I always wondered how to exactly perform chops with the gloves weapon in Secret of Mana.
The computer often does them, and sometimes I do them too. But I don't know how to consistently perform them.
I recently tried to attack from behind the enemies and it seemed to be more successful, but I'm not sure if it's simply luck or something else.
I discovered there are different chops depending on which level of concentration you release, but the likelihood to chop combined with the time needed to concentrate made them occur something like three times in the last playthrough I've done.
So is there a way to be sure to chop? Or is it random?