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
Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island is a dramatically different game from Super Mario World. Rather than controlling Mario, the player controls Yoshi and has to guide baby Mario to safety. As with its antecedent, it has quite a bit of unused content.
Among the more notable content hidden in the game, there are sprites for baby Mario crawling, some scrapped transformations, and even a dragon coin.
There is even a little bit of art from when the game had a different art style.
Did You Know...
- ...that Yujix Terada hid his name in Dirty Pair: Project Eden by placing it in the overscan area at the bottom of the screen?
- ...that there's text in Perfect Dark for Game Boy Camera support?
- ...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 Monster Rancher has a slick techno track randomly put on the CD as filler?
- ...that Kowloon Youma Gakuenki has an image of Michael Jackson on a tricycle?
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!