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Chrono Trigger Promotional Store Video Ripped!
« on: December 03, 2020, 05:18:57 pm »
We acquired this video via Yahoo Japan auctions last month. It's a VHS tape that would've played on repeat in a video game store, showing gameplay from Chrono Trigger and Front Mission. The Chrono Trigger portion seems to have been recorded using the Prerelease build, or possible a build in between, as it contains the Prerelease version of the Lavos eruption sprite. The only other interesting part I caught was the exploration of Magus's Lair—the party finds Magus, but the battle doesn't start (obviously this event was disabled; can't recall if that's how it is in the Prerelease as well).

The most exciting find with this tape, however, is that it plays A Premonition, Chrono Trigger, Secret of the Forest, and Battle 1 as they would've originally sounded before downsampling/conversion to Super Famicom/SNES hardware. These versions are potentially how Yasunori Mitsuda and Nobuo Uematsu heard them before they were placed into the game. Check them out! Also check out the Front Mission video if you're a fan of that series; I sadly don't know enough about it.



Big thanks to Hidden Palace for alerting me to the auction.

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Re: Chrono Trigger Promotional Store Video Ripped!
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2020, 03:46:17 pm »
That would be cool to see. 

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Re: Chrono Trigger Promotional Store Video Ripped!
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2020, 11:08:35 pm »
What a great find! The music is indeed very interesting. I wonder if any of those original sound files still exist?

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Re: Chrono Trigger Promotional Store Video Ripped!
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2020, 09:36:53 am »
Pretty crazy hearing these as originally mixed; I had never even considered the downsampling  when compiling all the data and cramming into the cartridge.

The Battle I theme especially threw me for a loop hearing it here in it's original glory.

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Re: Chrono Trigger Promotional Store Video Ripped!
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2020, 12:33:54 pm »
Huh. Neat.

Hmm, I'll say... for the Battle Theme at least actually fits better after conversion. In it's original state it sounds so... otherworldly, and with the slower pace... not something fitting for what would be common battle theme. Still, original version sounds great in itself.

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Re: Chrono Trigger Promotional Store Video Ripped!
« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2020, 03:50:08 am »
This is a fantastic find. I feel a rush of emotions watching this.

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Re: Chrono Trigger Promotional Store Video Ripped!
« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2020, 01:43:04 am »
That is so neat!!! WOOOOOO! Now all we need is someone to remake the music to sound more like this. Haha.

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Re: Chrono Trigger Promotional Store Video Ripped!
« Reply #7 on: December 18, 2020, 03:56:54 pm »
Now THAT is a cool find.

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Re: Chrono Trigger Promotional Store Video Ripped!
« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2021, 06:45:08 pm »
These are amazing. Such a unique sound to them. The saxophone is nice. But when the battle starts... those drums and that bass? Yesss.