Hello! Let’s all tread together the treacherous path of the final day of the work week joined by some great music!
One of the best (and for some THE best) RPGs from the Super Nintendo era is absolutely Chrono Trigger, by Squaresoft (now Square Enix). A group of young adventurers accidentally end up in the past and while trying to get back to the present they end up in a future where everything has been destroyed by an alien called Lavos. They vow to go back in time and stop this power from destroying their world. Excellent characters, fascinating scenarios and a killer soundtrack makes this one of the brightest gems in the crown of the Super Nintendo.
The track “To Far Away Times” is the theme of one of the game’s endings (it had like a dozen endings – one of which was triggered by losing during the final boss battle). I won’t spoil the events that happen during this particular ending but it was a truly beautiful thing.
Trigger eventually got a sequel during the Playstation days called Chrono Cross, and that game also had one of the best soundtracks of the generation. Maybe a topic for another Music Friday? *wink*