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What are the main differences between the SNES and DS versions of Chrono Trigger?

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OMG, I LOVED CHRONO TRIGGER! –  Jarrod Dixon Jul 8 '10 at 3:47
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Good question ... I always wanted to know ... –  alFador Jul 8 '10 at 6:14
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@Jarrod "loved"? past tense? what made you stop? –  Kip Jul 8 '10 at 14:01
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@Kip my SNES died about 14 years ago and I sold all my games :( –  Jarrod Dixon Jul 8 '10 at 16:27
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Here is a post on Gamespot listing some differences. Some examples:

  • "The addition of a DS style combat system, which simply moves the commands from the top screen into the bottom screen, clearing up the screen a bit"
  • "New items. If you thought Rainbow was ridiculous there's a new sword for Crono that's more powerful and has a 90% critical hit rate."
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Can you please put the entire list in your answer, including the spoiler changelist with sufficient warning that it features spoilers? –  Christian Jul 29 '10 at 21:32
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The main differences are:

  • All the PS1 version movies are included
  • New control scheme for DS
  • Minimap added
  • Encyclopedia added:
    • Items
    • Monsters
    • Art
    • Maps
    • Endings
  • New content:
    • Several new dungeons and sidequests
    • Monster battle arena
    • 1 new ending
    • Items
    • Monsters & Bosses
  • New translation
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