From The Cutting Room Floor
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: 1998, Nintendo 64
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time was the long awaited three-dimensional Zelda adventure, and the first Nintendo 64 Zelda game.
It had a development time of three years, and the only limiting factor in its development were the limitations of the Nintendo 64 console, which forced them to cut out lots of things, ranging from a bird over exploding rupees to a functional Arwing enemy.
The in-game cutscenes hide some canned ideas and suggestions which are normally hidden to the player. And the large game script also has some surprises hidden inside. These tell a lot about what the developers originally had in mind...
Did You Know...
- ...that the original arcade version of Donkey Kong has a congratulatory message to those who could decompile the game?
- ...that the original arcade version of Donkey Kong wasn't developed exclusively by Nintendo?
- ...that the arcade game Depthcharge could have let the player bomb whales?
- ...that Blaster Master has an unused 8th special item that not even Blaster Master Underground knew about?
- ...that Sonic Chaos has an unused song that was later used in Sonic Triple Trouble?
- ...that Insaniquarium has unused demo recording functionality?
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!