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. If you want to help keep this site running and help further research into games, feel free to donate.
Developer: Square Product Development Division 1
Publisher: Square (JP), SCEA (US), SCEE (EU), SCE Australia (AUS)
Released: 1997, PlayStation
Final Fantasy VII was the first step into the PlayStation for the Final Fantasy series. It's been a rather divisive game in many ways, but what isn't is how much they left in the game. It also has some very detailed debug rooms left in the game.
Did You Know...
- ...that the Atari 7800 port of Karateka wants to plant subliminal messages in your brain?
- ...that the NES Tetris has a partially implemented two-player mode?
- ...that Mega Man Zero 3 had e-Reader support that was cut from all non-Japanese releases?
- ...that the PC version of Plants vs. Zombies has a page of unused minigames?
- ...that Metroid Prime has an unused intro narration that was later repurposed for Super Smash Bros. Brawl?
- ...that Somari was once just called Mario?
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
- Common things that can be found in hundreds of different games
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!