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NW Epic Center: Chrono Trigger: FINAL WEEK
* * * * * Chrono Trigger - Week 5 * * * * *

(Plain English: Scroll down to the bottom of the "OP" if you're lagging behind for previous weeks)


i Okami Club
ii Fire Emblem Club

Epic Center:
01 Ogre Battle
24 Secret of Mana
39 Phantasy Star IV (cont'd)
67 Earthbound (cont'd)
99 Breath of Fire II (cont'd)
110 Paper Mario (cont'd)
123 Golden Sun (cont'd)
136 Chrono Trigger


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Hello, true believers! Welcome to Negative World's newest RPG-centric Club Hub, springing off the heels of the Fire Emblem Club. Way back when, Nintendo Power introduced a monthly walkthrough / in depth Role Play Game section (right around the beefiest SNES RPG era), but since they aren't around anymore to use it, Negative World will bring it out of the ashes, dust it off, and roll with it (two things of note: #1, this is not in reaction to Nintendo Force Magazine at all -- I know that because I thought of it in the shower this morning, so THERE; and #2, I just looked up "Epic Center RPG" on Yahoo, and there is apparently another RPG-based site that has that, ugh. I guess we're looking at a "Ghostbusters" / "Real Ghostbusters" thing now... Whatever..).

For anyone who grew playing SNES RPGs, and were a fan of them, they surely resonated to the point where they still hold office as some of your favorite games of your entire videogame life, systems, generations, and decades later. The NW Epic Center (run primarily by myself, with the aid of some special friends occasionally) will help to expose some of those games that didn't quite get the recognition they deserved, and also to relive some of the greatest games EVER as we play through them again -- together -- and open up a whole new dialogue on these lost treasures.

Next up..

Chrono Trigger is held by many (myself included) as The Greatest RPG of All Time, pun not intended. It is a benchmark title in the genre, and even after 20 years the game is discussed daily and held in high regard, even in the face of juiced-up, HD "masterpieces." Is simpler sometimes better? Sure, but we're not talking "Dragon Warrior" simple here; we're talking 16-bit perfection at its finest. I'm personally a bit worried about pursuing this game once more; it's been a long time since my last jog through it, and I'm afraid I might have the rosiest pair of glasses that any shot of nostalgia could ever produce. We find out later this month, for better or for worse. (C'mon, it's gonna be fine -- we're talking Chrono Trigger here!! THE BEST, JERRY, THE BEST!!)

Sunday, August 30th marks the start of Week 1 (if you prefer to start your own quest AFTER Sunday, like Monday, or Tuesday, or Wednesday, thats fine!). Golden Sun ran 6 Weeks. GameDadGrant will be our DUNGEON MASTER for this one, and we figure the playthrough to run about the same length. Less than two months. I'm told the total quest should last you between 20 and 30 hours.

See ya soon!!


Dungeon Master: GameDadGrant

You Did It! Chrono Trigger Complete:
Mop it up

Week 4 Complete:

Week 3 Complete:
Mr_Mustache (and Mrs_Mustache!)

Week 2 Complete:
Dark weres

Week 1 Complete:


Week 1
Week 2
Week 3
Week 4
Week 5


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Posted: 12/22/12, 00:24:09  - Edited by 
 on: 10/31/15, 03:51:49
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Week 3 has been started.
Posted: 02/18/14, 01:17:58

Yeah, its cool, I'm not faulting you or anything. Just something that maybe less explorative people would maybe miss. I went into the library area first before turning around and saying "what else is in here.." And I did a bunch of stuff in the sewer, nice knowing that there are some relatively easy guys to kill there who still pay out.

--I was messing around in the Woods a little bit but didn't stumble on any; are the Badges easy to find? Maybe I just haven't been deep enough. I'll take a much closer look later.
Posted: 02/18/14, 01:22:52

They're in the center of a few of the circles of trees that make up the forest. What I mean is that the forest is made up of rooms containing circular groups of trees and grass that you have to walk around. In a few of the rooms, you're able to enter the center of these circles. The magical seed is located inside one of these circles that are on the way to the mansion. The two badges require you to go one room off of the path to find them. So if you normally have to go right at a given point to get to the mansion, the badge might require you to go left.. Here's a map. Does that make sense?
Posted: 02/18/14, 02:01:26

I'll look around and check the map later, thanks. I appreciated the desert map. Usually I just search for everything, but I've done this game before, this is like the victory lap or something.

(I spent my first 25 Star Pieces and picked up the Power Plus Badge, woo-hoo!)
Posted: 02/18/14, 02:18:19
Is there any reward for that pig thing in Toad Town?
Posted: 02/18/14, 02:19:19  - Edited by 
 on: 02/18/14, 02:20:20

I'm glad I could help. Let me know if the badge is worth it. I've been saving my star pieces for the Peekaboo badge. That's the one that shows you enemy health. I tend to place a lot of value in knowing an enemy's life in RPGs.


I've spent 13 years of my life wondering the same thing. No joke. I have no idea what the point of that is. Every time I play this game I give those little pigs a chance and every time I regret it.


According to the Mario Wiki, the pen can only hold ten pigs. When you add an eleventh, the first one runs away and leaves an item. Entering the cage to get this item will cause all of the pigs to run away. The items despawn quickly, so you can only get one or two at a time. Huh.
Posted: 02/18/14, 02:43:25

Me, too. Thats why my little Goomba friend accompanies me first in all new areas, haha!

And yeah, I think I dig it already. With that and a Power Smash (Badge) from the Hammer, I'm doing 7 damage.

The Pigs...ohhhhhhh....so. You want to make them run away so they drop items???
Posted: 02/18/14, 02:45:51

You want to fill the pen to max capacity (10) and then add more. When number 11 enters, number 1 leaves and drops an item. When you go to get that item, they'll all run away and drop nothing. So yes, you want them to run away, but not because you scared them away.
Posted: 02/18/14, 03:05:13

Is there a specifically awesome item we should be waiting for? I'm not going in there for a Tasty Tonic.
Posted: 02/18/14, 03:14:02

The items are decent, but even the best ones aren't really worth the 110 coin minimum. You can get all of them elsewhere. The two best items- ones that restore 50 HP or 50 FP- might be worthwhile if you're guaranteed to find them, but their chances of appearing aren't very good. So the answer is no.
Posted: 02/18/14, 03:26:48  - Edited by 
 on: 02/18/14, 03:28:03

No badges or permanents? (or "Rares" / I forgot what they're called)
Posted: 02/18/14, 04:03:25
So they do absolutely nothing? Great, wasted 110 coins.
Posted: 02/18/14, 04:09:57
I never bothered with the piggies, seems like such a waste of coins when so many badges are available for purchase.
Posted: 02/18/14, 06:16:11
Just finished week three. The area leading up to the boss was easier than I remembered and I found the level design overall to be better than I recalled. And the new partner is great.
Posted: 02/19/14, 05:31:17
I like the idea behind the forest, but it could stand to be a little less obvious which path is the correct one. Like the hidden areas, for example, the clues for those is more subtle.
Posted: 02/20/14, 23:58:24
Just finished up 3.
Posted: 02/22/14, 06:03:34
This was kind of a quiet week...
Posted: 02/22/14, 22:42:03
@Mop it up

..Are you through Week 3? Not sure where the bottom half of our group went.
Posted: 02/23/14, 01:26:11
I haven't touched it. I was out of town the first part of the week and life's been a stressful and busy ride since. I'll tackle 3 and 4 this week.
Posted: 02/23/14, 04:18:58

It seems like Pokefreak has at least started chapter 3. Gamewizard dissapeared as soon as we started and hasn't responded to the message I sent him earlier this week. Koovaps mentioned something about doing week one and two this monday. Don't know how that went. I don't know about Mop or Hammerlord either.
Posted: 02/23/14, 04:29:56
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