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Level Zero

Hack of Chrono Trigger

Description:

Level Zero is a concept hack that was initially designed to circumvent the quirky nature of magic defense and other stats by removing the level-up entirely. After changing character and enemy stats, I mainly tried to learn to do more things with the ROM and improve the game’s balance by tweaking more and more components of the game, even adjusting/adding a few minor events.

While this is not explicitly a hardtype hack, it is probably is a bit on the difficult side, so if you’d like to play Chrono Trigger with a bit of an edge, Level Zero is worth a go.

This patch earlier was known as “Frozen in Time” but has changed substantially since then.

ROM / ISO Information:

  • Bank: HiROM
  • Country: USA
  • Interleaved: NO
  • Internal ROM Checksum: 0x788C
  • Game Revision: 1.0
  • ROM Size: 32 Megabytes
  • ROM Speed: 120ns (FastROM)
  • SRAM: YES, Internal, 64 Kilobytes
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  • Checksums
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  • Chrono Trigger (U) [!].sfc
  • Verified Good Dump
  • CRC32: 2D206BF7
  • MD5: A2BC447961E52FD2227BAED164F729DC
  • RIPEMD-160: C1DC528AA21D9E3F00E7571A98AF0BB4B6598564
  • SHA-1: DE5822F4F2F7A55ACB8926D4C0EAA63D5D989312
  • SHA-256: 06D1C2B06B716052C5596AAA0C2E5632A027FEE1A9A28439E509F813C30829A9

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Screenshots:


Credits:

Credits
ContributorType of contributionListed credit
MaelstromHacking

User Review Information

The game it possibly should have been

Reviewed By: dudejo on 31 Oct 2012

In my opinion, EXP and Tech points were redundant since they both provided a linear increase in power.

With EXP gone, you not only get rid of this redundancy but you also create a character progression that’s unique to Chrono Trigger.

Also, since your stats are locked the whole game, you actually need to visit shops every now and then for better equipment or recovery items.

The downside is that New Game+ loses some of its meaning since you no longer have level 99 to strive for.

Recommended - Yes

User Reviews
HeadlineAuthorDateVersionRecommended
Prepare to Kiss Dirtobscurumlux0109 Sep 20150.7cYes
Shines a new light over Chrono Triggermariomarinato17 Aug 2014N/AYes
Amazing concept, unfortunately after awhile the game becomes impossibleBregalad26 Sep 2014N/AYes
The game it possibly should have beendudejo31 Oct 2012N/AYes