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Cult classic RPG 'Chrono Trigger' launches on PC

Chrono Trigger is a cult classic role-playing game (RPG) which originally launched on the Super Nintendo Entertainment System back in 1995. Since then it has been ported to a number of devices including PlayStation and iOS. Today, the game finally released on PC, but it's not the port many gamers were expecting. The version available on Steam is the mobile edition and it isn't sitting well with fans.

According to Square Enix, Chrono Trigger on PC is loaded with upgrades. It apparently features updated controls, and the graphics and sound have also been revamped to make the adventure more enjoyable to play. The mysterious "Dimensional Vortex" dungeon and the forgotten "Lost Sanctum" dungeon are also part of the package.

Players journey to the forgotten past, the far future, and to the end of time in a journey to save the planet. The description of the game reads as follows.

A chance encounter amid the festivities of Guardia's Millennial Fair in Leene Square introduces our young hero, Crono, to a girl by the name of Marle. Deciding to explore the fair together, the two soon find themselves at an exhibition of the Telepod. An unanticipated malfunction, however, sends her hurtling through a rift in the dimensions. Taking hold of the girl's pendant, Crono bravely follows in pursuit. But the world into which he emerges is the one of four centuries before.

The game was developed by Dragon Quest creator Yuji Horii, Dragon Ball creator Akira Toriyama, and the creators of Final Fantasy. Even though this is the mobile port of Chrono Trigger, you should give it a shot if you loved the original.

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Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.

14 Comments
  • Which might go some way to explaining why they didn't allow it on the SNES mini...
  • Lazy Squenix at it again, just like they did with Final Fantasy 6. Just play it via an emulator. Lazy devs don't deserve the cash, copyrights and legalities or not.
  • Of course the don't. They don't deserve to profit on their own product. They should just release everything they have for free so that the most toxic community of the web (gamers) don't have too play this crappy port
  • You do know that the link goes to a site charging a rip off price of £100 for it when it's £11.99 on Steam.
  • Agreed, it's not a steam link but a link to greenmangaming, who are charging £100 😶.
  • Indeed, The actual price is £11. 99. Looks like green man gaming paid windows central to mislead users and make us pay more. I can't believie they put a link from other site by MISTAKE.
  • That is weird... And especially misleading given the link says "see on steam".
  • Xbox please. I never got a chance to play this series, but I heard it was awesome.
  • it's masterpiece, I play it with snes8x on windows phone.
  • 2 options for you to play this on a xbox.
    1. https://nesbox.com <- Javascript NES/SNES/SEGA/Gameboy emulator for xboxes
    2. compile your own emulators and sideload it into your xboxes. ps: SE made Romancing Saga 2 into a XPA title, they might port this as well...
  • Emulators? Way to go... smh
  • Except it is an adroid/iOS port that looks inferior to that of the SNES original game. Consider that on your high resolution display and stay far far away from this game! Square sucks for this one.
  • It's weird that it looks worse given a smartphone, even if it is an iPhone, is orders of magnitude more powerful than a Super Nintendo and the display is higher resolution than a TV of the time... Just shows how little effort they put into the mobile version. And how they actually managed to put even less effort into the steam version. Typical squareenix really... But it is even more disappointing given the recent Secret of Mana remake.
  • If they were going to release the Mobile version on Windows you'd think they'd at least make it a UWP and put it in the Microsoft Store.