Square Enix has uploaded a new official cover on their music YouTube channel. Ryota Kikuchi arranged and performed “Meridian Dance” from the classic JRPG Secret of Mana, initially composed by Hiroki Kikuta. Additionally, Junichiro”ojjy”Ojima recorded and mixed the performance.
The original “Merdian Dance” is a pretty hyper song with a ton of energy behind it, so this alteration in instrumentation has instilled the track with a refreshing ambiance. The familiar melody has been retained, except with a sort of somber tension.
You can listen to the piano cover of “Meridian Dance” from Secret of Mana below:
If you missed it, check out our review of Legend of Mana.
Legend of Mana was initially released in 2000 on PlayStation as one of the few Mana titles introducing new gameplay elements to the series. Players can choose their protagonist and carve out a unique adventure using puzzle pieces that they can place on an ever-growing map. The goal is to complete three narratives as they culminate at the Mana tree.
This version features all of the gameplay found in the PlayStation release with additional options for re-arranged music, easier battles by turning off encounters, and a new mini-game now and ring-ring land, which looks similar to a Tomagachi where players can take care of monsters.
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