Chrono Trigger (Japanese: クロノ・トリガー Kurono Torigā) – a Japanese role-playing game developed and published by Square (now Square Enix) for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System in 1995. Square released a TOSE port of the game for the Sony PlayStation in 1999 in Japan, which was later bundled with the Final Fantasy IV port in the Final Fantasy Chronicles compilation released in 2001.
Chrono Trigger, the epic collaboration of Yuji Horii, Akira Toriyama, and Hironobu Sakaguchi that is dominating all current hit charts, is an extremely entertaining work, packed with highlights. Here we present a special round-table discussion with the staff who contributed to its development as we delve into Chrono Trigger to find its appeal.
The story of Chrono Trigger takes place in an alternate reality on Earth. The heroes of the game have the opportunity to travel in time, during which they gain allies, equipment or information necessary to complete the tasks set before them. The times in which the characters have to act range from 65,000,000 BC, during the birth of civilization, to 2300 in the post-apocalyptic world. They also manage to access the so-called The End of Time (represented as year ∞), a place that serves as a keystone, the axis of all times available in the game. In the course of the game, the player receives Epoch, a vehicle that allows time travel without having to travel to the End of Time first.