X-Men: Children of the Atom

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

Screenshots

X-Men: Children of the Atom DOS True to the comics, some dangers appear during the fight in the Danger room level, as can be seen here near Storm. These are purely cosmetic however and don't interfere in the battle.
X-Men: Children of the Atom Arcade Air Duel
X-Men: Children of the Atom Arcade Sentilels are "enemy" robots - all x-men fans hates they
X-Men: Children of the Atom DOS Some levels feature a breakable ground. After players fell on the ground a few times, it will break, the players and a few debris will fall, until they reach the new ground.

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 (9329)

Critic Reviews

Coming Soon Magazine DOS Jun, 1997 90 out of 100 90
Hobby Consolas SEGA Saturn Feb, 1996 88 out of 100 88
GameFan Magazine SEGA Saturn Mar, 1996 81 out of 100 81
GamePro (US) SEGA Saturn Mar, 1996 4 out of 5 80
Power Play DOS Apr, 1997 75 out of 100 75
Electric Playground DOS Jun 13, 1997 7 out of 10 70
All Game Guide SEGA Saturn 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
GameSpot DOS Jun 26, 1997 6.7 out of 10 67
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

This was first released on the Sega Saturn Platform

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