GoldS has found another interesting unused object in the Mega Man X series: this time a weird enemy with seven orb, that was hidden in the MMX2 code. This object has HP and can be destroyed. The anchor sphere is the first to be destroyed, followed by the connecting spheres.
Zero7 has linked us to an interesting topic on the Sonic Retro Forum, where GoldS has posted some unused stuff that he has found in the memory of Mega Man X, like a removed jump ability for one of the enemies, a removed boss phase, unused room entrance and an unused “jellyfish-robot”. For more infos check the original topic at SRF, props to GoldS for these finds! Also, in the Game Pro review of the game there were some screens from a removed level, that was cut after the preview-copy was sent to them. Thanks to Celine we have a scan that shows the removed white city!
Another one of the RS Links updates, this time about a removed character from the new Megaman 9: Robert Seddon linked us to Kotaku, where they wrote that: “According to Capcom PR dude Tim Ng, there were going to be two female robot villains – but the second girl was scrapped because the developers didn’t want fans to feel like the series was changing too much.” Now, i wonder if there was already a sprite for the second woman, or it was just a concept.. mmhh..
In an interview on GameSpot with Capcom producer Hironobu Takeshita, we can read more info about the removed character:
GS: Are there any robot masters that didn’t make the cut that you can share with us?
HT: I don’t mean to evade your question, but there is one boss we’d love to introduce to the fans in this occasion. His name is Fake Man. He appears on the special stage available in downloadable content. He also makes a small appearance in the main content. This is a big hint! Some of you might have already gotten it by just telling you this. The special stage will be very challenging for most of you, and you may not be able to see him often. Don’t be discouraged. He is waiting for you, to battle you!
He is just a Honey Bee Robot. Isn’t that way too simple? He was originally to be Honey Woman–a woman robot–but through many redesigning stages, the Honey Bee Robot became a man, and Splash Woman became the first and only woman in the series so far.