X-Men: Children of the Atom

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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.


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 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 Arcade Wolverine's first attack
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.

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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Capcom takes on the X-Men and a new era of ass-kicking 2D fighters dawns DOS Zovni (9322)

Critic Reviews

Consoles Plus SEGA Saturn Jan, 1996 97 out of 100 97
Coming Soon Magazine DOS Jun, 1997 90 out of 100 90
Video Games & Computer Entertainment SEGA Saturn Apr, 1996 8 out of 10 80
GamePro (US) SEGA Saturn Mar, 1996 4 out of 5 80
PC Joker DOS May, 1997 80 out of 100 80
Video Games PlayStation Feb, 1998 73 out of 100 73
Game Players SEGA Saturn Mar, 1996 72 out of 100 72
GameSpot DOS Jun 26, 1997 6.7 out of 10 67
Computer Games Magazine DOS 1997 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
IGN PlayStation Mar 03, 1998 3.5 out of 10 35


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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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