Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 29th Oct 2012 14:54 UTC
Games It's already been out for iOS for a while, but today, Android users can join in on this piece of gaming history as well. Chrono Trigger, arguably one of the best - if not the best - games ever made has just been released for Android. Whether you ascribe to that position or not, this 1995 SNES classic from Square was revolutionary in many ways (oh the music...), and you owe it to yourself to give it a go. It's EUR 7.99, which isn't cheap, but trust me: it's worth it. My Nexus 7 just became even more useful.
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No, not cheap
by Drunkula on Mon 29th Oct 2012 15:20 UTC
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That's $9.99 for us in the States...

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RE: No, not cheap
by protomank on Mon 29th Oct 2012 15:37 UTC in reply to "No, not cheap"
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2006-08-03

And R$ 30 for Brazil. Not worth the price for a game that already have re-released for PSX, NDS and others.

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RE[2]: No, not cheap
by tonny on Tue 30th Oct 2012 15:46 UTC in reply to "RE: No, not cheap"
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2011-12-22

worthed, if the price is more reasonable ;)

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RE: No, not cheap
by quackalist on Mon 29th Oct 2012 20:36 UTC in reply to "No, not cheap"
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2007-08-27

Err, might be in the minority here but giving it away would be too expensive. Surprised people would waste time playing this and as for the 'great' music....best not say.

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RE[2]: No, not cheap
by Savior on Tue 30th Oct 2012 16:01 UTC in reply to "RE: No, not cheap"
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2006-09-02

You are.

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RE: No, not cheap
by Johann Chua on Tue 30th Oct 2012 01:28 UTC in reply to "No, not cheap"
Johann Chua Member since:
2005-07-22

620.87 pesos in the Philippines. That's way more than $10 U.S. I've only downloaded free apps from Google Play, so I haven't linked my credit card to Google Wallet yet. Chrono Trigger is enough to make me start buying apps, but the reviews indicate the controls are a bit wonky. Has anyone here actually played the Android version already?

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R.A.?
by earksiinni on Mon 29th Oct 2012 16:01 UTC
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Having never played the game, I am earnestly asking whether the link to the music was on purpose, or whether there is actually a song like that...? Lol.

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RE: R.A.?
by panzi on Mon 29th Oct 2012 16:04 UTC in reply to "R.A.?"
panzi Member since:
2006-01-22

Yes it's Robo's Theme. What's so "lol" about it? Yes, it is NOT one of the best songs of the games (see my other comment). But it's a usual song of such a game.

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RE[2]: R.A.?
by earksiinni on Mon 29th Oct 2012 16:10 UTC in reply to "RE: R.A.?"
earksiinni Member since:
2009-03-27

No, it's an awesome theme, it's just very, very close to a certain other song (read the YouTube comments on the link).

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RE[3]: R.A.?
by eprubio on Mon 29th Oct 2012 20:22 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: R.A.?"
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2008-01-09

Try the trollish version https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0d-zPkT8B4 here

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36MB!
by moondevil on Mon 29th Oct 2012 16:02 UTC
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It won't fit on my HTC ;)

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RE: 36MB!
by Elv13 on Mon 29th Oct 2012 16:05 UTC in reply to "36MB!"
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2006-06-12

use A2SD?

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RE: 36MB!
by glarepate on Mon 29th Oct 2012 16:22 UTC in reply to "36MB!"
glarepate Member since:
2006-01-04

1. install adb

2. run 'adb shell pm setInstallLocation 2'

3. move app to sdcard

4. be profligate!

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RE[2]: 36MB!
by moondevil on Mon 29th Oct 2012 17:07 UTC in reply to "RE: 36MB!"
moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

You guys are assuming that I am able to install the app in first place.

I already know those workarounds.

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Music
by panzi on Mon 29th Oct 2012 16:03 UTC
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The Music is indeed awesome, but the linked song is IMHO a bad example. Here a few of the best songs of the game:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1qbVI9iTBU To Far Away Times
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5F3nbbdlv4 To Good Friends
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wg513kMhnNs Corridors of Time
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M2CpJWYrn4o The Day the World Revived
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-t7nBfuTtPE Memories Of Green
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CAlGGGVMsSM Balthasar's Theme

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RE: Music
by Thom_Holwerda on Mon 29th Oct 2012 16:03 UTC in reply to "Music"
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2005-06-29

You're right - there's so much great music in there. I was looking through my iTunes playlist for Chrono Trigger and just couldn't decide - so I did a random pick ;) .

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RE[2]: Music
by panzi on Mon 29th Oct 2012 16:11 UTC in reply to "RE: Music"
panzi Member since:
2006-01-22

I looked at my Videogame Music Ranking:
http://bloodyalbatross.tumblr.com/post/30356388187/here-i-ranked-th...

I listen to the ReMixes from ocremix.org and the original SPC files ripped from the ROM. ;)

Chrono Trigger is the game with the most remixes on ocremix.org (103 remixes). FF7 is second with 94 remixes. The song with the most remixes is Corridor of Time (15 remixes). Well, it's at par with Dr. Wily Stage 1 from Mega Man 2, Overworld BGM from Super Mario Bros. and Terra from Final Fantasy VI.

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RE: Music
by yfph on Mon 29th Oct 2012 16:06 UTC in reply to "Music"
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2009-09-03

"Schala's Theme" is missing from your list

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rIJxrAHuk7Q

I also enjoy this piano adaptation of Corridors of Time:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSgst7Pq7w4

The composer, Yasunori Mitsuda, also composed other highly regarded game soundtracks, Xenogears and Chrono Cross in particular.

Edited 2012-10-29 16:12 UTC

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RE: Music
by Soulbender on Wed 31st Oct 2012 02:07 UTC in reply to "Music"
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2005-08-18

Chrono Symphonic:
http://chrono.ocremix.org/

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Chrono is Crack
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Mon 29th Oct 2012 16:14 UTC
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Chrono trigger is too good of a game that takes up too much time. I'm not falling for that again.

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Comment by oso2k
by oso2k on Mon 29th Oct 2012 16:21 UTC
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2009-07-09

There's always the Java Applet emulators for PC users.

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Comment by MOS6510
by MOS6510 on Mon 29th Oct 2012 16:58 UTC
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Hum, time travel? Ultima ][ in 1982. And you could beat up Ronald McDonald!

The combat system sounds like Ultima VI (1990).

Even though I'm an Ultima fan the combat system used in SSI's Advanced Dungeons & Dragons games was more fun.

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RE: Comment by MOS6510
by gan17 on Mon 29th Oct 2012 17:20 UTC in reply to "Comment by MOS6510"
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2008-06-03

I was an Ultima fan as well. Actually no, I was an Ultima Undrworld fan, to be precise. But anyway, Chrono Trigger was/is way more fun than Ultima, even if the latter involves more "role playing".

Both Chrono Trigger and the Ultima franchise were great, nonetheless. Back then, RPGs had actual gameplay, not some cutscene-fest like modern day Final Fantasy crap where you play for 60 minutes and end up watching B-movies for 60 hours.

As for the Android version, I'm not getting it. Already own the Nintendo DS version that got released a few years ago. Don't really have that much free time for such an engrossing game these days anyway.

Edited 2012-10-29 17:22 UTC

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RE[2]: Comment by MOS6510
by MOS6510 on Mon 29th Oct 2012 17:50 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by MOS6510"
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2011-05-12

It seems any game that features hit points and some magic can label itself an RPG. For example Infinity Blade is called a RPG while it's just a slice 'em up game.

I have been unable to find an Ultima-like RPG for iOS, even though it should be easy to do one.

A few days ago I started playing Ultima IV on my Mac, it runs in some DOS emulator.

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RE[3]: Comment by MOS6510
by Thom_Holwerda on Mon 29th Oct 2012 18:15 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by MOS6510"
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Get Android. DOS emulators a-plenty ;) .

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RE[4]: Comment by MOS6510
by MOS6510 on Mon 29th Oct 2012 18:28 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by MOS6510"
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2011-05-12

Tempting me to the Dark Side you try, HMMMM!

I have a DOS emulator on my iPad, never really used it for anything. It may even have been pulled from the app store a long time ago.

My plan was to dump Ultima IV in Dropbox and see if it then runs on any Mac. I already printed all the docs on the company printer when no one was looking.

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RE[5]: Comment by MOS6510
by jonoden on Mon 29th Oct 2012 18:38 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by MOS6510"
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No need to do that, GoG has you covered on the Mac compatibility.

http://www.gog.com/en/gamecard/ultima_4

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RE[6]: Comment by MOS6510
by MOS6510 on Mon 29th Oct 2012 18:52 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by MOS6510"
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2011-05-12

Yes! That's were I got my U4. I want to dump it in Dropbox because of the saved game, so I can play at home, bed and work. I assume it saves the game within the emulated app itself so it should run and play fine from Dropbox.

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RE[3]: Comment by MOS6510
by werpu on Tue 30th Oct 2012 19:58 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by MOS6510"
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2006-01-18

It seems any game that features hit points and some magic can label itself an RPG. For example Infinity Blade is called a RPG while it's just a slice 'em up game.

I have been unable to find an Ultima-like RPG for iOS, even though it should be easy to do one.

A few days ago I started playing Ultima IV on my Mac, it runs in some DOS emulator.


Get Avernum Escape from the Pit, it is very Ultimaish.

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RE[4]: Comment by MOS6510
by MOS6510 on Wed 31st Oct 2012 09:00 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by MOS6510"
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2011-05-12

Thanks for the tip!

I watched the trailer, it reminded me of Ultima VI, although the graphics reminded me more of Populous.

Downloading the demo now!

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RE: Comment by MOS6510
by phoenix on Mon 29th Oct 2012 19:52 UTC in reply to "Comment by MOS6510"
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2005-07-11

Even though I'm an Ultima fan the combat system used in SSI's Advanced Dungeons & Dragons games was more fun.


I would absolutely *LOVE*, and even PAY FOR, a modern-day RPG that included proper turn-based combat like the old AD&D/Forgotten Realms games. There's really no better way to handle combat for a party of 6 characters going up against dozens of enemies.

I hate the pseudo-realtime+pause that all the modern RPGs are moving toward.

Seems to me that touchscreen devices would be perfect for this style of game. Yet, no one has come out with one (that I can find, anyway).

Edited 2012-10-29 19:53 UTC

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RE[2]: Comment by MOS6510
by MOS6510 on Mon 29th Oct 2012 21:16 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by MOS6510"
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2011-05-12

There are a few nethack kind of games, but nothing like AD&D or Ultima, which to me seem simpler to make than all those 3D and pseudo-3D games.

The AD&D combat system was very advanced and the battlegrounds were very large. Ultima VI's battle system was nice, but much more limited in attacks 'n' spells although I prefer Ultima's way of moving about (outside of battle) compared to AD&D's 3D dungeons (too lazy to make maps).

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RE[3]: Comment by MOS6510
by phoenix on Mon 29th Oct 2012 23:01 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by MOS6510"
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2005-07-11

Yeah, the fake-3D, first-person perspective of the AD&D games was annoying. But nothing comes close to the battles.

I don't mind the isotonic (sp?) pseudo-3D of the later AD&D games (like Icewind Dale). I just can't stand the realtime combat. It doesn't work for parties of more than 2 characters fighting more than 2 characters. Adding a "pause" feature doesn't make it any better.

I can't believe that no one has remade the old turn-based RPGs for touchscreens. Even NES classics like the Dragon Warrior games would translate well to iOS/Android. And remakes of the AD&D games without the pseudo-FPS travel would port really well.

Alas, it seems we're all doomed to drown in tower defense spinoffs and remakes of gorillas.bas.

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RE[4]: Comment by MOS6510
by Thom_Holwerda on Mon 29th Oct 2012 23:33 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by MOS6510"
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2005-06-29

I don't mind the isotonic (sp?) pseudo-3D of the later AD&D games (like Icewind Dale). I just can't stand the realtime combat. It doesn't work for parties of more than 2 characters fighting more than 2 characters. Adding a "pause" feature doesn't make it any better.


Try Dragon Age: Origins. The manual programming of each individual party member, including the ability to still take control of them if needed, is pure gold (for me).

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RE[5]: Comment by MOS6510
by phoenix on Thu 1st Nov 2012 19:15 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by MOS6510"
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2005-07-11

Hrm, interesting. Might have to find a demo of it to see if my laptop can handle it (it's the only Windows box I have).

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Comment by Drumhellar
by Drumhellar on Mon 29th Oct 2012 19:58 UTC
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I always liked FF6's music much better.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zma2oal2yU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JbXVNKtmWnc
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xpUOrwVMHo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZxB4eO8X9s

Especially when orchestrated:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cvEU79Wwkqs

But, CT is a better game in a lot of ways, and certainly far, far less melodramatic than FF6.

Edited 2012-10-29 20:01 UTC

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About the music...
by Lava_Croft on Mon 29th Oct 2012 20:44 UTC
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2006-12-24

At least Chrono Trigger's music is good enough to get this kind of treatment: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDWkh8e8fpw

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We need desperatedly a sequel...
by enzobelmont on Mon 29th Oct 2012 20:44 UTC
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2006-11-08

Square-Enix: where is chrono trigger 2?

i'm getting old and do not wanna die waiting...

chrono cross was good but, the vg world needs a new chono in the series...

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SNES
by ParadoxUncreated on Mon 29th Oct 2012 20:51 UTC
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SNES II
by ParadoxUncreated on Mon 29th Oct 2012 20:59 UTC
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Awesome!
by Kalessin on Mon 29th Oct 2012 21:09 UTC
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Chrono Trigger is definitely one of the best RPGs of all time. Being able to play it on my Android would be fantastic.

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Phone?
by Savior on Tue 30th Oct 2012 16:06 UTC
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2006-09-02

Has anyone tried it on a phone (as opposed to a tablet)? Does the much smaller screen size make it unplayable? (Should not, the DS's screen is smaller than the screens on today's phones).

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