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    Default Shortest Turn-based RPG's

    What are the briefest turn-based (traditional, standard) RPG's? That goes for any console such as Master System, NES, Genesis, 32x, N64, DS, 3DS, etc. Yeah, ports from an older console to a newer one count too. So what RPG's are there with a main story-line that is, say, fewer than 10 hours long without speed-running by skipping all of the text? (Let's not count incomplete games such as alphas nor any games that aren't worth the time to play them.) Pertinently, among the short RPG's, what are the best ones?

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    I hope there are some replies to this. I'm curious as well now.

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    I'm curious too, since I often factor in how much of a commitment a game is when picking what to play next. I'm coming up blank myself, though. I don't think I've completed any RPG in fewer than 10 hours. Granted, I tend to take my time and am often a bit of a completionist. I've beaten some RPGs in 10-15 hours that could probably be beaten in under 10 if I just skipped the optional stuff. Some of the shortest I've beaten are Final Fantasy Mystic Quest (SNES), Arcana (SNES), Rhapsody: A Musical Adventure (PS1), End of Serenity (PSP), and Magic Knight Rayearth (GB).

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    There was a homebrew RPG for the Gameboy Color which I played on a multicart ages ago called Little Fantasy, it was short and simple but I enjoyed it. I'm sure it's floating around if anyone wanted to look for it.

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    Chrono Trigger is very fast, 15 hours at most. You can easily finish in under 10 with new game +.

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    Chrono Trigger was always more around 20 hours for me, but that was with doing all the optional quests and such.

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    Oh, I've thought of one. There's an RPG called 'Guardia Quest: Feast of the Mad King' which is one of the games that appears on 'Retro Game Challenge' for the DS.

    I've never ended it but I imagine it's pretty short because all of the games on 'Retro Game Challenge' are bite sized.

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