New Game Plus and Continue Plus in Chrono Cross.

Chrono Cross: New Game+

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Now that you’ve beaten the game, you can access New Game+ and Continue+, which will allow you to start a New Game or Continue with all of your previous stats, levels, equipment, and elements. There are a couple of drawbacks. You don’t start immediately with all of your previous characters, and you don’t start with the following items:

  • Mastermune
  • Master Hammer
  • Einlanzer (1 or 2)
  • Hero’s Sword
  • Hero’s Shield
  • Hero’s Medal
  • Blue Brooch
  • Dragoon’s Honor
  • Memento Pendant
  • Star Fragment
  • Chrono Cross
  • All of the Summons you have acquired
  • All of the Level 7 Techs you have acquired
  • All of the Key Items (except for the three below)

Or anything else that needs to trigger an event that we may have forgotten.

You do start the game with three items: Time Egg, Time Shifter, and Relief Charm.

The Time Egg allows you to go to Opassa Beach and fight the Time Devourer anytime you want for different endings. You’ll get this when Serge first wakes up in Arni.

There is one way to keep Harle in your party. You must be in New Game+ or Continue+. You must beat the TimeDevourer before she leaves your party. This will allow you to recall her when you go to the Temporal Vortex for the second time, along with all of your previous party members.

The Time Shifter allows you to slow down or speed up the game by pressing L2 and R2.

The Relief Charm allows you to put someone in Serge’s spot for battle.

There’s another thing we love about Continue+. If you saved your end save in a different spot as we told you to, use the Continue+ on your very last save before you fought the Time Devourer, and you’ll have double the items! Beat him, save it on another file, and keep doing this until you have as many items as you want! This works as long as you never alter your original save without a Continue+!

Here in New Game+, you can now battle a certain troublesome trio at the Bend of Time. You may know who we mean. If not, go on anyway.

Bend of Time

Bend of Time
Our Party: Serge (White), Kid (Red), Glenn (Green)/Karsh (Green)
Bosses: Ossie (Green), Flea (Red), Slash (Blue)

Go northwest and enter the door that was previously locked. Talk to the gigantic blob here. It will tell you to run three laps, so run those three laps clockwise. After those three, it’ll disappear and three people will come in. You’ll face the Three Mystical Knights, Ozzie, Flea, and Slash, our favorite enemies from Chrono Trigger.

Have your best Prism Equipment on, and make sure to have the Forget-me-not Pots on your characters. If you only have two, put Sprigg in your party. These guys are MUST HAVE Doppelgangs. You should have two or three Red Brooches, one for each character.

Boss: Ozzie, Flea, Slash

Just use physical attacks the whole time. First, take out Ozzie, then Slash, and finally Flea. Just don’t let Ozzie use his Max Defense tech, because you won’t be able to inflict any damage on them for a while. If he does use it, then defend for a long time until they decide to wake up.

Flea will use The Stare, but it shouldn’t affect you too much if you have those Red Brooches on. Slash will use Omega Attacks, but they aren’t nearly as powerful as the ones used by the previous bosses.

You can steal a Third Eye from Slash, Winged Boots from Flea, and an #Antidote from Ozzie.

Just have fun!

After that, the blob will tell you to lap around the room to match the number in his head. You can only get three hints, and you’ll get four guesses. My number was 18, then the next game it was 8, then the next game it was 12, so it is random. If you mess up, leave the room and try again. When you finally succeed, you’ll receive the Dreamer’s Sarong. It will start your element grid at level 8 in battle.