Into the Thick of It

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Into the Thick of It
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Composer Hiroki Kikuta
Arranger Hiroki Kikuta
Programmer Minoru Akao
Released 1993-08-06
Length 1:42
Format SPC.png
Game Secret of Mana (SNES)
Title Origin Official
Loops Yes

Into the Thick of It is the song that plays for the majority of the wilderness areas during the beginning of the game. Specifically, the locations include the fields west of Potos village, the fields south of Potos, outside the Water Palace, the cave in Gaia's Navel, the Haunted Forest, the encounter with the werewolves, Eliene's Castle, the Water Palace after the seed has been stolen, and the sewers between Northtown and Southtown.

The normal version of the song, played outside, is track 6 on the official soundtrack, but there is a second version of the song that is in the game, but not on the soundtrack. This version has a very minor echo added to it. It's so similar that it's nearly imperceptible from the original. (Note: I think it's played in the indoor/underground areas when the tune us played, but they're so similar it's hard to tell.)

The song Did You See the Ocean?, also from Secret of Mana, is quite similar to this song, except it is has different timing and places more emphasis on percussion.


The American and Japanese soundtrack have noticeably different titles.

Title Transliteration Source
Into the Thick of It US Soundtrack
少年は荒野をめざす (Shounen Ha Arano o Mezasu) The Boy Aims For the Wilderness Japan OSV

Sheet Music


The following ports emulate the SNES game and feature identical sounding music.

  • Secret of Mana (AND)
  • Secret of Mana (IOS)
  • Secret of Mana (WII)
  • Secret of Mana (WIIU)