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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.

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X-Men: Children of the Atom Arcade Hard attack
X-Men: Children of the Atom DOS Like in arcade games, when you lose, you are given a hint about some of your character's moves and have a few seconds to decide if you want to continue the current game.
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 Arcade Claws in face!

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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 (9307)

Critic Reviews

Mega Fun SEGA Saturn Dec, 1995 84 out of 100 84
Game Revolution SEGA Saturn Jun 06, 2004 B+ 83
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 Games (Germany) DOS May, 1997 76 out of 100 76
Video Games PlayStation Feb, 1998 73 out of 100 73
NowGamer PlayStation Jan 01, 1998 7.2 out of 10 72
Computer Games Magazine DOS 1997 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
PSM PlayStation Mar, 1998 25 out of 50 50
IGN PlayStation Mar 03, 1998 3.5 out of 10 35

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Trivia

The storyline for the game is based loosely on the "Fatal Attractions" crossover story published in 1993 and which ran through all the X-Men universe titles of the time. All of the published issues (X-Factor #92, X-Force #25, Uncanny X-Men #304, X-Men #25, Wolverine #75, and Excalibur #71) are collected in a trade paperback, but unfortunately they don't feature the holographic insets the original prints had in their covers.

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