Square Enix Shares Official Mandola Cover of “Hometown of Domina” from Legend of Mana

Square Enix has uploaded a new official cover on their music YouTube channel. Ryo Aoyama arranged and performed “Hometown of Domnia” from the classic JRPG Legend of Mana, initially composed by Yoko Shimomura. Additionally, Yohei “Billy” Horiuchi recorded and mixed the performance.

This arrangement is intrinsically unique compared to practically of Square Enix’s official music covers because of the instrument choice, a mandola. This is a stringed instrument you would never hear about in passing unless you’re involved in the field.

Previously, a guitar cover of “Bejeweled City in Ruins” from Legend of Mana was shared.

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.

The latest version on modern platforms 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.

You can listen to the mandola cover of “Hometown of Domina” from Legend of Mana below:

Legend of Mana is currently available on PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, PC via Steam, and mobile devices via iOS and Android.

Check out our review of Legend of Mana Remaster.

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