Legend of Mana [LEGEND OF MANA, (Seiken Densetsu LEGEND OF MANA)] is the fourth game in the Mana series. While incorporating elements from the three games which preceded it, Legend of Mana has its own distinct style of gameplay. Most notably, it gives the player the ability to shape the game's world according to his or her desires, a system which was incorporated through the use of "artifacts", which are won as the player progresses through the game. The player uses the artifacts to create different towns, dungeons, etc., called "Lands", to venture to and explore. This creates a non-linear gameplay, since the game is driven by a series of what would be considered side-quests in other games. Legend of Mana features three different plots which occur simultaneously, and which do not necessarily need to be completed for the player to finish the game. Due to this fact the game is highly replayable; there are also different difficulty levels to make the playthrough more challenging.