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Chrono Trigger (Super Nintendo Entertainment System) - Overview
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Alternative Names

クロノトリガー

Developer

SquareSoft

Genre

Role-Playing

Other Versions

DS, PS, VC, PSN

Release Dates

09/27/95 Square
03/11/95 Square
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Community Stats

Owners: 291
Tracked: 5
Wishlist: 8
Now Playing: 11

Summary

Chrono Trigger is arguably the best RPG ever. It has some sort of cult like fans to back up these claims. The game came out in 1995 when everyone assumed that Super nes showed all of it`s potential.

It was developed by "The Dream Team" consisting of Hironobu Sakaguchi, Kazuhiko Aoki, Nobuo Uematsu (from Final Fantasy series) and Yuuji Hoji and Akira Toiyama (from Dragon Quest series). Chrno Trigger had all the aspects for being one of the best games ever: diverse, imersive and well composed music, interesting plot, awesome character development, astounishing graphics, simple yet addicting gameplay and features never seen before on a RPG. For example, after finishing the game you could start a new one (new game+) with all your money, items and levels. There was a good reason for this, the game had more than 15 different endings and a lot of extra optional content.

The graphics were amazing. The only games that could compete with CT would be Tales of Phantasia and Star Ocean. There lots of special effects, complex animations for the characters and jaw droping backgrounds.

Music was one of the aspects that made CT epic. With enough tracks to make a music only release, CT had a triple cd pack released in Japan. The music would always match the game atmosphere and the players feeling

The story had time travelling as the main theme. It would end up with the usual "save the world" theme but the way it was told made it interesting enough to avoid major rpg cliches.

The characters were really inspiring and diverse. There was a favorite character for almost any kind of personality. Chrono the silent kind hearted hero, Marle the tomboyish princess, Lucca the young genius and Chrono`s best friend, Frog the noble knight with sense of duty, Robo the lonely and friendly robot from a post apocalipt world, Ayla the lively and strong cavewoman.

The battles were one of the aspects that made CT so good. It was so simple that anyone could enjoy it. There were 3 commands: attack, tech and item. Attack and item are self explanatory, tech used lots of exclusive character moves and could combine two or three characters to unleash new or improved attacks and magics. All the characters had some kind of exclusive elemental spells (two of them shared elementals but had different moves) making them nore unique and useful for certain situations. A lot of years before Final Fantasy XI, CT avoided the shift from world view and battle view. The enemies could be seen on the map and the battles would happen when you got close. The battle was really fast paced and helped avoid boring and slow level building battles.

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Sales History

Total Sales
2.02m
Japan
0.28m
NA
0.00m
Europe
0.01m
Others
2.31m
Total

Opinion (61)

Keybladewielder posted 19/12/2015, 09:27
Grindfest? lol This game's pacing is godly.
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ExplodingBlock posted 19/02/2015, 01:46
I don't like this grindfest
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squibbfire posted 11/03/2014, 03:06
Fantastic game!...A surprise Masterpiece!
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AshKetchum1992 posted 18/10/2013, 04:32
Masterpiece
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BasilZero posted 31/01/2012, 12:59
Truly one of the best games ever made, it is one of the best RPGs if not THE BEST ever made. The game broke many barriers and limitations that most other RPGs of its time had and paved way a road for future RPGs. One of the best storylines and a original cast of characters, amazing gameplay and beautiful visuals and music, this game will capture your heart if you are new to the series or to RPGs. RPG lovers will surely enjoy this timeless classic as the game has aged perfectly throughout the years, even to this day the game has been remade and re-enhanced several times as it has been released on the Playstation, Nintendo DS and recently the iOS. Regardless of what system you get it on, this game is and will be worth every single penny. 9.9/10
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BasilZero posted 11/01/2012, 06:11
Epic game, recommend every RPG fan and SNES fan to play this!
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