If we were in a dusty old theatre giving a lecture about the roots of the word mana, we would probably start with speakers of the Oceanic language. These people, you see, use it as a way to describe mysterious energy within living and inanimate things that commands respect or wonder. Of course, we would then point out that if you were looking at it from a religious perspective you could interpret it as the stuff from which souls are formed. After that, we would lead into our topic at hand and tell you it actually means more to us as a magical pool of energy our videogame characters cast spells from. And then we would finally reveal that among the most relevant of these are the Mana series of games from Square Enix.
Whiiiich - getting up to speed now - was recently added to with Heroes of Mana on DS, a strategical rearrangement of the series where you use the touch screen to order around your troops and squash your enemies. And because Square Enix is still in the generous treat-giving mood, we have joined forces to offer you 10 copies of the game as well as 10 pouches for DS - useful for keeping the harsh winter air out.
All you have to do is answer our not-so-tricky question below to win. Good luck!
- Square Enix and Eurogamer are running this competition to give away 10 copies of Heroes of Mana and 10 DS Pouches.
- Prizes will not be exchanged for cash or other goods - if you don't want the prize, don't enter.
- This competition is open to all residents of Europe and other PAL territories.
- If you are under 16 you will need a parent or guardian to give you permission to join in.
- No employees of Eurogamer or Square Enix may enter this competition.
- We may require proof that you are who you are. Imposter!
- All entries must reach us by Tuesday 20th November, at which point the winners will be selected.
- If you don't get back to us within 30 days, we will pick someone else who does want the prize.
- If you win you agree for your name and picture to be used for publicity purposes.
- The judge's decision is final, and rules may change without warning.
- By entering you agree to all of this, which has the power of the law behind it.