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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

Shines a new light over Chrono Trigger

Reviewed By: mariomarinato on 17 Aug 2014

Being a Chrono Trigger fan for nearly 20 years, I always look for new things about it, which I keep discovering from time to time.

This hack shines a new light over Chrono Trigger, turning this usually easy game into something new. And I realized I was playing a different game when I got killed by Yakra in 600 A.D.

I almost gave up when I faced Dragon Tank, (on this hack, this is one of the hardest fights of the game), but I’m glad I didn’t. Most boss fights required well-thought strategies and for some of them I had to use the help of some low-level FAQs around the web. This led me to the re-discovery of long-lost memories of some bosses trickeries.

Some items I never used on my regular SNES gaming became extremely useful, like those elemental protective armours and some of the rings. In fact, on some battles, they were the difference between life and death.

And yes, this hack is beatable, I just did it. Lavos final fight is pretty easy when compared to some earlier ones, like Giga Gaia, Dalton and the Twin Golems.

If you’re stuck, call for help: there’s someone here who might help ya!

A great hack, well worth your time.

Congratulations and thank you very much for putting it out.

Mario Marinato, from Brazil

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