The soundtrack of Chrono Trigger is among the greatest in video games. There are so many outstanding tracks that help to make this RPG so memorable. The most impressive feature is the ability of the music to convey many different time periods as the story progresses. These are my top 5 songs from Chrono Trigger:
As soon as this song plays you are filled with the feeling of heroism. If perfectly defines the character of Frog and his fight for justice. It is such a passionate and energetic piece of music and is truly the best track in the game.
This song is played when the party visits the mystical kingdom of Zeal. It’s unique sound captures the mysterious and almost sacred atmosphere of the location and gives the feeling of native music from an ancient civilisation.
As the main track of the game, it’s prominent melody represents many themes found throughout the story. It is inspirational and uplifting and when it kicks into full gear conveys the spirit of adventure and hope.
The first few notes are instantly recognisable as you wonder through the world of 600 A.D. The song is calming, but also has a hint of dark themes and fits the Middle Ages time setting quite well. It starts off slow, but builds into a peaceful melody that is easy to hum along to.
The confrontation with Magus is an epic battle in the game and after all the anticipation I could not have hoped for a more perfect accompaniment of music. As the song builds, it creates suspense before unleashing into a frantic melody for the upcoming duel.