Chrono Trigger

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Chrono Trigger
Developer(s) Square
Publisher(s) Super Nintendo Entertainment System
  • JP Square

  • NA Square Soft, Inc.

  • JP Square

Designer(s) Kazuhiko Aoki (producer)
Takashi Tokita (director)
Yoshinori Kitase (director)
Akihiko Matsui (director)
Akira Toriyama (character designer)
Yuuji Horii (supervisor)
Hironobu Sakaguchi (supervisor)
Masato Kato (story planner)
Yasunori Mitsuda (composer)
Nobuo Uematsu (composer)
Noriko Matsueda (composer)
Series Chrono
Platform(s) Super Famicom / Super Nintendo Entertainment System, PlayStation
Release date(s) Super Nintendo Entertainment System


Genre(s) Console role-playing game
Mode(s) Single-player
Rating(s) Super Nintendo Entertainment System
ESRB: K-A (Kids to Adults)
ESRB: T (Teen)
CERO: A (All Ages)
Media 32-megabit cartridge (Super Nintendo Entertainment System), 1 CD-ROM (PlayStation)
Input methods Gamepad

Chrono Trigger (クロノ・トリガー Kurono Torigā?) is a role-playing video game made by Square Soft for the Super NES game console.

Plot[change | change source]

Chrono Trigger follows a young boy named Crono, who goes to see the Millennial Fair. He meets a girl named Marle at the fair and she follows him. Crono's friend, named Lucca, tests a teleporter at the fair. The machine goes wrong, and sends them back in time. They soon meet new friends and discover more time periods to go to. However, they find out an evil monster named Lavos is destroying the world. It is up to Crono and his friends to stop it.

Gameplay[change | change source]

Chrono Trigger is a role-playing game. It was one of the first games to let the player see the enemies on the world before they fight them, and when he or she goes into a battle, the enemies and characters fight without going into a separate battle screen like other RPGs like Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest did at the time.

Reception[change | change source]

Chrono Trigger is thought to be one of the best Super NES games, and one of the best role-playing games too. It got great reviews, praising it for its story, gameplay, and innovation.

Re-releases[change | change source]

Chrono Trigger was first re-released on the PlayStation with Final Fantasy IV on Final Fantasy Chronicles. It was given good reviews, but reviewers were unhappy with the long load times whenever going into a menu or battle. Chrono Trigger was re-released for the Nintendo DS as Chrono Trigger DS. It has the same graphics and extras from the PlayStation version along with other extras such as new dungeons.

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