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X-Men: Children of the Atom

MobyRank MobyScore
SEGA Saturn
80
4.6
PlayStation
...
3.8
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.

Screenshots

X-Men: Children of the Atom DOS Psylocke's Ninjitsu Split will consume part of the power bar and create multiple images of Psylocke which can deal damage on regular moves. Only the real Psylocke can receive damage.
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 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 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 (9334)

The Press Says

Coming Soon Magazine DOS Jun, 1997 90 out of 100 90
Mega Fun SEGA Saturn Dec, 1995 84 out of 100 84
Video Games & Computer Entertainment SEGA Saturn Apr, 1996 8 out of 10 80
PC Joker DOS May, 1997 80 out of 100 80
Mega Fun PlayStation Mar, 1998 76 out of 100 76
Defunct Games SEGA Saturn May 09, 2004 75 out of 100 75
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
Meristation PlayStation Mar 14, 1998 6 out of 10 60
Computer Games Magazine DOS 1997 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60

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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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