Falling off a bridge located near his rural village, a boy wanders through a forbidden forest and discovers a sacred sword. Pulling the sword from the ground, he discovers the sudden appearance of monsters in the woods, and upon returning to his village, he finds it under attack by a hideous insect. Though he is able to vanquish the beast, the town elder concludes that the sword is the cause of the town's troubles, and the boy is expelled from the village to find a new home.
Secret of Mana is among the most beloved of Square's games for the 16-bit Super NES, featuring colorful graphics, fun gameplay, an enthralling storyline, and unforgettable music. The second title in the Mana series, it set standards for future titles.