X-Men: Children of the Atom

Critic Score User Score
SEGA Saturn
80
4.6
DOS
70
4.3
Arcade
...
4.3
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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 After activating the Boss Select option, select a character and when choosing the guard mode, press and hold the three punches buttons. When the fight begins you will play as Juggernaut.
X-Men: Children of the Atom DOS One of Magneto's super move is Force field. For a brief moment, it will block any projectile or any attack! But his attacks can still get out!!!
X-Men: Children of the Atom DOS Psylocke's Psi-thrust is her Hyper X move. As it does not fully consume the power bar, you can chain with a second one during its execution.
X-Men: Children of the Atom DOS Another possible aspect is an underwater environment. Yet another possibility is a space environment aspect.

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 DOS Zovni (9332)

Critic Reviews

Coming Soon Magazine DOS Jun, 1997 90 out of 100 90
High Voltage Online SEGA Saturn Sep 13, 2006 87 out of 100 87
GameFan Magazine SEGA Saturn Mar, 1996 81 out of 100 81
PC Games (Germany) DOS May, 1997 76 out of 100 76
Defunct Games SEGA Saturn May 09, 2004 75 out of 100 75
Power Play DOS Apr, 1997 75 out of 100 75
The Video Game Critic SEGA Saturn Apr 25, 2013 B- 67
GameSpot DOS Jun 26, 1997 6.7 out of 10 67
Meristation PlayStation Mar 14, 1998 6 out of 10 60
IGN PlayStation Mar 03, 1998 3.5 out of 10 35

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Trivia

This was first released on the Sega Saturn Platform

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