X-Men: Children of the Atom (DOS)

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X-Men: Children of the Atom is a 2D fighting game and the first Capcom title to use licensed characters from the Marvel comic universe. It has six main characters and four of their enemies that are playable. The X-Men are Colossus, Cyclops, Iceman, Psylocke, Storm and Wolverine. The villains are Omega Red, Sentinel, Silver Samurai and Spiral. The two main bosses are Juggernaut and Magneto, and Akuma is available as a secret character.

Fighting is done one-on-one with a traditional best-two-out-of-three match setup, with automatic or manual blocking. Similar to the Super Combo gauge in Super Street Fighter II Turbo there is an X-Power gauge of different levels, filled up when the player performs moves. When it is maxed out an X-Ability or Hyper X special move can be performed. Other general features are the abilities to super jump, roll away and aiming projectiles.

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X-Men: Children of the Atom DOS Magneto's Hyper X move is Shock Wave. He will fire energy pillars as high as the screen, which will move to the other side of the screen and deal a massive amount of damage.
X-Men: Children of the Atom DOS True to the comics, some dangers appear during the fight in the Danger room level, as can be seen here near Storm. These are purely cosmetic however and don't interfere in the battle.
X-Men: Children of the Atom DOS Here is Psylocke's Psi-Blast, her "fireball" move. Doing special moves, regular moves and taking damage will increase the power bar (under the life bar) which is used for super moves.
X-Men: Children of the Atom DOS Some levels feature a breakable ground. After players fell on the ground a few times, it will break, the players and a few debris will fall, until they reach the new ground.

Alternate Titles

  • "エックス・メン チルドレン・オブ・ジ・アトム" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

Capcom takes on the X-Men and a new era of ass-kicking 2D fighters dawns Zovni (9328) 4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars

Critic Reviews

Coming Soon Magazine Jun, 1997 90 out of 100 90
PC Joker May, 1997 80 out of 100 80
PC Games (Germany) May, 1997 76 out of 100 76
Power Play Apr, 1997 75 out of 100 75
Meristation Aug 18, 2001 7.5 out of 10 75
Electric Playground Jun 13, 1997 7 out of 10 70
GameSpot Jun 26, 1997 6.7 out of 10 67
Computer Games Magazine 1997 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
PC Player (Germany) May, 1997 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40

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This was first released on the Sega Saturn Platform

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Satoshi Kunsai (1810) added X-Men: Children of the Atom (DOS) on May 29, 2001
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