Despite being such a widely known classic, it seems that there are still secrets surrounding the initiating title of the Mega Man X subseries. Recently, prominent Mega Man fan Prototude shared a decade-old Youtube clip he found of the program GamePro TV. And in this video, slight footage of an early Mega Man X build is shown, sharing a menacing, unused Maverick portrait and sprite. For those unaware of Mega Man X, Mavericks are boss battles throughout the series, akin to the classic Mega Man series’ Robot Masters.
It’s difficult to entirely make out what this Maverick’s design is, but fans have been eagerly providing their own insights based on what they have gleaned. Some believe that it’s an early Maverick housing several elements of finalized ones.
You can view the developmental build footage of Mega Man X housing this unused Maverick below (timestamped):
The latest noteworthy release in the Mega Man franchise, aside from the relatively contentious Mega Man X DiVE, is Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection, currently available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam.
Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection brings the Zero and ZX series’ challenging boss battles, fast-paced platforming, and precise combat from hand-held to full-sized screens. Those that want to take a trip down memory lane can choose to play using the original sprite art, or they can bash some bots using the new optional HD-smoothing filters.
Players wanting to go on a more chill, less intense playthrough of the Zero and ZX series’ stories have the option to use the optional Casual Scenario mode to reduce each game’s difficulty, and Save-Assist system to create save points mid-mission.
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