Trinity Trigger Review (Nintendo Switch OLED)

For our Trinity Trigger Review, where we get caught in the middle of a divine clash of epic proportions that has left gigantic weapons towering over the landscape, Cyan and newfound allies Elise and Zantis set out on a quest to save the world…and defy the gods. Claim your fate in this fantastical adventure inspired by classic JRPGs.

Trinity Trigger Review Pros:

  • Decent graphics.
  • 2.9GB download size.
  • English or Japanese voice.
  • 3 save slots and a fourth autosave.
  • Minimap can be turned on and off.
  • English or Japanese text.
  • Action RPG gameplay.
  • Cutscenes and interactions are a mix of animated shorts and in-game scenes.
  • Brilliant voice work.
  • Powerful soundtrack.
  • 90s aesthetic.
  • Tutorial pop-ups as you play.
  • Full 3D world.
  • Consumables have four types – HP, status ailments, buffs, and boosts. Handy radial menu for quick selection.
  • Walking in one direction for a set time causes your character to run.
  • Handy shiny notifications of Interactive points.
  • Runs at a fast pace.
  • Auto-advance text conversations button.
  • Can skip the cutscenes.
  • Shrines act as save points.
  • The mini-map will show how many remaining treasure chests are in the current area.
  • Buy and sell items/resources at shops in towns.
  • Full crafting mechanic where you need recipes, materials, and cash.
  • Overall the game is snappy from clicking menus to moving around.
  • Stamina-based hack-and-slash combat. When stamina is gone you do hardly any damage.
  • Earn EXP from fighting and completing tasks, leveling up replenishes your health.
  • Items can drop from enemies and parts of the world like pots and bushes.
  • Feels modern yet old-school.
  • You see the enemy walking around and fighting takes place in real-time.
  • Dodging is self-explanatory but if you dodge at the perfect time you get to automatically refill your stamina gauge.
  • Set up your shortcut radial menu.
  • The encyclopedia fills in with enemies as you defeat them, reviewing them shows their weaknesses and drop rates and what items they drop.
  • Do combo attacks for bonus damage.
  • Red shrines can be found in dungeons and these can heal you aswel as save.
  • Weapon aura is where your weapon turns into flames and does crazy damage. Full the bar by fighting and near-miss dodging. This is all handled with your familiar called Flamme.
  • Trigger strikes are where your weapon starts glowing and then does a one-off big attack.
  • Big boss encounters.
  • Earn and equip Manatite charms to change stats and buffs on weapons and gear.
  • Enemies and items like crates, boxes, and shrubs respawn when you leave the screen/area.
  • Bossew drops boss chests with bigger loot.
  • Shrines act as fast travel points.
  • Customize your own trigger attack combos and equip them with a radial menu for quick swapping.
  • Find items by searching the sparkly Interactive spots.
  • Recruit team members and change character with a button press.
  • You can set it up so your party members are auto-heal.
  • Every party member has unique stats, Weapons, abilities, etc.
  • Party members will auto-follow and auto-attack.
  • Funky fungi are colored mushrooms you hit and they either heal, glow, or explode.
  • A lot of fun to play.

Trinity Trigger Review Cons:

  • Cannot rebind controls.
  • Slow starter.
  • You have no camera control and it can make seeing chests or specific parts hard to see.
  • The first hour is very stop-start with cutscenes and pop-ups.
  • Annoying you can’t save at any point especially when playing handheld.
  • The menus for handling missions and tasks are less than perfect.
  • Can kind of break the game by farming exp and items by leaving and re-entering areas.
  • When you are full you cannot pick up or have chests opened count towards the amount.
  • Not always great at showing objective markers.
  • Setting up shortcuts is a pain.

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Trinity Trigger:

Official website.

Developer: FURYU

Publisher: Marvelous Games

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  • 8/10
    Graphics - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Sound - 7/10
  • 8/10
    Accessibility - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Length - 8/10
  • 9/10
    Fun Factor - 9/10


Trinity Trigger is the most modern 90s rpg I have played in years. I really got into this game like no other in the genre thanks to how fluid and immediate the progression of the game is, the music, and the simple but effective combat really does propel the game to far greater heights. I always Dread starting new RPG games as you always get huge info dumps and long opening cutscenes but here you get a more condensed broken Up affair and it makes the game better for it. Yes enemies and items respawn the moment you leave and return to a screen but that actually helps you level up and get stronger quicker so you can make the game difficult how you want it. The game world is a real looker and has so many layers to it that I loved just ignoring missions and exploring the world and meeting the many colorful characters. It’s not all plain sailing with annoying little design choices like doors not having a prompt and the tedious boss difficulty spikes but overall I found Trinity Trigger to be one of the best RPG experiences on the Nintendo Switch.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!