Do you recall those auctions we've been following? You know, those odd MegaMan X "demo cartridges?" As fate would have it, the winner of the first auction has contacted me regarding its contents. Based on the provided information, the cartridge definitely seems to be some sort of test version of the game:
According to "Matt," the cartridge contains an abundant amount of glitches particularly the inability to die by inflicted damage: X's health never decreases nor increases however, you can still die by falling into a pit or coming in contact with spikes. Further oddities include fewer enemies, no Armor Capsules, Heart Tanks or Sub Tanks.
Pictured is a tiny screen grab of the game. From the looks of it, it definitely appears to be some sort of early build. Notice anything different with the lamp post? I sure do.
Matt promises to do a follow up, hoping to get some video footage and even ripping the ROM image for distribution. Stay tuned.