Hold L + R and press Select + Start.
A new option will appear after completing the game for the first time. Use this option and load a saved game to restart with items obtained in the previous game. Complete this special game to view an alternate ending sequence.
To see dialogue from Chrono himself, choose the new game plus feature after completing the game for the first time. Defeat Lavos after Schala opens the seal on the door leading to the throne room. Before you go through the door, return and defeat Lavos to see Chrono scold Marle and Lucca for admiring men instead of showing a slide show.
There are about twenty different endings in the game.
To see an alternate ending which features Frog marrying Queen Leene, complete the game. After just saving the Queen go to Lavos by any way you can. If you defeat Lavos a sequence with Leene marrying Glenn, and Marle being a toad princess will appear.
Go to New Game+ and start with your best data and go to the fair. Then, go to Lucca’s invention. Go to the pod to the right and you will fight Lavos alone as Chrono, but with all your stats and weapons from your old data. If you defeat him, you should see three people in a castle. After you talk to all three of them you should see what is the End of Time place with weird characters. However, these are the creators of the game in disguise. The time portals lead to more places with the staff.
While fighting any form of Lavos at any time, instead of killing it, let it kill you. This will result in the world turing into an apocalyptic wasteland (according to the storyline), and show a hidden game scene involving two soldiers informing a man about Lavos’ appearance.This is considered one of the many alternate endings.
There is a hidden ending that features a development room if you complete the game on your first attempt. You wll fight and defeat the Lavos Shell, Lavos, and Lavos Core, immediately after the queen calls Lavos into being in 12,000 BC. This would be the first attack on Lavos ever in the game.
Deleted saved games:
Enter the save game file selection screen. Highlight the saved game to delete then press Start + Select on controller two, then confirm your selection.
Hint: New Game+:
To get New Game+, you must complete the game by defeating Lavos through the Black Omen. After the game ends, reset to get the Game+ option to appear. When you choose ‘New Game+’, you will be asked which save file you want to start with. Choose one of the three files and the game will start from the beginning. You will start the game at the same level, and with all of your spells and items that you had before. This option lets you play through to get each of the ten different endings. In a New Game+, a teleport (the Lavos Gate) directly to Lavos will appear in the right telepod of Lucca’s invention at Leene Square. Depending upon when you enter this gate and defeat Lavos, you will get different endings
Hint: Poyozo doll, Clone, and a cat for every character:
Go to Bekkler’s lab with any character except and win an award.
Hint: Easy tech points:
While you have Crono or Magus in your party, go to Giants Claw and find a room with three switches. There will be one in front of you, one to the left, and one to the right. Push the switch on the right to fight ‘Leapers’ that you can kill easily with Lighting 2 and earn 30 or more tech points. After they die, walk out then reenter the room and repeat the process.
Hint: Defeating Lavos:
There are three battles with Lavos, the Lavos Shell, Inner Lavos, and the Lavos Core (although it is named Lavos until the Lavos Core). To defeat the Lavos Shell, use Dual Techs and strong moves that can do 3,500 or more points of damage per hit and it should die quickly. To defeat Inner Lavos, use strong moves such as Luminare, Flare, or Dark Matter to kill his arms so that it cannot use the move ‘Laser Beam/Doors Of Doom Open’. This move will almost kill everyone in your party if they are not a high level. Next, use strong Dual Techs such as Flare Frog, Fire Whirl (Lucca and Ayla), or Spire to finish him off. He does not have any strong attacks. The Lavos Core will use the strongest magic in the game, such as Dreamless (the strongest magic attack), Grand Stone (the strongest physical attack), Evil Star, Crying Heavens/Hidden Blow, Invading light, and spells/random effects. To defeat the Lavos Core, use Crono’s Confusion on the left Lavos Bit twice so that the other two bits are exposed to strong magic at techs. It is recommended you use Flare Frog, Luminare, and a Megalixer every time it uses ‘Evil Star’ or ‘Grand Stone’ and it should eventually die.
Hint: Defeating Magus:
When first fighting Magus after getting Glenn back, run down the stairs making all the bats follow you. Fight them, go in Magus’ door, and leave. Run back up the stairs and fight the bats, then leave and do it again. Doing this several times will let you get Luminaire, plus all the other characters’ last tech spell. Also you can get all the second or thirrd techs up to that point before the fight with Magus.
Glitch: Save anywhere:
In Giants Claw or Tyrono Fortress there are a few switches. One activates a save point, one starts a battle, and one makes part of the floor disappear. First activate the save point, then make the floor disappear. Go to the top of the left hole, jump off and press A just as you go onto it. Save and continue. If done correctly, you should be able to save anywhere except in battles until the system is turned off.
On the cartridge label, Marle is using Fire magic instead of Ice.
Glitch: Robo reappears:
There is an optional mission to revive the forest in 600 A.D. To do this you must leave Robo behind, go to the present time, and pick him up after his work is done. If you do not pick him up, he should be in Fiona’s Shrine in the present forever. However as soon as you complete the game, he is there with you.
Glitch: Computer reference:
In A.D. 2300, Lucca calls a device a computer. Because she is from 1000 A.D., there is no way she could know what a computer is.
Glitch: Ayla’s name:
Have Ayla as the middle person in your party, and have her named anything other than Ayla. After Crono leaves the party, you must get the clone of Crono in order to bring him back. After going to Norstein Bekkler and doing the Mimic Game, return to Crono’s house to get the doll from Crono’s mother. Ayla will step up, and will say ‘Ayla need to borrow this’ no matter what you named her (for example, ‘Kitty: Ayla need to borrow this!’).
Glitch: Invisible Lucca:
Due to a glitch with the walk through walls cheat, you can easily leave Lucca behind from the prison break. As you run through past the chancellor and down the stairs, exit as normal. However, when Marle joins you to leave notice that Lucca ran into the castle to save you, but eventually does not meet up with you. You can still continue as if she existed, but she may not return until the end even though she still talks.
Glitch: Two Robos in one location:
After allowing Robo to help Fiona replant the forest, go back to 400 A.D. with Robo in your party. The Robo working on the trees will still be there while the one in your party will be following you.