fun of course) to take a spot in your memories…I guess xD

The Playstation was my very first game console, so I keep great memories of the PSX.

I was living in Senegal at the time so it was pretty hard to buy games because they were pretty pricey and we didn’t have all the reviews we have nowadays on the internet (or even the internet itself lol).

The Legend of Mana Playstation Anniversary Tribute on Game-Art-HQ

The Legend of Mana, by Kurama-chan

I remember I was so happy when I got a Playstation. And Legend of Mana was one o the first PS games I came in contact with, and since the begining, I was already fascinated. The soundtrack is one of the best I’ve heard and the characters are full of charisma.

It was indeed hard to choose just one location to draw, since there are many places in that game that were nostalgic to me.

Playstation 20th Anniversary Art Tribute Main Gallery