A Fan Made SNES Chrono Trigger Crimson Echoes Cartridge

chrono trigger ceWe’re doing things a bit different this time, guys. Generally, we cover official games made by industry developers and producers. This time, we’re covering Chrono Trigger Crimson Echoes. For those of you who aren’t familiar with CTCE, it’s a fan made snes Chrono Trigger catridge.

CTCE was developed as a not for profit fan project. The international team Kajar Laboratories developed the original ROM hack from coding in Square’s Chrono Trigger. They envisioned CTCE serving as a chapter between the original “Chrono Trigger” and its PS1 sequal, “Chrono Cross.” The actual fan game itself runs off of the “Chrono Trigger” engine and features all of the characters from the original. Not suprisingly, CTCE features many game similarities to original snes game.


Square Enix sent Kajar Laboratories a cease and desist letter (which makes no sense since they made a video game based off of a 1995 game using older technology that in no way limited Square’s current sales). However, Square was too late. Kajar complied with the cease and desist, but many versions of the game were already released on the web. To this day, an original snes catridge of CTCE remains an essential video game collector’s item. That’s why, we’ve decided to compile a list of awesome CTCE ‘Bay listings for you collectors out there. You too can own a video game that’s highly illegal in the eyes of Square Enix!

General eBay search for Chrono Trigger: Crimson Echoes

Chrono Trigger: Crimson Echoes Super Nintendo Boxed CIB Complete


SNES – Chrono Trigger: Chrimson Echoes (High Quality Game Case / Box) *NO GAME*


Snes box lot dbz chrono trigger crimson echoes bahamut lagoon tekken nintendo

Tekken 2 and Bahamut Lagoon thrown in for (basically) the price of CTCE ($85)?! Awesome! Remember, guys. This may be expensive, but these things weren’t mass produced by Square. They’re hand made by independent developers!

Chrono Trigger: Crimson Echoes-Game Storage Case[SNES][C.V]-No Game Included

Beautiful DVD-like case for your custom copy of CTCE!


6 Responses to “A Fan Made SNES Chrono Trigger Crimson Echoes Cartridge”

  1. Only $115 or $125 on gamereproductions.com

  2. I’ve always been kinda irked with these repos that are profitting considering the guys who put the time and effort into the actual rom hacking won’t see a dime

    • I definitely understand the feeling. Although, the creators of CTCE made the game as an not for profit. And, in the eyes of a big company like Square Enix, they’re all breaking copywrite. In the end, we can look at it like this: the programmers make the software (which is free with an emulator) while the repo guys make the hardware cartridge (which obviously isn’t free). The cartridge is really more or less for collectors.

  3. This game is awful. It has less connection to chrono cross which is said seeing as its obviously just a copy of the original chrono trigger

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