X-Men: Children of the Atom

Critic Score User Score
DOS
70
4.3
Arcade
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PlayStation
59
3.8
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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.

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X-Men: Children of the Atom DOS Press F10 (options), go into the configuration menu (7.) and type the word "spam". In the system menu (7.1) you can now activate Boss Select and Free Play (unlimited credits).
X-Men: Children of the Atom Arcade Claws fury
X-Men: Children of the Atom PlayStation Berzerker Barrage!
X-Men: Children of the Atom DOS When two players select the same character, the costume of the second character will have a different colour, helping to distinguish each one from the other.

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 (9328)

Critic Reviews

Hobby Consolas SEGA Saturn Feb, 1996 88 out of 100 88
High Voltage Online SEGA Saturn Sep 13, 2006 87 out of 100 87
Video Games SEGA Saturn Jan, 1996 83 out of 100 83
GameFan Magazine SEGA Saturn Mar, 1996 81 out of 100 81
GamePro (US) SEGA Saturn Mar, 1996 4 out of 5 80
Defunct Games SEGA Saturn May 09, 2004 75 out of 100 75
NowGamer PlayStation Jan 01, 1998 7.2 out of 10 72
Game Players SEGA Saturn Mar, 1996 72 out of 100 72
GameSpot DOS Jun 26, 1997 6.7 out of 10 67
IGN PlayStation Mar 03, 1998 3.5 out of 10 35

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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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