Chrono Trigger is an action role-playing game in which players travel through time to save the world from evil alien forces. Players can select armor, swords and lightning bolts to aid them in their attacks against creatures encountered along the way. One scene depicts a conveyor belt that leads into a machine; characters don't come out the other side, and there is a screaming sound effect. Brief blood sprays appear when a giant snake is split in half in the opening animated scene. Characters 'hiccup,' burp, and slur their speech after imbibing spirits during a drinking contest. Dialogue sometimes includes sexual innuendo (e.g., "time for a spanking," "let me show you a good time," and "he can have dozens of girlfriends...or boyfriends").