Secret of Evermore is an action role-playing game for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. The story of Secret of Evermore follows a boy and his pet dog as they are inadvertently transported to the fantasy world of Evermore. The player guides both the boy and his shapeshifting dog through Evermore, a world composed of separate realms, each resembling a different period of real-world history: "Prehistoria" (prehistory), "Antiqua" (classical antiquity), "Gothica" (the Middle Ages), and "Omnitopia" (an imaginative future world). The gameplay shares many similarities with Secret of Mana, such as real-time battles, a ring-shaped menu system, and the ability to switch control between the two characters.
The Secret of Evermore speedrun utilizes a variety of major and minor glitches while retaining the core gameplay and linear progression of the vanilla game.
Since basically all of the main categories make use of invincibility and underflow glitches, the game's difficulty is quite front-loaded and gets easier as you progress through the game. Therefore the core mechanics of Evermore speedruns are tight, consistent movement along with the ability to quickly read and react to enemy movement patterns and other kinds of RNG.