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: 1990, SNES
Super Mario World was Nintendo's first title for the SNES, and it was rushed to release for this reason, leaving a lot of unfinished content.
It contains a wealth of unused levels, some of which are from extremely early in development. There's also a lot of unused objects, from a classic Piranha Plant to a ceiling full of Swoopers – all the way to an unused screen-sized cage!
All this, combined with a lot of interesting early graphics from the SNES Test Program, the SNES Burn-In Test Cart, and magazine preview screenshots, reveals that Super Mario World was originally intended to be a very different game: Super Mario Bros. 4.
Did You Know...
- ...that Matt Duncan was in big trouble if the Windows Spider-Man game didn't work right?
- ...that the PC version of Mario is Missing! has cut dialogue for the ending?
- ...that Donkey Kong Jr. was meant to appear in Donkey Kong 3?
- ...that in Serious Sam 3: BFE, a giant invincible scorpion will spawn if the game detects that it's a pirate copy?
- ...that Side Arms Hyper Dyne uses "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" to test the game's sound engine?
- ...that Sonic Mega Collection has an unused video filmed in San Francisco?
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!