Beginning the Game

You begin the game in the wilderness near the village of Potos, where Randi gets separated from his friends.

Upon starting a new game in the Secret of Mana, you are prompted to name the main character.

Begin the Game

When you start a new game, you must name the main character. This guide refers to the main character as Randi, because that's his name in the original Japanese version of the game.

Find a Sword

After you fall off of the log bridge, go south. Get out of the water by walking down the little waterfall. Go southeast. You will hear a voice. Go south and cross the bridge, then go north. You will stop and say you have to find something to cut through. Keep going north, walk up the little waterfall, and go down to the sword.

When you find the rusty sword, check on it and you will take it. Go back to where you stopped in the bushes earlier, and use the sword to cut the bushes and go east.

Fight Your Way Back to Potos

You will encounter some monsters on the way. Fighting them will help you increase in level.

Whenever you use your weapon, be sure to wait until you charge back up to 100%. If you don't wait, you won't do much damage.

Monsters sometimes drop treasure chests. To open one, stand next to it and press A. Your character will pick it up and shake it open to get the treasure inside. Be careful, though, because sometimes treasure chests contain traps.

From the first Rabite that you encounter, go north, then east, then south. After going south for a while, go west until you reach the next area. To the left, there is a sign and a bridge. Cross the bridge, then go south. You'll find another bridge. Cross it, then go east and you'll be back in Potos.