USA Box art.
|Publisher(s)||SQUARE (SNES & PS1)|
SQUARE ENIX (NDS & Mobiles)
|Released||March 11, 1995|
|Ratings||E10 for Everyone 10+|
|Platform(s)||Super NES, PlayStation, Nintendo DS, i-mode, iOS, Android|
CHRONO TRIGGER (クロノ・トリガーKurono Torigā ?) is a console role-playing game developed and published by SQUARE (Now SQUARE ENIX) for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) in 1995. The game's story follows a group of adventurers who travel through time to prevent a global catastrophe. SQUARE re-released a ported version by TOSE in Japan for the Sony PlayStation in 1999, later repackaged with a FINAL FANTASY IV port as FINAL FANTASY Chronicles in 2001. A slightly enhanced CHRONO TRIGGER was released for the Nintendo DS on November 25, 2008 in North America and Japan, and went on sale in Europe on February 6, 2009. The SNES version was released in PAL territories on the second quarter of the year 2011 via the Wii's Virtual Console service.
The development team of CHRONO TRIGGER was headed by three designers that SQUARE dubbed the "Dream Team", consisting of Hironobu Sakaguchi, creator of the FINAL FANTASY series; Yūji Horii and Akira Toriyama, two freelance designers known for their work on ENIX's Dragon Quest series; Nobuo Uematsu, a composer for the FINAL FANTASY series; and Kazuhiko Aoki, who produced the game. Masato Kato wrote most of the plot, while composer Yasunori Mitsuda scored most of the game before falling ill and deferring remaining tracks to Nobuo Uematsu.
CHRONO TRIGGER was well received by reviewers and commercially successful. Nintendo Power described certain aspects of CHRONO TRIGGER as revolutionary, including its multiple endings, plot-related sidequests focusing on character development, unique battle system, and detailed graphics.
In the Super Smash Flash series
Crono, the main character of this game, appears in Super Smash Flash, using sprites ripped straight from CHRONO TRIGGER and voice samples from Roy in Super Smash Bros. Melee. He was confirmed to be in Super Smash Flash 2 prior to the roster change, but his current date is unknown.