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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 DOS Cyclops has two Hyper X moves. One is Mega Optic Blast. The other, Super Optic Blast, is an Optic Blast that lasts a few seconds, can be fully oriented and is reflected by the ground, as seen here.
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 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 Do the same but with the three kick buttons and you will play as Magneto. His Hyper Grav move, seen here, can grab an enemy, even if he/she is in defense position.

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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

Computer and Video Games (CVG) SEGA Saturn Feb, 1996 95 out of 100 95
Coming Soon Magazine DOS Jun, 1997 90 out of 100 90
Hobby Consolas SEGA Saturn Feb, 1996 88 out of 100 88
High Voltage Online SEGA Saturn Sep 13, 2006 87 out of 100 87
Mega Fun SEGA Saturn Dec, 1995 84 out of 100 84
Game Revolution SEGA Saturn Jun 06, 2004 B+ 83
Video Games SEGA Saturn Jan, 1996 83 out of 100 83
Mega Fun PlayStation Mar, 1998 76 out of 100 76
GameSpot DOS Jun 26, 1997 6.7 out of 10 67
Computer Games Magazine DOS 1997 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60

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Trivia

Despite what everyone else tells you, X-Men: CotA was developed by Capcom, released in arcades by Capcom, but wasn't ported to home consoles (except for the Saturn version) by Capcom. Acclaim and Probe handled ports to the PSone and PC, and Acclaim published the Saturn version for Capcom.

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