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X-Men: Children of the Atom

MobyRank MobyScore
SEGA Saturn
78
4.6
DOS
69
4.2
PlayStation
...
3.6
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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 DOS Psylocke's Psi-Blade is her "dragon punch" move, especially good to intercept air attacks. If timed correctly you can chain another Psi-Balde just after.
X-Men: Children of the Atom Arcade IMA FIRIN MAH LAZOR!!
X-Men: Children of the Atom Arcade And KO!
X-Men: Children of the Atom Arcade Like uppercut

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 (9384)

The Press Says

High Voltage Online SEGA Saturn Sep 13, 2006 87 out of 100 87
GameFan Magazine SEGA Saturn Mar, 1996 81 out of 100 81
Meristation DOS Aug 18, 2001 7.5 out of 10 75
Power Play DOS Apr, 1997 75 out of 100 75
Defunct Games SEGA Saturn May 09, 2004 75 out of 100 75
NowGamer PlayStation Jan 01, 1998 7.2 out of 10 72
GameSpot DOS Jun 26, 1997 6.7 out of 10 67
Computer Games Magazine DOS 1997 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Meristation PlayStation Mar 14, 1998 6 out of 10 60
PC Player (Germany) DOS May, 1997 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40

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Trivia

This was first released on the Sega Saturn Platform

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Contributed to by Marcin Ostrowski (32627), Kartanym (10785) and Satoshi Kunsai (1817)