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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Crono, a boy from the year 1000 A.D., has been visiting the Leene Square for a carnival, befriending a girl named Marle, Crono comes also to visit his friend Lucca who's working on a teleportation unit. Marle is desperate to try and something goes wrong. Instead of transporting her from one podium to another, she goes somewhere far beyond Crono's time. Crono volunteers to help and thrust back through time. By befriending people, destroying hideous monsters Crono now finds the truth of what's going to happen. In 1999 A.D., Lavos will erupt from the Earth and turn it into a desolate wasteland. Brought forth by this oncoming threat Crono must team up with his comrades to travel through time which could change the past or alter the future... Written by Extron

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The game features a special Programmer's Room, where several developers left messages to the gamers. See more »

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Magus: Oh, how dreadful. Say, can you hear that? It's the sound of the Reaper...
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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. See more »

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The greatest JRPG ever?
6 June 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Maybe Chrono Trigger is the greatest video game ever. Never have strong story and strong game play been so well matched.

The game play is great, classic stuff. The many side quests and endings make CT replayable.

The story is one of the best ever put in a game. It goes beyond being a cute yarn about time travel: it's ultimately life-affirming and beautiful, with memorable characters that struggle with identity, loss, and relationships. It's haunting.

The graphics are excellent for the time. The soundtrack is beautiful; it amazes me how much video game composers could get so much out of such limited sound technology back in the 16-bit days.

Overall, this is a classic. Not to be missed by those who call themselves JRPG fans.


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