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.
Released: 1997, PlayStation
Final Fantasy Tactics was, for many people, their first strategy RPG ever. Featuring an engaging story, excellent graphics and music, and an incredibly intricate gameplay system, this game is a classic all around. It has quite a bit in common with Tactics Ogre, an earlier strategy RPG, mainly because the two games were developed by the same teams.
And, of course, it has its fair share of unused content. With unused battle maps, overpowered debug command sets, extra playable characters, fully intact NPC and enemy data left hidden from view, and a whole mess of music left orphaned in the west with the removal of some minigames, Final Fantasy Tactics was pretty much the reason to own a GameShark back in the late 1990s.
Did You Know...
- ...that the 1978 game Orbit has hidden credits that could only be accessed by a nonexistent button combination?
- ...that Atomic Bomberman has many alternate line takes, including some pretty profane dialogue?
- ...that Mega Man: The Power Battle has many dummied-out features that would make their way into the sequel?
- ...that Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood once had an area called Tutorial Island?
- ...that Commando was originally called Combat, and was renamed Space Invasion in West Germany?
- ...that DuckTales has a third ending with a very obscure unlocking method?
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!