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SNES Trials of Mana

  • Platform: SNES (Super NES)
  • Abbreviation: seiden3
  • Display name: Trials of Mana
  • Goodtools name: Seiken Densetsu 3
  • In group: Final Fantasy

Total movies: 2


[Tier: Moons][Has commentary]SNES Trials of Mana (JPN) in 3:24:49.0 by praetarius3.
snes9x movie (.smv) (date: 2011-12-22)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (size: 599.13 MB, length: 3:44:46)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 609.79 MB, length: 3:44:46)
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Mirror www.archive.org (MP4 Modern HQ)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #3255 — Author's comments
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Rating: 7.6 (7 votes)
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- 2 Players
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Action
- Genre: RPG
Trials of Mana is a RPG about your typical ragtag group of young adventurers that totally lack any survival instinct; at least that'd explain why they never bother to get any protective gear. Our three chosen champions of goodness are tasked with rescuing the eight elemental spirits from the clutches of evil and using their power to save the world. Though it turns out that nobody is able to count as we find in fact nine spirits...

Long referred to as "Seiken Densetsu 3" by fans, the game was finally given an official title in June 2019.

We recommend reading the author's notes; they contain a lot of very good information.


The provided MP4s and YouTube stream feature subtitles, allowing those of us who don't speak Japanese to figure out what's going on.

[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]SNES Trials of Mana (JPN) "game end glitch" in 10:54.47 by Keylie & Kadmony.
lsnes movie (.lsmv) (date: 2019-11-15)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 43.21 MB, length: 16:19)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 53.04 MB, length: 16:19)
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Submission #6495 — Author's comments
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- Major skip glitch
- Final boss skip glitch
- Executes arbitrary code
- Corrupts memory
- Genre: RPG
Trials of Mana (Seiken Densetsu 3 in Japan) is an RPG about your typical ragtag group of young adventurers. They are tasked with rescuing the eight elemental spirits from the clutches of evil and using their power to save the world.

In this run, keylie and kadmony exploit a problem with the programming of screen transitions to warp to the ending in under 11 minutes. Details are in the authors' comments.

We also have a run that does not use this glitch.

#58685662034132868 - Seiken Densetsu 3 - seed 0
seiken3_geg_done_seed0_done.lsmv (26.1kB lsmv movie [SNES])
Uploaded 2019-10-17 21:47:59 by keylie (103 files)
For SNES Trials of Mana (1 file)
In 10:54.47 [39333 frames], 7544 rerecords)
272 views, 29 downloads

LSMV starts from a random initialized state

Redid the TAS with RTC 0 for seeding the RAM, and improved it a bit.
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