And immediately realized that whomever's porting this game is making a really huge, awful decision about the typesetting and font choice. Full disclosure: I'm a graphic design student, and I know on the internet, people tend to get fed up with graphic designers constantly screaming about fonts and how terrible Comic Sans is, etc etc. A lot of the time it comes across as getting worked up over something meaningless. So what I'd like to do is offer some explanations as to why this is such a bad decision, and some alternatives.
The font being used here is (14-point, bold) Arial, which is a very widespread font, and has come packaged with every computer since what feels like the beginning of time. This in and of itself isn't a bad thing. Arial is a font that looks well in plenty of circumstances, and is formulated to be read easily on a screen: the curves are nice and full, very well-rounded, especially with the capital "C" and the "D." It's not a squished font, especially with the bold weight we have here. Considering how small iPod screens are, legibility is paramount. I think the designers here realize this, which is why they're using bold Arial in the first place.
But legibility isn't the problem here. The problem is way more glaring, actually: all the graphics are pixelated, but the text isn't! It looks totally out of place. It looks as if the text was just slapped down on top of a years-old, pre-existing game, which is exactly what's happened. There's no care put into it.
The second problem is a little harder to explain, but I'll try. This font has no character, at least in this setting. Chrono Trigger is a strong character- and plot-driven RPG that is one of the most critically acclaimed and well-loved games in existence. The font we have here doesn't live up to that. There's no pride, no drama, nothing to engage the eye. It's serviceable, and you can get used to it, but that's all, and if I were a designer working on Chrono Trigger of all games, I'd take a lot more pride in my work than that!
To demonstrate, I went on dafont.com earlier and just took a look at a few pages of bitmap fonts. Within three or four minutes, I found several examples of pixelated fonts that would probably work way better than Arial does:
This was the first one I tried out. I was fond of how it reminded me of the font in the Super Nintendo version, but I'm not sure if I would go for it on an iPod screen. The x-height--the height of the lowercase letters, like "o," "e" and "n"--is a little too high, so it makes the text a little hard to process all at once.