Chrono Trigger has arrived for the iPhone and iPod Touch, bringing one of the most popular epic role playing games to iOS.

The game was originally released for the Super Nintendo in 1995. The iOS version features optimized graphics for the Retina display and touch controls. For example, in a battle, you can employ a the “slide and tap” control cut through enemies and select your targets.

Other exclusives include over 50 personnel combo attacks and two areas from the Nintendo DS version of the game: The Dimensional Vortex and the Lost Sanctum.

Created by Square Enix, the makers of Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest, the game naturally centers around its storyline. Chrono, the main character, must go back in time “through the dimensions” to find his friend Marle after an accident occurs with a new invention. As a result, Chrono travels through both the past and the future, an even encounters the end of time.

Chrono Trigger is available in the App Store for $9.99. If that seems a bit pricey for an iOS game, consider the words of a recent commenter on iTunes: “Not only did it revolutionized the RPG genre, it raised the bar so high it hasn’t been beaten since!”

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