Final Fantasy Chronicles (PS1, 2001)
The second compilation released for the Playstation 1, Final Fantasy Chronicles was different because it included Final Fantasy 4 and Chrono Trigger. Final Fantasy 4 was originally released as Final Fantasy 2 for the SNES. Chrono Trigger was also released for the SNES and was a welcome addition to the package being a great game on its own.
More About Final Fantasy 4
The elite air force of Baron had successfully stolen the Water Crystal under the command of captain Cecil Harvey. On the return trip, Cecil and his knights started questioning what they were doing and their king for ordering them to steal the crystal from the Mysidians. Furious with Cecil, the king strips him of his title as captain and orders him and Kain to head to the village of Mist.
Final Fantasy 4 was the game that introduced the Active Time Battle system that allowed characters to attack when their attack gauge filled. The player’s party can have up to five characters being the first game to feature more than a four party team. There’s a total of 12 playable characters.
More About Chrono Trigger
At the Millenial Fair, Crono and Marle watch as Lucca and her father show off their teleporter. Marle decides to volunteer to test it out. Little does she know that the pendant she’s wearing causes a reaction with the teleporter creating a time portal and is drawn into it. Crono and Lucca quickly figure out how to recreate the portal and go after Marle.
Chrono Trigger’s development team featured Hironobu Sakaguchi, creator of Final Fantasy, Yuji Horii, creator of Dragon Quest, and Akira Toriyama the artist behind Dragon Quest and Dragon Ball. Featuring multiple endings, a unique battle system, an amazing story and artwork, Chrono Trigger is considered to be one of the best games of all time. Which is great, because the game also featured time travel!