I want to play Chrono trigger for the first time. I’ve actually played it a bit years ago, but I have no memory of it and didn’t finish it.

So, what the best way to play it snes emulator? I don’t want to do any rom hack kind of stuff as I was the original experience.

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    8 months ago

    Any way you can play it is the best way.

    I personally love the SNES version, many people say the DS version is the definitive, though I dislike the anime cutscenes from the PS1 it includes, the new translation, and the additions they made are awful.

    I’ve heard the PC version has been fixed and is a great way to play it now, as well.

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    7 months ago

    I played it on my phone (SNES version), but I didn’t finish it because of a combination of a frustrating boss fight and crappy phone controls.

    I’ll probably pick it up on Steam and give it another try, preferably on my Steam Deck.

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      7 months ago

      I’m just playing the Ames version on the steam deck. If there are frustrating bosses I think some emulators let you rewind what’s happened.

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        7 months ago

        Yeah, I probably could’ve gotten through it, but the combination of the crappy screen controls, cooldown timer, and difficult boss fight frustrated me. I bailed at the Magus fight, though I think being higher level would’ve helped.

        I think playing on my PC would’ve been a lot less frustrating, so that’s what I recommend. Play it with a keyboard or a controller, not screen controls, though maybe the official app is better.

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          7 months ago

          I loath touch screen controls! I’ll never get into touch screen gaming.

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            7 months ago

            I only did it because it was convenient. I could play laying in bed, on the toilet, or while cooking or whatever. I even used the Steam Link app as well, and played through INSIDE on it. Now I have a Steam Deck, so I use that instead.

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    7 months ago

    Any version aside from the the PSX version (as part of the Final Fantasy Chronicles package) is fine to play. That one has loading pauses, doesn’t make for an optimal experience.

    I’ve also had a few people from the EU tell me the original English script for the game was a bit too “American-ized” for their tastes, in case that’s a potential issue. The DS and later versions all have the revised script.

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    8 months ago

    I beat it on a windows ME emulator my first time, probably 23 years ago or something. Was enjoyable with an ancient crappy controller. Znes blew my mind!

    Beat it earlier this year (and several times in between ) on retroarch on a hacked switch and it was excellent! Especially with the 8bitdo controllers.

    Haven’t tried DS but PS1 load times annoyed me.

    Played it on the Wii virtual console and the classic controller was okay.

    Basically any way you can play it, it’s awesome.

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    8 months ago

    I’ve played a couple of different versions, but honestly the original snes on an emulator is the version I always reach for now.

    I feel like other versions have different set ups or change the way the game looks or feels. but the snes version is consistent and reliable.

    Don’t be like me and buy it on every conceivable platform. lol XD only to find that the snes emulator is the best.

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      7 months ago

      Thanks! I was hoping for an answer like yours. I grew up with the snes and love it when those versions of games are the best.

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        7 months ago

        you’re so welcome! I am happy it is so well loved in it’s old age. 😊

        Have fun!

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    7 months ago

    Chrono Trigger is one of those games that has had little modification through all its iterations. There aren’t crazy differences or additions in any releases as far as I know, so it really comes down to ease of access and stability/smoothness of the game. So really minor differences.

    I don’t know how different the translations or scripts are though.

    That said I played it on release on the SNES so my nostalgia glasses are super rose tinted.

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      7 months ago

      CT Bugfix yeah. Play it on a CRT and you’ve got the best experience IMO

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    7 months ago

    One i don’t see mentioned here is the PS3 digital download of the PS1 version. You can emulate it on RPSC3.

    There’s no benefit to doing so that I’m aware of, and in fact it’s less convenient and probably less efficient than just using a PS1 emulator. But you can do it!

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      7 months ago

      I love this idea. Playing games in the most inefficient way possible. Because we can 😂

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    7 months ago

    Just get the original ROM. The only thing that won’t be true to the actual cart is the old man predicting the races will almost never be right instead of being right every time.

    If you want it to look like it’s on an old CRT, turn on the “scan lines” option in the emulator.