In the original SNES version of Secret of Mana, there was a really neat trick which allowed you to teleport your party to almost any other location in the game. By saving your gave in a very specific spot on the world map, switching to a different game (even a new game), getting to the location you wanted to teleport to, doing an in-game reset, and loading the original game, you would find your characters from the first game file at the location your second game was at when you performed the in-game reset.

I just tried on the iPhone version of Secret of Mana and this is not possible, because the island you have to land on to perform this trick has changed. It's shape is different and you can no longer land on it!

SNES Version screen capture:

Screencap of island to land on

IPhone version screen capture:

Island is a different shape! And you can't land on it!

Is there a way to perform this teleport trick on the iPhone version of Secret of Mana?

  • Now I want to replay this so badly. Are there any other (non-cosmetic) changes between the versions?
    – Shinrai
    Oct 5, 2011 at 17:20
  • omg! Josh! Welcome back.
    – badp
    Oct 5, 2011 at 17:26
  • @badp Thanks! I'm only "semi-back", you won't see me in chat for a while yet :-) Also, I will argue to the death that this is a "feature" not a "bug"!!!
    – Josh
    Oct 5, 2011 at 17:29
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    Sure, just like missingno was a feature Oct 5, 2011 at 18:18
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    @Josh Good point, I should synonym the two.
    – badp
    Oct 5, 2011 at 18:19

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Josh, it does not matter if you will argue to the death that this is a "feature" not a "bug", as it was clearly considered a bug by the developers. Also, from your description it really sounds like a bug to me personally.

Now, to adress your question itself: No, there is no known way to "teleport" your party like it was possible with that glitch.

  • To avoid argument, I'll accept this answer. Note that your claim that "it was clearly considered a bug by the developers" is completely unverified so I also have to downvote as well... I'll remove the downvote if you can link to a developer stating it was a bug.
    – Josh
    Mar 28, 2012 at 15:41
  • I can't. I believe it was considered a bug due to the fact that it was there in the old version and isn't there in the new version. But, there's a not so small chance that, even if it was a feature, the developers decided against it when developing the game for this platform (as it is probable that was programmed again from scratch) or that the feature was never documented and they didn't know it was there in the first place.
    – Morothar
    Mar 29, 2012 at 6:10

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