From The Cutting Room Floor
This page details a prototype version of Chrono Trigger.
The prototype of Chrono Trigger is dated November 17, 1994, nearly four months before the game's Japanese release...and in that time, a lot of stuff was removed, added, or changed.
Oh, dear gods... Try http://www.chronocompendium.com/Term/Chrono_Trigger_Prerelease.html for more stuff. The webmaster there has given us permission to put it on the wiki!
General differences in gameplay.
Various graphical changes. Ones specific to a single area are noted in "Area Differences".
A number of items were modified, added, or removed from prototype to final.
The music received much tweaking after the prototype, and some songs were removed entirely!
Areas that were modified or removed entirely in the final. These are further sorted by era.
Unused dialogue, debug text, and text differences from the final.
Somebody should put up some YouTube videos here, if possible.
A good 95% of the techs are graphically different or unfinished at this point.