Chrono Trigger
Components: Animated characters and monsters on various landscapes.
Skills required / taught: Tactics, Problem-solving.
Object: Discover the secret of the time warps, find the cause
of the planet’s future destruction, save the world.

About the Game

Chrono Trigger is a console role-playing game developed and published by Square (now Square Enix) for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System in 1995. The game's story follows a group of adventurers who travel through time to prevent a global catastrophe.

How it Works
Chrono Trigger's gameplay deviates from that of traditional RPGs in that, rather than appearing in random encounters, many enemies are openly visible on field maps or lie in wait to ambush the party. Contact with enemies on a field map initiates a battle that occurs directly on the map rather than on a separate battle screen.

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Active Battle System – Characters act when a personal timer gauge fills, rather than waiting for a turn.

Battles on map – removes the need for separate background for battles