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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 PlayStation No, that's not Wolvie. It's the last blow of Spiral's Metamorphosis combo.
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 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.

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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

Coming Soon Magazine DOS Jun, 1997 90 out of 100 90
Game Revolution SEGA Saturn Jun 06, 2004 B+ 83
Video Games SEGA Saturn Jan, 1996 83 out of 100 83
PC Joker DOS May, 1997 80 out of 100 80
GamePro (US) SEGA Saturn Mar, 1996 4 out of 5 80
Mega Fun PlayStation Mar, 1998 76 out of 100 76
Defunct Games SEGA Saturn May 09, 2004 75 out of 100 75
Video Games PlayStation Feb, 1998 73 out of 100 73
PSM PlayStation Mar, 1998 25 out of 50 50
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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