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
SaGa Frontier is the seventh game in Square's long-running SaGa series. It's an open-ended RPG with seven separate scenarios, and unfortunately, a sharp learning curve and some seriously uneven difficulty, which caused many people to quit playing before really getting into it. Being one of the first traditional RPGs after the release of the wildly successful Final Fantasy VII probably didn't help its poor early reputation.
Deadlines absolutely mauled this game, with a whole lot of things being left unused and/or unfinished, from areas, to skills, to songs, to artwork, all the way to an entire chapter. There's also a small debug room with a few nice features... and many, many mysteries waiting to be solved.
Did You Know...
- ...that there's a cheat that gives Bond a paired rocket launcher and sniper rifle in the Japanese version of GoldenEye?
- ...that ClayFighter 63⅓ has a character name graphic for a "HoboCop"?
- ...that many cameo appearances in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga were scrapped? And that each battlefield is larger than what can fit on the GBA screen?
- ...that Chainz 2: Relinked once had a level editor?
- ...that in Mega Turrican, there are unused graphics that have Mario and Sonic frozen in carbonite?
- ...that part of a phone call from the white nationalist organization Combat 18 was left in Front Mission: Gun Hazard?
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!