Mana Series

ConsoleNameDeveloperLucca's Observations
DSChildren of ManaNex EntertainmentBeautiful graphics, but otherwise a repetitive randomized dungeon-crawling ARPG
DSHeroes of ManaBrownie BrownRTS where better equipment is the key to raising stats; pretty but lacking in substance
GBASword of ManaBrownie BrownIncorporates elements from later games and 2 story paths
JP SFCSeiken Densetsu 3SquareThe character you choose at the start determines your storyline, otherwise plays like SoM
PS2Dawn of ManaSquare EnixDoes away with many conventions of the series, large focus on item throwing, level gains are reset between areas
PS3Legend of Mana (PSone Classics)SquareSee PSX
PS4Legend of Mana (DL only)M2/Square EnixCleans up the graphics, adds rearranged music, otherwise still the same gorgeous journey
PS4Secret of ManaQ Studios/SquareSee Vita
PS4Trials of ManaXeen/Square EnixBrings the game into 3D, adds new difficulty levels, gives characters abilities for buffs, adds an extra class tier, among many other QoL changes
PSPLegend of Mana (PSone Classics)SquareSee PSX
PSXLegend of ManaSquareGorgeously 2D, beautiful soundtrack, disjointed story with an offbeat structure
SNESSecret of ManaSquareActually the second Mana game, up to 3-player co-op
SwitchCollection of ManaM2/SquareBrings together the original versions of the first three Mana games along with UI QoL additions; first appearance of a localized Trials of Mana
SwitchLegend of Mana (DL only)M2/Square EnixSee PS4
SwitchTrials of ManaXeen/Square EnixSee PS4
VitaAdventures of Mana (DL only)MCF3D remake of Final Fantasy Adventure, the first Mana game; only has a male playable character but allows for easy equipment switching
VitaLegend of Mana (PSone Classics)SquareSee PSX
VitaSecret of Mana (DL only)Q Studios/SquareRemade in 3D with a lot of the original visual charm missing, a new translation, adds voiced dialogue and makes QoL changes