Everybody has their own list of favorite games of all time. I am a huge RPG game fan and one of the best I’ve ever played was on the Super Nintendo Entertainment System.
This game was none other than Chrono Trigger. Chrono Trigger is unique, especially on its time of release. Square Enix, a gaming company that we know today, was actually two different companies back then.
They were originally known as Squaresoft and Enix, respectively. The beauty about Chrono Trigger is that it was the first time that some of the developers from either gaming company merged to create the game.
One of the lead game developers, Takashi Tokita, shared his experience while developing the game. He said that it was like a festival because of the fact that a lot of people from both companies chimed in to create this amazing RPG game.
I think no one can argue about Chrono Trigger’s fame and success. All of my friends had played some version of Chrono Trigger. The original version was released for the SNES and another “HD” version was made for the Playstation one or PSX game console.
The Playstation version has anime cutscenes while the original version does not. That is probably because the Playstation discs are able to hold more data than the SNES game cartridges.
Tokita went on to add that Chrono Trigger is a “sacred” game. As previously mentioned, Chrono Trigger was the first game that was created by two rival gaming companies. I think the success of Chrono Trigger ultimately lead to the merging of Square Enix as we know today.
Why is Chrono Trigger popular? Well, its gameplay and storyline are very compelling. You take control of Crono and his band of time-lost misfits.
It all began when Lucca, one of the playable characters, tried her teleportation machine for the first time. The intent of the machine was to just teleport someone from one pod to another pod.
Marle, another playable character, volunteered to be the subject. So, Marle went on from one pod and after starting the teleportation device, Marle was transported elsewhere.
It has something to do with the Marle’s pendant. It turned out that Marle was actually a royalty and that pendant meant something to the royal family.
The game then centers around Crono in his quest of traveling through time to defeat Lavos, the devourer of time.
This is also the first RPG game I played where you get to see the monsters on the battlefield. You will have the decision to fight them or ditch them altogether.
It is also the first time I saw the dual and triple skill systems being used. Chrono Trigger is a turn-based RPG game and whenever a compatible party mate has a skill they can use with another party mate, they can use a dual or triple tech, which not only does a lot of damage but it looks amazing as well.
So, is there a possible Chrono Trigger rebirth? Tokita said that there are no apparent plans at the moment but the gaming company is open to it being revamped.
I personally would want to see this as Chrono Trigger is one of my most favorite games of all time.