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.
Released: 1995, Super Nintendo
Chrono Trigger...does it really need a description? If you're even remotely interested in RPGs, you've probably played Chrono Trigger or know someone who absolutely raves over it. While rather basic in terms of gameplay, its audiovisuals and various concepts (not the least of which is time travel) make it among the SNES RPG elite.
And of course, a game this big has its share of unused content: unused enemies (including robo-racer Johnny!), unused items, loads of unused graphics, and even (rather famously) songs that were present on the official soundtrack but were not used in the game itself!
A prototype floating around the internet also reveals some aspects of the game to have been very different earlier in development...
All in all, a very fascinating game.
Did You Know...
- ...there are over 30 item icons, over 50 unused voice clips, and sprites for several unused moves for Richter in Castlevania: Symphony of the Night?
- ...that there's text in Perfect Dark for Game Boy Camera support?
- ...that the arcade game Depthcharge could have let the player bomb whales?
- ...that an Asteroids Easter egg was planned for the automap in Doom?
- ...that Side Arms Hyper Dyne uses "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" to test the game's sound engine?
- ...that there's space in the NES Metroid cart for a save battery?
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!