Chrono Trigger (1995)

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Crono, a young boy, is thrust to adventure by destiny to destroy an oncoming threat that will destroy the world in 1999.

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24 September 1999 | Crono_78
One of Squaresoft's best!
Chrono Trigger is the first game that comes to my mind when I think of the word "Squaresoft." The idea of time travel in the game was used in a creative way; however, it could be used in an even better way, but let's just leave that to the developers. The only gripe in this game is just Crono's personality, he literally has none. I hope the revision for the PlayStation will improve in this matter. If not, I hope Squaresoft adds some new features in it to make up for this gripe.

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Trivia

Rumors of a possible third entry of the series began in 2001 when Square Enix filed trademarks for a "Chrono Break." Various team members of the original Trigger project had come forward in interviews throughout the year citing other projects or complications with attempting to reunite for a third project and Hironobu Sakaguchi stated in a 2014 interview he had hoped to move forward with a third Chrono project but differences between him and upper management at Square prevented this from coming to fruition. In December 2017, Takashi Tokita stated he repurposed several ideas of his Chrono Break project into Final Fantasy Dimensions II (2017).


Quotes

Queen Zeal: Behold, my pretties, destiny, in its most brutal form! All the dreams that might have been. All the happiness, and sorrow, you might have experienced, gone forever! For you there will be no tomorrow!


Goofs

After the party loses the fight against Lavos, they lose Crono who gets killed by Lavos, Schala teleports the party to safety soon afterwards Schala is not seen again. If Magus is kept alive and the party defeats Lavos, he will tell the party that he will look for Schala. The SNES and PS1 version never showed the player if Magus found Schala or not. This missing plot hole finally shows what became of Schala in the DS version. Schala is part of the upgraded version of Lavos called Dream Devourer, if the party is able to beat 3 Dimensional Vortex levels and then defeat the boss, then Magus will reunite with his sister Schala and she will tell him unless people give up their power, Magus cannot hope to save Schala, Magus then gives up his power and loses his memories.


Crazy Credits

In addition to the two main endings, of which there are two versions, depending on whether you attacked Lavos with the Epoch or not, there are also ten additional endings, most of them light and goofy, that can be accessed by the bucket in the End of Time or Lucca's Telepod, at various points during the game. However, since Lavos is incredibly hard, you should only attempt this with the New Game+ option, after you have beaten the game.


Alternate Versions

In late 2008 a version was released on the Nintendo DS that featured new animated clips in the game and some changes in the story.

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Genres

Action | Adventure | Fantasy | Mystery | Sci-Fi

Details

Release Date:

22 August 1995

Language

Japanese, English


Country of Origin

Japan

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