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Chrono Trigger

Chrono Trigger is an RPG developed by Square and first seen on the SNES. With its time-traveling story, action-packed battles, and imaginative fantasy world, it’s no surprise the game quickly rose to become a much loved classic. Beyond the game itself, however, is its unprecedented soundtrack.

Yasunori Mitsuda composed much of the music heard in-game. His tireless passion to produce moving game music was not unnoticed. Initially a sound programmer, Mitsuda demanded to be allowed to compose or he threatened to leave Square. He eventually got his way and to prove himself, he put in many long nights for Chrono Trigger’s soundtrack. During development of the game, he once lost all his work when his hard drive failed. At one point, Mitsuda even became ill when he developed stomach ulcers. But none of this deterred him.

Today, we have the beautiful soundtrack we know. Despite the game’s release in 1995 and on the limited capabilities of the SNES, Chrono Trigger’s music is still heralded as some of the best video game music ever.
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