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X-Men: Children of the Atom (DOS)

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Description

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 Another possible aspect is an underwater environment. Yet another possibility is a space environment aspect.
X-Men: Children of the Atom DOS Cyclops has two Hyper X moves. One is Mega Optic Blast. The other, Super Optic Blast, is an Optic Blast that lasts a few seconds, can be fully oriented and is reflected by the ground, as seen here.
X-Men: Children of the Atom DOS After each victory, you go back to the game map which displays who your next opponent is and those you have already defeated. The last column is reserved for the two bosses.
X-Men: Children of the Atom DOS After selecting a character, you can choose between manual guard or automatic guard. The latter automatically guards against any enemy attack, but in exchange prevents from doing some advanced moves.

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 (9366) 4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars

The Press Says

Coming Soon Magazine Jun, 1997 90 out of 100 90
PC Games (Germany) May, 1997 76 out of 100 76
Meristation Aug 18, 2001 7.5 out of 10 75
Power Play Apr, 1997 75 out of 100 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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Trivia

Included as a secret character is Akuma, one of the baddies of the Street Fighter series. (an omen of the future Marvel/Capcom crossover games?)

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Satoshi Kunsai (1816) added X-Men: Children of the Atom (DOS) on May 29, 2001
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