X-Men: Children of the Atom

Critic Score User Score
PlayStation
...
3.8
DOS
70
4.3
SEGA Saturn
82
4.6
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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.

Screenshots

X-Men: Children of the Atom Arcade Silver Samurai has troubles
X-Men: Children of the Atom PlayStation Berzerker Barrage!
X-Men: Children of the Atom DOS If you inflict a large amount of damage on an enemy, he will get dizzy and hence vulnerable to any attack for a few seconds. You can see that at the character animation and rotating red portrait.
X-Men: Children of the Atom DOS After the match, the winner always has a quote to taunt the loser. Unless the winner is CPU-controlled, you also see the score of the winner.

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 (9329)

Critic Reviews

Computer and Video Games (CVG) SEGA Saturn Feb, 1996 95 out of 100 95
Game Revolution SEGA Saturn Jun 06, 2004 B+ 83
PC Joker DOS May, 1997 80 out of 100 80
GamePro (US) SEGA Saturn Mar, 1996 4 out of 5 80
NowGamer PlayStation Jan 01, 1998 7.2 out of 10 72
All Game Guide SEGA Saturn 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
GameSpot DOS Jun 26, 1997 6.7 out of 10 67
The Video Game Critic SEGA Saturn Apr 25, 2013 B- 67
Computer Games Magazine DOS 1997 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
PC Player (Germany) DOS 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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