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User Reviews for CHRONO TRIGGER (Upgrade Ver.)

Love the game, not the extras

This is my all time favorite game. Been playing since I was little.... the only things I would change is how in battle you can swipe to attack or combo, but when on the list of combos you can’t swipe... you also can’t swipe up or down when saying yes or no to things. You have to click the button. Swiping makes for easier game play. Also I really don’t like how they changes some of the dialogue and terms. “Happy water” used to be sweet water, and “arise” used to be life.... there was no reason to change it. There are complete conversations that have been changed too. Also in magus’s castle, there’s a hidden room in the dark of where Ozzie is trying to crush you with blades that isn’t there anymore.... :/

Alpavlow, Jun 27, 2018
Game is great, port is bad

If you’ve never played this game, it is a great accesible JRPG, one that doesn’t make you get into the weeds on the mechanics, but still offers an engrossing skill system. The game has a really compelling story that holds together thematically (in a way that almost none of the Final Fantasy games pull off when they wax philosophical). This is one of those things in life for which the hype is not unwarranted.However, this is a bit of a junky port. It is essentially the DS version, but there is nothing new on offer, no extra content, no graphical tweaks. You cannot turn off the sound in-game, unlike other Square ports, so you cannot play background audio. The controls are not great, I recommend using a controller...but if you’re going to do that, might I recommend playing this on a different device?

drogan919, Oct 12, 2020
Great port! (Only one issue)

I LOVED this game on SNES. It was the first RPG I ever played. (And by that I mean played it vicariously as I watched my friend play through it.) I didn’t even know at that time who Akira Toriyama or Dragonball was. When I saw this port for iPad I was super excited, and the bugs were supposedly all taken care of. The only issues I have, and they are minor, are the controls. But, to be fair, this game was made well before people even considered touch screen controls, so targeting can be a little iffy. But they aren’t the reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5. Every time I beat Lavos at the end the game crashes. I was really looking forward to New Game+ and that bug pretty much shot that whole thing to hell. Other than that it’s a great game that aged VERY well!

Hrathgrath83, Oct 09, 2020
Good port of one of the greatest games of all time!

This is Chrono Trigger as we all know and love it. This game transfers over to iOS pretty well. I don’t really like games that have you move using a virtual dpad but it works well enough here. I play on my iPhone. This is the DS port of the game which includes all the “bonus” dungeons & fetch quests.My only real issue with this game is that Ive had some issues when loading my save to a new device from iCloud. Last I remember, I had already finished the final 6 tasks before facing off with the final boss and I was somewhere in the lost sanctum completing the fetch quests. I am 100% positive that I saved there in game and then backed up my save to iCloud (I know because I had just gotten Ayla leveled up to get the Iron Fist), yet when I loaded my save from iCloud, I’m back at The End of Time and Chrono is somehow dead again. But Ayla is still leveled up and has the Iron Fist. I don’t understand. It’s not a huge deal, just something to consider if you plan on playing across multiple devices.Overall, great game. Chrono Trigger is absolutely one of the best JRPGs ever and this port is solid aside from save issues with iCloud. Certain parts are made easier for touch screen controls (catching the Rat, death peak etc.)If you haven’t played this game, I highly recommend it. I still prefer the SNES version over any other though.Back to the grind for Ayla’s Bronze Fist (:

kaloncunningham, Jul 26, 2019
Finally Great

I think we’d all love to see the original graphics as opposed to the artificially scaled graphics that the app currently has, so I’ll leave that discussion out of this review. But finally, SquareEnix has taken this port to the level it needed to be at to be an acceptable way to play ChronoTrigger. The support for widescreen is a must in today’s gaming market. The additions such as point of interest and conversation markers is a big plus for those who may accidentally come across something and not realize you can interact with it. Though you can definitely finish Chrono Trigger without grinding if you play strategically, those who would like to grind will have an easier time now with the addition of faster battles using auto mode. The icing on the cake is that for those who purchased this app previously, you get all these features without having to pay for another remaster or some such. I hope this marks a new philosophy for SquareEnix with their mobile titles, and we continue to see great updates for more games. Thanks, SqureEnix!

LtdSupply, Mar 16, 2022
Fantastic game, a must play on the go!

I love this game since it released back for SNES. I was only 4 when the original came to North America but I played it shortly there after because my brother who’s older than me purchased the game and played it a lot! I mostly enjoy the story and turn based battles are always fun when playing classic role playing games.The game is a nostalgic trip I wouldn’t trade for anything. I also have the Nintendo 3DS version, the PSN Store version through PS3, and the Windows version to go along with my iOS version I completed back in 2018. I think someday this game deserves either a remake or new entry into the series altogether. Thanks Square Enix for this amazing game and if you remaster it for PS4 I’d buy!

Nicko Dubz, May 17, 2020
An okay version of a great game that deserves better

This review is for the March 10, 2022 update. This is a good update, and it's nice that it got one years later, but it doesn't fix some of the most annoying issues.• Controller support. It's technically there, but button presses work like they do on the touchscreen rather than being properly configured for a controller. What this means is that in certain menus or, most notably, in battles, the game responds when you RELEASE the "confirm" button rather than press it. This often makes the game feel laggy and like it's slow to respond, and makes it annoying to play on higher speeds.• Apple TV support. Again, it's technically there, they check that box, but all the touchscreen buttons are still there, now blown up on your big living room TV. This means you've got a big MENU option in the upper right corner the entire time.• The filter. It's not the worst I've seen, but it's still pretty bad and can't be disabled. And now, a new annoying issue:• Adding the ending log is great! It's better than the log on the DS version, which didn't let you rewatch the endings. However, if you, like me, happened to burn through all the endings only a week ago and got the achievement for every one, guess what - you have to do it all again to unlock them all in the log. Argh!

Selurple, Mar 11, 2022
Good. Please fix to make it great.

Glad to see this update and huge fan of the original I played on SNES - I found the original iOS release unplayable, and this upgrade is much much better, but there's a few things to make this port great...Requests: 1. Please allow turning off image smoothing or any interpolated (bilinear, etc) scaling - It looks blurry. I and it seems almost everyone else prefer the original pixel art unaltered and crisp (nearest neighbor / pixelated) scaling.2. Still have to say this plays better with a controller, since Chrono glides past things if you aren't perfectly pointed at a Target on a perpendicular axis, so the New MFi controllers support is good…but game doesn't tell you anything about what button to press for anything like the pose matching at the fair, even though you can use controller to play those parts / so you have to do dinner guess and checking for that currently.Can't walk with controller joystick, only run, even when run/walk is set to Both, which allows the virtual joystick to do so. Also menu button doesn't bring up the game menu on iOS but why not?3. Please support iPhone X for fullscreen.Note: I was able to return the cat to the girl at the fair that other reviews mention being broken, so it seems that has been fixed.

sevdestruct, Mar 02, 2018
Great port great game

Such a fantastic game and this is a really good port. I've never seen this game run so smoothly and it seems they've somehow widened the screen for certain areas that have the assets to do so. This game does not come with any quality of life improvements like many of the final fantasy ports. No fast forward, no character max skill. Just an auto attack. Which is all you need. What makes this game so good is that it requires no grinding to level up your character. Every battle can be beaten with the right strategy. All enemies have a weakness that can be exploited. Over leveling your character would break what makes this one of the best rpgs of all time. My only complaint is how likited the settings are. I would have preferred some more ui options and control options. Nothing is customizable. You get what you get. Luckily that's almost perfection.

TyleDurden, May 15, 2020
A classic way ahead of its time

Chrono Trigger really bucked the trends of its time. Fighter-type characters are much more than spamming a regular attack button. Multiple characters can attack at the same time via skill combos. There’s no shortage of skills and tactics to use - in fact, it’s more complex than most modern mobile equivalents. Instead of random combat encounters that are traditional JRPGs, this has enemies clearly visible on the same terrain that your characters walk on, allowing you to avoid combat to some extent on your own skill. This appears to be among the earliest JRPGs to use active time combat instead of the regular turn-based that just about everyone else was stuck on. There are multiple endings (choice matters) and New Game Plus (remember what I said about this game being ahead of its time???). There are some endings and features that are specifically built so you can only reach them in New Game Plus. Also, as you probably guessed, this game goes easy on your phone battery. Great for travel on a bus or train where you might not have a dedicated power plug. My only major gripe is poor targeting controls in the mobile port, although that isn’t anywhere near enough of a problem to knock down a 5-star rating. Get it? Got it? Get this.

Xer0000000000000, Feb 06, 2020


Journey to the forgotten past, to the far future, and to the end of time. A big adventure to save the planet, now begins… CHRONO TRIGGER is the timeless role-playing classic developed by the ‘Dream Team’ of DRAGON QUEST creator Yuji Horii, Dragon Ball creator Akira Toriyama, and the creators of FINAL FANTASY. As the story unfolds, embark on a journey to different eras: the present, the middle ages, the future, prehistory, and ancient times!

Whether you're a first-time player or a longtime fan, this epic quest to save a planet's future promises hours of enthralling adventure! As the definitive version of CHRONO TRIGGER, not only have the controls been updated, the graphics and sound have also been revamped to make your adventure even more fun and enjoyable to play. To complete your journey, also included is the mysterious ‘Dimensional Vortex’ dungeon and the forgotten ‘Lost Sanctum’ dungeon. Meet the challenges presented to you and long-lost secrets may be revealed... Story: 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, the latest invention by Crono's longtime friend Lucca. Marle, fearless and brimming with curiosity, volunteers to assist in a demonstration. 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. Journey to the forgotten past, the distant future, and even to the very End of Time. The epic quest to save a planet's future makes history once again. Key features: Active Time Battle Version 2 During battle, time will not stop, and you can enter commands when the character's gauge is full. The enemies' positions will change as time passes, so choose your actions based on any given situation. ‘Tech’ moves and combos During battle, you can unleash special ‘Tech’ moves, including abilities and/or magic and characters can combine these abilities to unleash all new combo attacks which are unique to them. There are over 50 different types of combos that you can execute between two and three characters! Experience the 'Dimensional Vortex' and the 'Lost Sanctum' dungeons The Dimensional Vortex: a mysterious, ever-changing dungeon existing outside of space and time. What wonders await you at its center? The Lost Sanctum: enigmatic gates in prehistoric and medieval times will lead you to these forgotten chambers. Meet the challenges presented to you and long-lost secrets may be revealed... Graphics and sound While keeping the atmosphere of the original, the graphics have been updated in higher resolution. As for the sound and music, under the supervision of composer Yasunori Mitsuda, all songs have been updated for an even more immersive gameplay experience. Autosave In addition to saving at a save point or choosing to quit from the menu, your progress is saved automatically while traversing the map. --------------------------------------------

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