Chrono Trigger cover
North American box art.
Developer(s) SQUARE
Publisher(s) SQUARE (SNES & PS1)
Director(s) Takashi Tokita
Yoshinori Kitase
Akihiko Matsui
Producer(s) Kazuhiko Aoki
Designer(s) Hironobu Sakaguchi
Artist(s) Akira Toriyama
Writer(s) Masato Kato
Takashi Tokita
Yoshinori Kitase
Yuji Horii
Composer(s) Yasunori Mitsuda
Nobuo Uematsu
Release date March 11, 1995
JPMarch 11, 1995
NAAugust 11, 1995
JPNovember 2, 1999
NAJune 29, 2001
Nintendo DS
JPNovember 20, 2008
NANovember 25, 2008
AUFebruary 3, 2009
EUFebruary 6, 2009
Genre(s) Role-playing
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer
Ratings E10 for Everyone 10+
Platform(s) SNES
Nintendo DS
Wii (Virtual Console)

CHRONO TRIGGER (クロノ・トリガー) 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 as an unlockable character in Super Smash Flash. He was previously confirmed to be playable in Super Smash Flash 2 prior to the roster change, but his current fate is unknown.


Crono's sprites in SSF are ripped from this game.

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