Chrono Trigger has taken the number one spot on many "Best Game of All Time" lists and has recently claimed another one, as readers of Weekly Famitsu magazine have cast their vote and declared that it is the best game of the Heisei period.
The Heisei period is the name given to the reign of Emperor Akihito of Japan who ascended to the Chrysanthemum Throne on January 7, 1989. Emperor Akihito is officially abdicating his throne on April 30, 2019, due to his declining health, and will be succeeded by his son, Naruhito, in what will be known as the Reiwa period.
The staff of Weekly Famitsu held a poll among its readers to vote for the best game that was released in the Heisei period (1989-2019) and the number one spot was claimed by Chrono Trigger, which was originally released in 1995.
Chrono Trigger was developed by Squaresoft for the Super Nintendo and was created by some of the best minds in the industry, including Hironobu Sakaguchi (the creator of Final Fantasy), Yuji Horii (the creator of Dragon Quest), and Akira Toriyama (the creator of Dragon Ball). The story of Chrono Trigger involves a group of characters from different time periods joining together in order to prevent an alien lifeform from destroying the world in 1999.
Chrono Trigger is beloved by many fans across the globe, which is why so many people were incensed when Square Enix released an inferior port of the game on Steam. There are many who believe that Chrono Trigger is the best game on the Super Nintendo and that it still holds up today.
Though the fact that The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild almost took the top spot shows that the Weekly Famitsu audience isn't as mired in nostalgia as people might think, Chrono Trigger is a very hard game to beat in terms of the sheer quality of its gameplay and storytelling.