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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22 August 1995 (USA)  »

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The Japanese dialog of the game had a much better explanation of the Planet's involvement in the whole story, as the Reptites worshiped the Planet, the "Entity" the characters talk about is the Planet, and, moreover, the last chapter was not called "The Final Battle", but "At The Edge of our Planet's Dream". This is why the sequel of this game, Chrono Cross, had Planet references all over the place that made sense with the original Japanese dialog. See more »


Marle: Time travel... How exhausting!
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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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A very well done time traveling game for the snes.
13 October 2008 | by See all my reviews

This game was very well done, when I first played it I knew I was in store for a very well done and well made video game. The graphics are some of the best you can hope to encounter on the super Nintendo, the music was rather good too, and throw in a very interesting story involving time traveling and you have one very complete game. The story has a boy going to his town's annual festival. He meets a girl and she proceeds to join him and they take in the sights. Well the boy goes to a friend of his special display. She and her father have invented pods that can teleport. Well its first test run goes through smoothly, however the young boy's new friend takes a turn and things do not go so well. She is transported through time and thus your adventure begins. You will travel through many times meeting new companions along the way...and eventually in a desolate time in the future where the world is in a very sorry state you and your friends learn of a creature called Lavos who has drained the life from the planet. You and your friends must find a way to change this future, you also must unravel the secrets of a magic kingdom in the distant past, help early man in their struggles against creatures known as reptites, and you must fight off a evil magic wielding warrior in the not to distant past and stop his reign of terror. You will even get to go to the crossroads of time itself. A very fun game, better than the sequel would be as the graphics are good in that one, but the story suffers from the introduction of to many playable characters. This one has a nice assortment of characters you get to used. You have your main character, Marla the princess in disguise, the inventor Lucca, Glen the frog knight, the robot and a gal from the distant past. Fun characters, fun things to do. This game is simply put fun.

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