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X-Men: Children of the Atom

MobyRank MobyScore
SEGA Saturn
80
4.6
Arcade
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4.0
PlayStation
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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 Under the portrait, some symbols show how a won round had ended. A clock means a time victory, a V means the finishing move was a simple blow, a Ss round ended with an Hyper X move.
X-Men: Children of the Atom Arcade Claws in face!
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 DOS Magneto and Storm have the possibility to fly and therefore attack the enemy while hovering. Flying only stops after a while, if you are hit by an enemy or if you do the fly move again to land.

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 (9360)

The Press Says

Coming Soon Magazine DOS Jun, 1997 90 out of 100 90
Video Games & Computer Entertainment SEGA Saturn Apr, 1996 8 out of 10 80
GamePro (US) SEGA Saturn Mar, 1996 4 out of 5 80
PC Games (Germany) DOS May, 1997 76 out of 100 76
Meristation DOS Aug 18, 2001 7.5 out of 10 75
Game Players SEGA Saturn Mar, 1996 72 out of 100 72
NowGamer PlayStation Jan 01, 1998 7.2 out of 10 72
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
Meristation PlayStation Mar 14, 1998 6 out of 10 60

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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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