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.
Developer: Nintendo EAD
Released: 2007, Wii
Super Mario Galaxy takes traditional platforming and sets it deep in space in one of the best video games of all time. Left over in the game are traces of all the ideas that didn't quite make it into the game, from lost planets to unused enemies to early models. A few of these ideas were worked into the sequel.
Did You Know...
- ...that Maya the Bee & Her Friends was supposed to be a South Park game?
- ...that both the SNES and Genesis versions of College Football USA '97 contain a hidden team known as the Roms?
- ...that the arcade version of Bubble Bobble has a complete set of slot machine graphics?
- ...that many early Konami NES games have anti-piracy features designed to make the player's experience miserable?
- ...that the voice acting in Hotel Mario could have been worse?
- ...that the Wii version of A Boy and His Blob has a Sam & Max: Freelance Police intro movie?
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!