Manamon is back and ready to take you on a brand new adventure!
Manamon, released in July of 2016, was an innovative fully featured roleplaying game for the blind. It featured over 150 collectable creatures, and over 200 different skills for these creatures to use in combat.
Now, after 3 and a half years of silence, I would like to introduce you to Manamon 2: The Eternal Requiem. It features over 140 new creatures to tame and collect, and over 150 new skills for these creatures. All the old creatures have been slightly updated to conform to the new experience, including slight stat boosts and a couple of the new moves!
Manamon 2 does not assume you have played the first game, and offers a basic tutorial to assist new players with the unique map navigation system.
In the world of Manamon, children between the ages of 10 and 14 embark on a journey to challenge the 7 stadium leaders in their country. Once those stadium keys are collected, the challenger may proceed to challenge the Master's Stadium with the goal of becoming the Manamon Master.
Though most start their journey right away at age 10, you were regretably unable to start your journey, but now, some years later, it is finally time!
You will travel across the vast drought ravaged country of Kiarre, collecting the 7 stadium keys in order to become the master!
But wait! Who is this strange man calling himself Eshcon? Could he be the one to save Kiarre from its years long drought? What are these strange creatures called Hyper forms?
As you travel, you will meet many new and interesting characters and quickly find yourself in the middle of a saga that goes far beyond merely collecting stadium keys.
Manamon 2's storyline is not exactly a sequel storyline, though it does contain sequel elements. You can play Manamon and Manamon 2 in any order, though, with each shedding light on the other. Manamon 2 takes place around 3 years after the original game. Any relevant events from the first Manamon game are explained as if you are unfamiliar with them.
149 new Manamon creatures, for a total of 307 Manamon.
About 400 attacks these manamon can learn.
A brand new country with tons of all new areas to explore.
The complex turn based battle system from Manamon 1 makes a return.
A unique system of straight forward navigation which was first introduced in the game Paladin of the Sky.
Over 140 pieces of equipment you can give your Manamon to make them stronger.
Over 100 different special abilities, and every single manamon has one creating even more unpredictable and diverse battles.
Creative sound design making all of the cities, caves, and battles come alive.
An online system which will allow you to battle and trade with your friends without needing to exchange IP addresses or forward ports!
An online battle recorder which allows you to relive noteworthy battles.
A few postgame surprises, including the ability to rebattle all the stadium leaders.
Self voicing using SAPI 5 compatible voices.
An improved sapi mode that makes sluggish voices much more usable.
Though not recommended, players requiring NVDA support can enable it.
Slight changes to the type effectiveness chart and to some Manamon 1 attacks for greater balance.
After completing the game, you can bring over your Manamon 1 friends to your Manamon 2 game!
And much, much more for you to discover!
Manamon 2, like its predecessor, is shareware, and can be picked up for $39.95 on the vgstorm website, see below.
The game does, however, offer an expansive demo mode that will allow you to get a feel for the game. You will be able to reach the third stadium for free.
The game will not allow you to use any of the online features, however, until you've purchased the full version. You are also unable to use the Pocket Copter item to visit previous areas in the game.
Apart from these limitations, the game's entire feature set up to the third stadium is available.
Getting the Game
You can download Manamon 2: the Eternal Requiem here
You can buy the game for $39.95 USD here
Whether you are an experienced tamer with your Manamon 1 journey behind you, or a brand new player ready to experience the world of Manamon for the first time, I hope you enjoy Manamon 2: the Eternal Requiem!