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  • Summary: [Metacritic's 2008 DS Game of the Year] When a newly developed teleportation device malfunctions at the Millennial Fair, young Crono must travel through time to rescue his unfortunate companion from an intricate web of past and present perils. The swashbuckling adventure that ensues soon[Metacritic's 2008 DS Game of the Year] When a newly developed teleportation device malfunctions at the Millennial Fair, young Crono must travel through time to rescue his unfortunate 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. Features an engaging and unparalleled storyline, leading to the discovery of multiple epic conclusions to a journey that transcends time. An inspiring musical score created by Yasunori Mitsuda. Intriguing battle system made possible by the unique combination of the Active Time Battle system and Tech skills. Famed character designer Akira Toriyama lends his signature art style to create the vibrant world that has captivated gamers around the world. Taking advantage of the Nintendo DS hardware, CHRONO TRIGGER makes its way onto the portable platform with all-new dual screen presentation and Touch-Screen functionality. A brand new dungeon and a Wireless Play mode adds exciting new dimensions to this timeless classic. [Square Enix] Expand
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  • Developer: TOSE
  • Genre(s): Role-Playing, Console-style RPG, Console-style RPG, Japanese-Style
  • # of players: No Online Multiplayer
  • Cheats: On GameFAQs
  • Rating: E10+
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 57 out of 57
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 57
  3. Negative: 0 out of 57
  1. GamePro
    100
    Regardless of whether you played it already or are new to the series, you owe it to yourself to check out this amazing title. [Dec 2008, p.97]
  2. 100
    Chrono Trigger is one of the most charming, endearing, and most fun role playing games I have ever had the pleasure of playing.
  3. Easily one of the best video games I've played in the recent past, and I've played quite a few of them. Whether or not you're a fan of consoled-based role-playing games, you owe it to yourself to try this one; it might just change your opinion of them.
  4. Chrono Trigger rightfully climbs to the olymp of roleplaying games. Charming graphics, great story and a neat combat system make this classic an instant hit on the NDS!
  5. Chrono Trigger DS is a remake done right, and both longtime fans and new players should pick it up.
  6. One of the best roleplaying adventures ever made is revived for the Nintendo DS, and it's as fantastic as it ever was. Despite being 14 years old this game still manages to wipe the floor with most games released in it's wake. Design, script, sound, characters, the time traveling mechanic and a number of other features are simply so ingenious that more than a decade of subsequent games has seen few titles to rival this experience.
  7. Chrono Trigger is worth travelling back in time for again and again.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 97 out of 111
  2. Negative: 6 out of 111
  1. Anditheway
    Dec 10, 2008
    10
    This game does everything right times 10. Some people are a little pissy because SquareEnix was calling it a remake and it really is just aThis game does everything right times 10. Some people are a little pissy because SquareEnix was calling it a remake and it really is just a port of the PS1 version minus the load times + 1/2 a new dungeon. For me, its just another excuse to play the best game in the world for the 500th time. In this modern world of 4 disc 200 hour + RPGs, all these companies could learn a thing or two from Chrono Trigger. Expand
  2. JimG
    Aug 3, 2009
    10
    I don't know how anyone could give this game less than a 9. It is, without a doubt, one of the best RPGs of ALL time. If not, THE best. I don't know how anyone could give this game less than a 9. It is, without a doubt, one of the best RPGs of ALL time. If not, THE best. It's a great DS port of the original with a few newly added additions that is definitely worth the experience and price tag all over again. Expand
  3. Nov 19, 2012
    10
    This game is totally the best RPG of its time both on SNES,PS, and DS.
    I played most of it on PS, a demo which got me into the DS remake. The
    This game is totally the best RPG of its time both on SNES,PS, and DS.
    I played most of it on PS, a demo which got me into the DS remake. The game's characters are amazing, the music is wonderful it made me feel many emotions such as happiness, sadness and even fear.
    The song "Strains of Insanity" has laughing in the background, frightening! This is probably a messy review, but I don't know how to explain it..I love this game. Time travel is amazing in this game plus it has so many endings depending on what you do. In the DS remake it allows you to have "New game+" which is an awesome feature to any game. I hope you'll give this game a chance, despite my messy review. I know you'll love the music, the characters and the story line!
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  4. Nov 12, 2017
    10
    Para mi, este es el mejor rpg jamas creado, y en el top 10 de mejores juegos de la historia. La banda sonora, personalmente, es la mejor quePara mi, este es el mejor rpg jamas creado, y en el top 10 de mejores juegos de la historia. La banda sonora, personalmente, es la mejor que he escuchado nunca, la historia es muy buena, y te mantiene jugando horas seguidas sin despegar los ojos, los personajes son increibles, aunque a algunos solo se les da importancia en una parte del juego, y luego casi ni se nombran, pero eso no le quita que sea una obra de arte. Si no jugaste al de snes, o aun jugandolo, como yo, este es un juego obligatorio, y compra segura si tienes una ds Expand
  5. Jun 11, 2019
    10
    The best JRPG ever in its ultimate version. The story is awesome, the combat is very enjoing as JRPGs don't use to be. A must have game.
  6. Dec 30, 2015
    9
    Absolutely spectacular.This is an RPG where you don't need to grind,all the party characters are useful and all of them can do combinationAbsolutely spectacular.This is an RPG where you don't need to grind,all the party characters are useful and all of them can do combination moves with each other,adding depth to the combat.Speaking of depth in combat,the special moves will hit enemies depending on where they are positioned.The story revolves around time travelling,but isn't a mess like in most cases.The characters are all likable and memorable(except for the main protagonist,who is as likable as a genital wart).The music is awesome,and the in-game cutscenes(if you can even call them that),coupled with the said music,will give you goosebumps more than you'd expect.The boss battles are **** unbelievable.
    However,there's one thing that lowers this game to a 9:the final boss battle.It completely threw all of CT's best features out of the window.You'll see what I mean.
    In conclusion,this is a game you have to get without a question.Even if you're not into role-playing games,this game is something you'll never forget.
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  7. Jun 23, 2017
    1
    FF7 is way better lol. Worst game sqare has made. I mean, the main character doesn't use the buster sword, so, it's already a 0/10. OnlyFF7 is way better lol. Worst game sqare has made. I mean, the main character doesn't use the buster sword, so, it's already a 0/10. Only redeeming qualty is Frog. Collapse

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