SNES RPG Classic Chrono Trigger Hits The iPhone!

SNES RPG Classic Chrono Trigger Hits The iPhone!

Holy cow! They’d been teasing it forever, but all of sudden, now it’s here: Square-Enix has just released their beloved SNES era classic Chrono Trigger on the App Store for the iPhone and iPod touch!

If you’ve never played Chrono Trigger, you’re in for a treat. It’s one of those classics that, unlike many of its peers, continues to impress 16 years later. A time-travel based RPG,  Chrono Trigger‘s development team included three designers that Square dubbed the “Dream Team”:  Hironobu Sakaguchi, the creator of Square’s Final Fantasy series; Yuji Horii, a freelance designer and creator of Enix’s popular Dragon Quest series; and Akira Toriyama, a freelance manga artist famed for his work with Dragon Quest and Dragon Ball. 

Square-Enix’s ports in the past have been a little rough around the edges, and it’s too early to say if Chrono Trigger follows that pattern, although my initial reaction is positive. Sadly, like most Square-Enix games, this one’s a bit expensive at $8.99, and it also sadly isn’t available as a universal binary for playing on the iPad.

Still, if you like RPGs at all, this is one to install on your iPhone post-haste. I’ll see you at the End of Time.

  • Andy E

    It’s listing in iTunes as being $9.99

  • FriarNurgle

    I’ll wait for a sale.

  • Visnes

    No iPad support, no purchase. When will SE learn to make Universal apps?

  • chrismoritz

    Too pricey and no iPad support = no purchase. Sorry. One of the best games of all time though.

  • baby_Twitty

    I’ve got this game. It’s worth every penny!

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