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Secret of Mana Scroll Hack

Hack of Secret of Mana


Description: Simple patch that shrinks the “deadzone” that the player can freely walk in before the screen scrolls. This allows the screen to scroll sooner, so you aren’t right on top of enemies when they appear on screen. May cause minor graphics issues in areas with wrapping backgrounds.

Use: On a headered “Secret of Mana” ROM. Has been tested on the 1.0 USA ROM and on a USA ROM modified with FuSoYa’s “Secret of Mana Variable Width Font Edition” hack.

ROM / ISO Information:

  • No-Intro Name: Secret of Mana (USA)
  • (No-Intro version 20130701-030720)
  • File SHA-1: FDCAD061029156733328792B838D50995278F748
  • ROM SHA-1: 8133041A363E3CC68CEDEF40B49B6D20D03C505D




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User Review Information


Reviewed By: Bighead on 22 Mar 2019

I missed this title back in the day, and I figured now is the time to play it. I’m aware that there is a remake, but I am an old fart that grew up in the 80s and love pixel art. I really wanted to enjoy the original, but the screen scrolling was a deal breaker for me. This is fixed in the remake, but with this hack, it’s now fixed in the original. Great job and thank you for this!

EDIT: I also wanted to add that this only works on a headerless ROM despite what the description says! I was trying to combine this with other hacks on this site, but I just couldn’t seem to get it to work. After some research, I found the tool “NSRT” that can remove and add headers. I had to add a header to apply the “Variable Width Font” hack and the “Proper Caser” hack, then remove the header to apply this patch. After that, the game finally works.

Version 1.0 Recommended - Yes

User Reviews
Fantastic!Bighead22 Mar 20191.0Yes
FantasticTrisma26 Aug 20181.0Yes
Excellent JobErockbrox08 Oct 20171.0Yes