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Chrono Trigger+

Hack of Chrono Trigger


This hack adds a ton of cut content back into the game, allows access to previously unexplorable areas, fixes some bugs and offers some options to remove the linearity from the game. Full list of changes in the readme.

In addition 1999 is fully explorable and offers tons of stuff to do. As well as more Easter eggs and quality of life improvements.

More stuff carries over like names money, fair prizes and cats.

The optional patches are explained in the readme.

ROM / ISO Information:

  • No-Intro Name: Chrono Trigger (USA) - Headerless
  • (No-Intro version 20130701-030720)
  • ROM/File SHA-1: DE5822F4F2F7A55ACB8926D4C0EAA63D5D989312
  • ROM/File CRC32: 2D206BF7
  • ROM/File size: 4096kb




ContributorType of contributionListed credit
Josephine LithiusHackingSome writing, some actor manipulation

User Review Information


Reviewed By: CharmLord on 19 Aug 2022

Haha… I am about to generate some hate. Time to be that stick in the mud! The party pooper no one likes. I apologize in advance.

So, let’s begin. Firstly, I give this mod a 3 out of 5. A sideways thumb; not exactly a non-recommendee. It was made by people who really like the Chrono Trigger story and really wanted to improve on it by giving more lore to it and whatnot, and that energy is definitely good and appreciated. The problem is that the development didn’t involve much creative talent.

In this mod, whenever you see player-generated content, you know immediately because of how sharply the quality drops off. Even with NPCs that weren’t in the original game or have different dialogue, you can immediately tell the writing is flawed because of all of the COMMAS. So many commas, no periods, no apparent predicate to a sentence, much like this sentence structure here. And then there’s the actual content of what they’re saying, which is also just blithering.

Whenever I saw added dialogue from any of the main characters, it didn’t feel written in a way where the character in question would actually say that. Chrono Trigger didn’t exactly have great writing to begin with, though, so I won’t dock too many points for that.

All of the player-generated mapping felt poorly done. I liked some of the ideas, like adding a tavern into the End of Time, but you immediately notice it’s amateur because of how you enter and leave the building where there’s no door, the walls on the left and right are immediately boxing the player in instead of adding blackspace. 1999 was egregious with bad mapping since all of it was player-generated. And again! Some of the idea were neat. They even had a movie theater scene which was kinda neat, although met with clear limitations.

The fact that they added some side quests was good. …But low quality. The chip machine idea was pretty cool, though, hindered completely by the fact that there wasn’t much actual combat content added.

I will say I also kinda dislike the overall idea they had with 1999 as a reachable area… I feel it probably should’ve been visited *after* Lavos attacked it, since that obviously didn’t wipe out humanity immediately. You could’ve created more action-heavy sequences and whatnot based on that apocalyptic panic. Cracked domes, refugees, monsters pouring into cities, etc. Could’ve given the game way more boss content as a result.

My biggest gripe is the fact that while they definitely took NG+ into consideration by trying to break the linearity, there is very little incentive to actually go through with it because all of the added content is easy even with the combat adjustment patch. I have no desire to play through the game again just to see what happens when you save Zeal, because I’ve already had a taste of the bad writing and I don’t expect it to be worth watching the cutscenes. I ended my game around level 83 with every single thing done except for that black box quest; couldn’t get that one to start for some reason.

I feel like they should’ve taken inspiration from that FF6 T-edition mod, you know?

Ah well. Sorry if I ruffled any feathers.

Version 2.5.3 Recommended - No

User Reviews
Meh.CharmLord19 Aug 20222.5.3No
Not recommended for new playersElanzer07 Aug 20222.5.3Yes
A great hack overall BUT...Ariel21205 Aug 20222.5.3Yes
My new favorite way to play CTTyler_Nerdin12 Apr 20222.5.3Yes
Absolutely what I would expect from a hack of CTBackPalSA05 Feb 20222.5Yes
Great Hack... Developer AwesomeNash28 Dec 20192.3.1Yes
Very good hackcrudelios04 Sep 20192.0Yes
Sheer masterful excellence!lexluthermiester26 Aug 20192.0Yes
Good Work, Could Use Some Polishfedorajoe05 Nov 20171.0Yes