The Cutting Room Floor is a site dedicated to unearthing and researching unused and cut content from video games. From debug menus, to unused music, graphics, enemies, or levels, many games have content never meant to be seen by anybody but the developers — or even meant for everybody, but cut due to time/budget constraints.
Feel free to browse our collection of games and start reading. Up for research? Try looking at some stubs and see if you can help us out. Just have some faint memory of some unused menu/level you saw years ago but can't remember how to access it? Feel free to start a page with what you saw and we'll take a look.
Developer: Nintendo EAD
Released: 2007, Wii
Super Mario Galaxy takes traditional platforming and sets it deep in space in one of the best video games of all time. Left over in the game are traces of all the ideas that didn't quite make it into the game, from lost planets to unused enemies to early models. A few of these ideas were worked into the sequel.
Did You Know...
- ...that the 1986 game Ganso Saiyuuki has a filthy message from the game's designer?
- ...that in Portal 2, the two people in co-op were once not robots, but Chell and Mel, a palette-swap?
- ...that many of the special items in Landstalker were censored from the Japanese version?
- ...Kintaro was originally meant to have an intro in Mortal Kombat II like Goro did in Mortal Kombat?
- ...that the A-Type song in the Game Boy version of Tetris was completely different in the original release?
- ...that Game & Watch Gallery originally had a Very Hard version of Classic Mode?
Want to contribute? Not sure where to begin? Visit the Help page for everything you need to get started, including...
- Instructions for creating and editing articles
- Guides that will help you find debug modes, unused graphics, hidden levels, and more
- A list of what needs to be done
We also have a sizable list of games that either don't have pages yet, or whose pages are in serious need of expansion. Check it out!