So I was going down a rabbit hole of YouTube videos that I’ll get more into further down this post, when I suddenly had the temptation to search for “Chrono Trigger Rap” and was really surprised what I discovered.
I came across Richie Branson’s Bring Back Chrono –
He hosts his own videos.
YouTube member, Narutokun11, was kind enough to transcribed the lyrics :
If I could travel back in time, like a VHS and rewind
Way before I decided to write my very first rhyme
I’d set my destination back to 1995 when the Super NES was in it’s prime
While everybody waited in line for NBA Live
I was on the grind saving up every quarter and dime
And Chrono Trigger was the game I decided to buy
When I saw that GamePro gave it 5/5
First RPG I ever played, my friends thought it meant Rocket Propelled Grenade
Asking when you coming out to play, used to tell ’em to wait
Cuz I had to save the world from a hell of a fate
So I would time travel
Through many different eras in my Wings of Time and engage in Active Time Battle
Slaughtering each and every opponent like cattle with no hassle
All in the name of Guardia Castle.
I really wish that they would bring back Chrono
And Luca, and Magus, and Marle, and Robo
And Ayla, and Frog so you know we never solo
Triple Tech Attack to anybody sayin YOLO
Best flow ever bout the best game ever
Bet you can’t name a recent game made better
I’m reminiscing on the Squaresoft era
Killing beasts in the name of world peace, no meta.
I remember being broke without a thing
Nothing to my name but a pocket full of change, but
All I had was video games, yeah, all I had was video games
Yo I used to play Chrono Trigger each and every day
Hoping that the world would not refuse to change. Why?
Cuz all I had was video games, yeah, all I had was video games.
I never would have thought that when my age was older
That I would rhyme about time machines instead of Range Rovers
I’m killing tracks like I used to kill Fiend Soldiers
No New Game+ it’s game over
I wish I could go back in time and save Left Eye,
And Tupac, and the notorious guy from Bed-Stuy
I’m old school I guess you can call me Reptite
Everything I spit is truth, gotta keep my rep tight
I meant keep a tight reputation
Despite the fact that my rhymes have gamer motivations
I used to play Chrono Trigger with a lot of patience
Played every port from DS to Playstation
If I could say one thing to Square Enix,
I’d tell them resurrect Chrono Trigger like a Phoenix
Down, and if that happened then I would think I’m dreaming
And then I’d get excited and vomit like Willie Beamen.
You can find his YouTube page here –
I also liked his song 1999 A.D. (Otaku King III) –
He was interviewed on Street’s Corner, San Antonio Spotlight –
wherein he debuted his song “Level Up” which is also quite good.
He released an album in 2013 (how did I not know this!?!) titled, From Guardia with Love.
All the proceeds from the album went to a great charity, Extra Life.
You can learn more about the charity here –
I’m not sure if you buy the album –
if the proceeds still go to Extra Life but it is still worth a download.
So great that someone was inspired from one of my favorite games of all time and still being inspired by it today to create amazing songs.
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For the past few nights, I’ve been having trouble sleeping, I’ve been looking up end songs to some of my favorite RPGs over the years.
Legend of Mana –
Thanks to Whoomp VIdya Gaems, for hosting the video!
Song of Mana is sung by Annika Ljungberg.
Star Ocean 2 –
Thanks to Hells616 for hosting this video!
I had like eight save files just so I can play with all the characters and have legitimate teams. I’m sure I four Claude teams and four Rena teams. I want to say I stuck with Rena’s side more, she had Dias.
Man, that’s the game I started my gaming food of yogurt cover raisins and apple juice and just play into the wee hours of the morning. Oh, to be a kid again! Now, I just obsess over my old RPGs, wish that I could play them again and relive the adventure.
That reminded me of Star Ocean 3 : Till The End of Time –
Thanks to Xygor for hosting both videos.
The second one features the song, The Small Bird That Forgot How To Fly” (飛び方を忘れた小さな鳥, Tobikata Wo Wasureta Chiisana Tori) by Misia. Thanks to the Wikipedia page for providing that sentence.
How great is Nel Zelpher in that game? She’s simply the best! I remember buying a game guide for this game and finding out ahead of time that there is a way to not recruit her and I was super worried about messing that up. As I really wanted to keep her on my team, she was by far the best character.
Look at those sweet moves! Thanks to MeykTaruka for hosting that video! Sadly, YouTube doesn’t just have scores of scores of videos about Nel.
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Last night, I was watching these videos, and jumped from those videos to my excitement of FLCL getting brought back for a second and third season. So I thought I’ll look up FLCL best moments or something, to relive the story without having to watch all six episodes. Which I’ve done and I love that show, like crazy, but I didn’t have it available to watch super late at night.
Unfortunately, I didn’t see any videos that really had a Top 10 Moments or anything.
I did find this video –
Thanks to akidearest for hosting her video. I was surprised I only knew like three items on there.
Her comment about the Pillows’ music video for Ride On Shooting Star, made me want to watch that video.
Thanks to KING RECORDS for hosting that video.
That video is all types of nuts!
Gosh, I just love the Pillows and can’t believe I haven’t actually seen them before. They are coming back for the additional two seasons, as well.
Then I looked up Pillows English Song and wasn’t surprised they hadn’t recorded any songs in English (why would they, they are amazing!) but somehow I went from that search to Chrono Trigger Rap. Then I made this post!
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Typing about my love for that game, MatPat over at his Game Theory YouTube channel has created two Chrono Trigger videos –
Is Chrono Trigger ‘s Time Travel Accurate?
Now, this was his very first video, so the humor is there but the production isn’t quite there. But there is a charm there that one can (and did) build an empire on top of.
The other video is Chrono Trigger Retells the Bible!?!
Which I hadn’t seen until last night.
MatPat’s channel name is, The Game Theorists
A while back, I came across the Completionist’s video for Chrono Trigger, as it was his 200th completed game –
and spent some time going through his channel afterwards. I like him too but I haven’t played nearly enough games that he has but he has covered quite a few that I’ve played.
His channel is, That One Video Gamer
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Which finally, brings me to Chrono Cross.
If you want to lose a week’s worth of your life, please check out this incredible website –
So much thinking and thoughts have gone into and out of that website!
Here is Chrono Cross’ Final Song –
Thanks to BigTimeHacker for hosting the song.
The song is Radical Dreamers – Unstolen Jewel, sung by Norko Mitose.
Which the visuals there made me want to watch a gameplay footage video. Instead of following that instinct, I choose to see if anyone wanted to try to explain to me the timelines for Chrono Cross, as I felt like that’s what YouTube should be for, explaining timelines in video games from 2000.
Thanks for hosting the video, Terracorrupt!
So that was pretty much like two hours of thoughts. Then, of course, I was writing this post in my head, and that’s when I feel asleep.
This post a little longer than I was originally expecting to make it but I sort of wanted to get all of my thoughts on Chrono Trigger out of the way. Well, the thoughts that got me down the YouTube rabbit hole, anyway, as I could talk about the game for hours.
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Last night, I discovered that Richie Branson is on Pandora, so you can hear his music there, if you would like.