Man Hacks Chrono Trigger for Marriage Proposal

It seems like every other week there’s a new story about a gamer proposing to their girlfriend through a video game. Usually this just involves a message spelled out using a built-in level editor, but “TheRealPfhreak” here gets bonus points for actually hacking a Super Nintendo classic and working his message into the full game. According to the future nerd-groom:

On October 17th, 2008, I proposed to my (now) Fiance. Originally I wanted to retun to the site of our first date, Mount Baker, near Bellingham Washington. Sadly, there was no discrete way to get her out there. So I turned to the next best thing, digitally recreating the mountain!

But why stop there? I figured I’d try and recreate many of our other favorite memories — stargazing, dancing, even her favorite song lyrics (from the Princess Bride). I’m a college student who is studying Computer Science, and I wanted to do something unique that used my talents, so I did some research on Rom hacking, as she was playing through Chrono Trigger.

Apparently, his girlfriend was convinced these were just bizarre coincidences right up until the part where her full name was displayed along with “Will you marry me?” She said “yes,” but only after noting that her husband-to-be was a “huge nerd.” The actual proposal is around the 6:20 mark if you want to skip straight to the key point. Okay, altogether now: Awwwwwwwww.

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3 Comments on Man Hacks Chrono Trigger for Marriage Proposal


On October 28, 2008 at 10:21 pm

And the very things she loves you for she will ultimately despise.


On October 29, 2008 at 4:49 am




On October 29, 2008 at 6:10 am