App description: CHRONO TRIGGER has arrived for the iPhone and iPod touch!

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.

Featuring revolutionary gameplay and an epic tale of time travel and high adventure, CHRONO TRIGGER captured the hearts of a gaming generation, selling over three-and-a-half million copies around the world.

With CHRONO TRIGGER for iPhone/iPod touch, you can experience the timeless story and dynamic battles of this beloved classic any time, anywherewith intuitive touch screen controls making the experience smoother than ever. Venture also to the Dimensional Vortex and Lost Sanctum, two additional areas from the Nintendo DS remake of the game.

Journey to the forgotten past, the distant future, and even to the very End of Time. 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!

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GAME FEATURES

- Includes the two additional areas from the Nintendo DS version of the game:
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...

- Intuitive touch screen controls make it easier than ever to navigate this vast world of adventure.
In battle, slide and tap to select targets and cut through your foes!

- Graphics optimzed especially for the iPhone/iPod touch.

- Employ a wide range of "techs" to dispatch your foes in thrilling battles.
Combine the powers of your party members to unleash two- and three-person combos.
Over fifty combinations total offer players nearly limitless options in combat!
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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.

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We have confirmed a bug that causes Chrono Trigger to sometimes close suddenly when played on an iPhone 4 running iOS 7.0 and later.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and ask players to please save often to avoid losing any progress.
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Requirements: Compatible with iPhone 4S or later. Requires iOS 7.0 or later.

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02-18-2012, 12:59 AM
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Originally Posted by Dubstep View Post
Chrono trigger got an update. Just bug fixes although I wasnt aware it had any...
When i saw the update i thought it had to do something with the controls. I havent downloaded the update yet though, but i dont expect them to fix the controls... The controls arent buggy, they just wont be as responsive as an 8 direction fixed pad would be.
02-18-2012, 04:18 AM
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Originally Posted by Dubstep View Post
Chrono trigger got an update. Just bug fixes although I wasnt aware it had any...
Probably just iOS specific coding.

02-18-2012, 09:11 AM
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how does this look on ipad? ._.

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02-18-2012, 09:30 AM
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Originally Posted by Drexiel View Post
how does this look on ipad? ._.
A little blurry... But still decent looking since it isnt a blurred HD attempt but more of an anti-aliased retro look.
03-22-2012, 01:55 PM
If this is the DS version, where is the Arena of Ages?
04-06-2012, 11:46 AM
Could have used a different form of upscaling/interpolation

Just picked this port up recently - it does remind me of the original SNES version I still have albeit a bit "soft." I have played all the versions (except for the virtual console port) of this masterpiece and I enjoyed the DS version but found that graphically, the IOS version is trying to go in a good direction actually. The DS version was very pixelated and blocky - and if one looks for example at the trees in Guardia forest, they are not pretty per se... Certain elements like this actually look more painterly and appealing in this version. I think that an update to the interpolation method and edge softening (as opposed to global softening) would go a long way to achieve a balanced look that would appeal to most players. Also, getting the virtual stick to give more leeway when one is using the "both" mode for walking and running (too sensitive at this point). Did anyone notice that the world map sprite for Crono was redone here - he seems to have more of his signature spiky hair this time. I would love to have an official retina display update tackling these improvements. Maybe someone will listen.
04-06-2012, 11:50 AM
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What made the iOS version weak for me is the controls. VStick doesnt work well with 8 direction movement. Also, the targetting seems a bit confusing at first too.

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06-12-2012, 08:25 AM
how does this game compare to FF3?

I'm not one of those hardcore classic fans so the lackluster storyline in FF3 and the reworked mediocre graphics (in this day and age) didn't impress me. I thought the game overall was alright and it could have been legendary back in the day but it's not a game I can't put down whenever I want, and I haven't played it in a while either due to the loss of interest. so logically I guess FF1 and FF2 are less impressive in comparison.

so how does the fabled Chrono Trigger compare with FF3?
06-12-2012, 09:00 AM
Chrono Trigger has a more engrossing story and actual characters. There isn't as much customisation as to what each characters role can be, but they don't exactly all have generic FF 'jobs' ie a Black Mage, a Dragoon etc.

I think CT will engage you more, and make you feel like you want to come back to play it. FF 3 made me feel like, I've paid so much for this I'd better play through it or I'll feel guilty.
06-12-2012, 09:51 AM
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...so how does the fabled Chrono Trigger compare with FF3?
Chrono Trigger has more characterization and a cutesy cartoonish personality which service the plot very well. There are multiple endings and time travel to see environments change over time helping to shape the open world feel Chrono Trigger has. Final Fantasy 3 has more traditional RPG elements while Chrono Trigger feels more experimental with a good sense of gravity and diverse environments. CT has a motley gallery of colorful party members you can chose from and character specific scene interactions in some cases (i.e. Magnus in your party might trigger different dialogue at one point versus him absent). I highly recommend Chrono Trigger, which is in a league above Final Fantasy 3. Unfortunately the CT iOS port is slightly blemished by non-retina graphics and unreasonably large sound file size so the DS port is considered superior but still a worthwhile buy for any RPG fan.

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