X-Men: Children of the Atom

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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 The Danger room can switch to different aspects. For instance, here it simulates a jungle environment.
X-Men: Children of the Atom Arcade Winner's pose
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 DOS Depending on the button pressed at the end of their execution, some super moves take a different direction. Here a diagonal upwards Optic Blast, good for air interception.

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 (9330)

Critic Reviews

Consoles Plus SEGA Saturn Jan, 1996 97 out of 100 97
Video Games & Computer Entertainment SEGA Saturn Apr, 1996 8 out of 10 80
PC Games (Germany) DOS May, 1997 76 out of 100 76
Mega Fun PlayStation Mar, 1998 76 out of 100 76
Defunct Games SEGA Saturn May 09, 2004 75 out of 100 75
Power Play DOS Apr, 1997 75 out of 100 75
Game Players SEGA Saturn Mar, 1996 72 out of 100 72
GameSpot DOS Jun 26, 1997 6.7 out of 10 67
The Video Game Critic SEGA Saturn Apr 25, 2013 B- 67
Computer Games Magazine DOS 1997 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60

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Trivia

The storyline for the game is based loosely on the "Fatal Attractions" crossover story published in 1993 and which ran through all the X-Men universe titles of the time. All of the published issues (X-Factor #92, X-Force #25, Uncanny X-Men #304, X-Men #25, Wolverine #75, and Excalibur #71) are collected in a trade paperback, but unfortunately they don't feature the holographic insets the original prints had in their covers.

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