X-Men: Children of the Atom (SEGA Saturn)

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Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.7
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.9
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.7
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.3
Overall User Score (7 votes) 4.6

Critic Reviews

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Consoles Plus
Meilleur jeu d'action sur Saturn, meilleur jeu de baston sur consoles 32 bits, il fait partie de ceux qui marquent l'histoire d'une console!
Computer and Video Games (CVG)
Proof that the Saturn is THE home coin-op machine of the moment! One of the best beat 'em ups in existence!
Hobby Consolas
Capcom no parece atender a modas ni a corrientes, lo cual no deja de ser un acto de valentía. Lo que ocurre es que sigue apostando por un estilo que lleva muchos años en el cartel y eso siempre desgasta un poco. «X-Men» es un muy buen juego, un gran juego que incorpora algunas novedades interesantes, pero que queda reservado a los incondicionales del género, o mejor dicho, a los seguidores del estilo marcado por dos compañías como Capcom y SNK. Si sois fieles a él, este título es una buena opción. Si no, ya sabéis que en esta máquina hay otras alternativas para luchar.
High Voltage Online
X-Men: Children of the Atom is one of the greatest games Capcom has done. It beats Street Fighter Alpha by a long run and it totally trashes any of the Darkstalkers games. The game has the options, the moves, and best of all the comic sheer pleasure. Get yourself this brawler.
Mega Fun
Auch bei X-Men zieht Capcom mal wieder sämtliche Prügel-Register, wobei es den Designern scheinbar wichtig war, konsequent dem Comicstrip-Stil Rechnung zu tragen. So verschwimmt bei dieser Prügelei die Grenze zwischen normalen und Special Moves. Beispiel: Cyclops aktiviert durch einfachen Z-Tastendruck einen seiner berühmten Optic-Laserstrahlen. Da es sich bei den anderen Recken ähnlich verhält, gleicht X-Men einer einzigen Special Effects-Orgie. Zusammen mit dem kunterbunten Hintergrundlayout und teilweise bildschirmfüllenden Sprites, ist die Knochenbrecherei für meinen Geschmack daher auch etwas zu überladen und damit unübersichtlich, was auch daran liegt, daß man die Attacken aufgrund der Abstraktheit kaum vorausberechnen kann. Wenn man die ganze Sache jedoch nicht ganz so bierernst sieht, macht die Balgerei mächtig Laune, zumal die teilweise exzellent animierten Riesensprites sich wirklich sehen lassen können.
Game Revolution
If you liked the arcade game, you'll love this seamless Saturn translation. All the characters, all the backgrounds, all the sounds, all the moves: everything is here. You don't have to feed quarters into this one. What more is there to say?
GameFan Magazine
Capcom proves again, that they are the kings of coin-op translation. Although X-Men isn't Capcom's best arcade to home port (frames of animation are missing in the game) you would have to put the two side by side to tell the difference. The gameplay is perfect, the control is spot-on and the sound is...well, it is the arcade sound. Whether you're a fan of the arcade game or just enjoy good fighting games. X-Men is for you. "Great Game".
Video Games & Computer Entertainment
Many hardcore gamers out there in video-game lollipop land had a low opinion of Capcom's arcade fighter X-Men: Children of Atom, but I'm one reviewer who thought it was the bee's knees. Your reaction to the arcade version will determine how much you like the Saturn adaptation because it's virtually identical to it's arcade pappy.
GamePro (US)
What's not to love? Colorful, fast and fun, X-Men is a blast and a half. If you own a Saturn and have already mastered Virtua Fighter 2, then check out what's happening in the mutant world of the X-Men. Who says we don't need another (super)hero?
Defunct Games
And even though the X Men is limited by design, it does offer enough new for Street Fighter II fans that "have to have it all". It can't stand up against other Saturn fighters, but it's a worthy import. Good show.
Game Players
So what do you say about X-Men: Children of the Atom? It's far from revolutionary, but it's a really good example of the 2D fighting game formula.
All Game Guide
Even though it's the old Street Fighter in a new, Marvel Comics sponsored bottle, X-Men: Children of the Atom is a fun -- if frustrating -- fighting game. If you're a fan of the mighty mutants, you certainly can't go wrong with this game.
The Video Game Critic
Children of the Atom may be old, but it's spry.