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The Uncanny X-Men (NES)

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Description

Professor Xavier and his Uncanny X-Men are all that stand in the way of the rampage of Magneto and his henchmen. The X-Men: Wolverine, Cyclops, Storm, Colossus, Iceman and Nightcrawler, are ready to fight Magneto.

The Uncanny X-Men is an over-head view action game. Players begin by choosing two X-Men from the roster (the second either controlled by another player or the computer) and select one of five levels including a practice level. The goal in each level is to reach the hidden 'command center' and destroy it. The X-Men all share similar abilities, being able to move in any direction, jump and attack. Half of the characters (Storm, Iceman, Cyclops) have long range attacks while the other half (Wolverine, Nightcrawler, Colossus) must get in close range to punch the enemies. Each X-men can only sustain a certain number of hits before being defeated. Should the two X-Men both fall in battle, players will be able to choose two more to attempt the level again until all of the X-Men are used up.

Power-ups include an "S" which stops time, invincibility for a short time and a health restore. There is also a Magnet (symbol of Magneto) power-down which renders the X-men immobile for a short time.

Screenshots

The Uncanny X-Men NES A big blue blob chases Iceman
The Uncanny X-Men NES Another screenshot of practice mode
The Uncanny X-Men NES Strange stuff all around
The Uncanny X-Men NES Strange springs

Alternate Titles

  • "Marvel's X-Men" -- Title Graphic

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User Reviews

Bad ETJB (447) 1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars

The Press Says

VideoGame Jun, 1991 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
All Game Guide 1998 1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars 20
HonestGamers 1998 2 out of 10 20
Defunct Games Jul 16, 2014 F 0

Forums

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Jun 27, 2007

Trivia

Incorrect code

The code to access the game's last level was printed on the front of the game cartridge:

"+B+Up together with Start"

However, the code printed was incorrect. The correct code was, "Select+B+Up then press Start". Oops.

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WildKard (12146) added The Uncanny X-Men (NES) on Feb 01, 2004