Published on July 24th, 2016 | by Fifties
Vintage Video Games #34 – Chrono Trigger
Chrono Trigger is a role-playing video game developed and published by Square Soft (now Square Enix) for the SNES back in 1995. Chrono Trigger‘s development team included three designers that Square dubbed the “Dream Team” Hironobu Sakaguchi, the creator of Square’s Final Fantasy series; Yuji Horii, a freelance designer and creator of Enix’s popular Dragon Quest series; and Akira Toriyama, a freelance manga artist famed for his work with Dragon Quest and Dragon Ball.
It was a critical and commercial success upon release and is frequently cited as one of the best video games of all time.
Plot: When a newly developed teleportation device malfunctions at the Millennial Fair, young Crono must travel through time to rescue his misfortunate companion from an intricate web of past and present perils. The swashbuckling adventure that ensues soon unveils an evil force set to destroy the world, triggering Crono’s race against time to change the course of history and bring about a brighter future.
Highlights: Multiple endings, plot-related sidequests focusing on character development, unique battle system, and detailed graphics.