It’s good to see a game like Chrono Trigger getting more acclaim and praise 24 years later. According to a Famitsu poll (via Siliconera), the Squaresoft JRPG was voted the best game in the Heisei period.

This was followed by The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and NieR: Automata at 2nd and 3rd place respectively. The poll had 7,158 readers participating in it.

Here’s what Famitsu readers are saying about the aforementioned games:

NieR: Automata (205 votes)



  • “No game has ever moved me as much.” (Male, teens)
  • “This game made me understand feelings that can’t be described by words.” (Female, 20s)

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (209 votes)



  • “It felt as if I were living in this land called Hyrule.” (Male, 20s)
  • “The wonders of being able to go as far as the eyes can see.” (Female, 50s)

Chrono Trigger (230 votes)




  • “It’s a masterpiece with everything from story, scenario, and music that has yet to fade.” (Male, 30s)
  • “Going on an adventure beyond time with Crono (protagonist) and the others is a memory that I’ll never forget for the rest of my life.” (Female, 30s)



For context, Japan is transitioning from the Heisei period into the Reiwa period starting 1st May 2019. The Heisei period started in 8 January, 1989.

In addition, Square Enix is releasing a Chrono Trigger Original Soundtrack Blu-ray music disc on 10 July. The Blu-ray will feature 60 songs with videos of iconic moments and memorable scenes from the title.


Sounds cool! The best part? The bundle will also have a traditional soundtrack in mp3 form. It’s available for pre-ordering now at Square Enix’s e-store and Amazon Japan.

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