Chrono Trigger for Android now available [VIDEO]

RPG fanatics who were alive and well throughout the 16-bit era will no doubt remember Chrono Trigger. It is by far one of the most important RPGs in the history of gaming, and although its name hasn’t had the same staying power as Square Enix’s Final Fantasy the game is highly regarded by many, including yours truly.

Imagine my excitement, then, when I’d learned that it was now available for Android! The game, once only accessible on Android via the touchy world of emulators and ROMs, gives you command of Crono, an unsuspecting boy who’s found himself on the ugly end of a science experiment gone wrong.

His daring friend Marle volunteers for a teleportation experiment at the fair, but what occurs is nothing short of fascinating and daring — she disappears, and because Crono is such a loving friend he makes sure to get into the risky contraption by the grasp of her amulet to find her. I’m getting excited just talking about it so I’ll stop right there so as to not spoil anyone.

Before you’re hit with a bit of sticker shock, I’ll disclose this bit of information right now: you’re going to be paying $10 for this thing. It’s not pretty, not even a little bit. But I can guarantee you that $10 will spawn tons of hours of entertainment and gameplay to sink your teeth into. Part of this is because there’s a long experience to withhold, but you’ll also be compelled to go through this game another two or three times before you grow tired of it.

And remember, it could be worse — Final Fantasy 3 is $16 in the Play Store as of the time of this writing. Be sure to check out some reviews of the Super Nintendo classic on YouTube, and circle back to the Google Play Store if you’re convinced that this will be a 10 dollar bill well spent.

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  • T4rd

    I never had the opportunity to get through this game =(. I got a few hours into it while I was deployed (SNES emulator on my laptop). Then got home and got it for the DS, which my son promptly stole from me and I never saw again. I might pick this up now. B-)

    • nycplayboy78

      HAHAHAHA…I know exactly what you mean…My boy steals my games too….ARGH!!!!

      • koolkat2

        Mine headbutts me for anything he wasnts :/

        Our kids suck XD

        • nycplayboy78

          my boy just steals it outright…SIGH….Mine is 15 so headbutting is not an option with me

  • phinn

    This is one of the best SNES games made. I highly recommend it but I don’t know how good it would be without a controller. Touchscreen is terrible for anything but turn based rpgs.

    • simpleas

      Game is actually pretty awesome through snesoid, emulator (free) Running great on my Note 2

  • RozJC

    Already close to completing it on my PSP., so I probably won’t be buying it on Android. ABut I absolutely LOVE this game.

  • Michael Thompson

    That price tag makes me want to simply explore it in emulation.
    Sheesh.

    • http://www.phandroid.com Quentyn Kennemer

      I agree that something between $5 and $7 would be more ideal, but I’m willing to buy it just so I can support and encourage Square Enix to bring more great titles to Android.

      • Michael Thompson

        I hear ya. Still on the fence for that very reason.
        7 bucks it wouldn’t even be a question, I’d have already bought it. They made their money, no need to push the market. THAT sets a bad example for Android games.

        Still it’s easier than dragging the SNES out of the attic and setting it up! :D

        • Durandal_1707

          $10 isn’t that bad for a game that’s one of the best console games ever made. The DS version of this game cost $20.

          Plus, if this version has the improved translation found on the DS port (could someone please confirm this?), that alone would be a large value-add over the original SNES version.

  • Montisaquadeis

    Seems like Square Enix is bringing back the old classics from back in the day great to see that the younger generation can see how gaming should be done compared to the craptastic graphics whore style games of today. Now this is how gaming use to be all the fond memories of playing all those sweet RPGS on the older consoles.

    • Michael Thompson

      I don’t know about whore style, they are asking a tenner for that trick.

  • Durandal_1707

    Does this use the new translation that the DS release has, or is it the original SNES translation?

  • Tom

    Played this years ago so I’ll pass. Anyone know of any new RPGs on Android that are close to being Chrono Trigger level in quality?

    • Joshua Barta

      I would argue that only a handful of RPGs released in the past ~20 years are even in the same league as Chrono Trigger.

    • Mark

      I hope Square Enix releases some good new RPGs on Android. Chaos Rings was a let down.

  • https://twitter.com/PMGProjects Amber Short

    By far the best RPG game I have ever played in my life. Even to this day, I still have the original on the snes. And play on occasion.