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X-Men: Children of the Atom

MobyRank MobyScore
DOS
69
4.2
PlayStation
...
3.6
Arcade
...
4.0
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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 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.
X-Men: Children of the Atom Arcade Psylocke vs Storm
X-Men: Children of the Atom DOS After beating 6 opponents (out of the 10 characters), you will fight the first boss, Juggernaut. He is slow, but his moves have a far reach and deal a lot of damage
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.

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 (9355)

The Press Says

Consoles Plus SEGA Saturn Jan, 1996 97 out of 100 97
High Voltage Online SEGA Saturn Sep 13, 2006 87 out of 100 87
Game Revolution SEGA Saturn Jun 06, 2004 B+ 83
GameFan Magazine SEGA Saturn Mar, 1996 81 out of 100 81
PC Games (Germany) DOS May, 1997 76 out of 100 76
Power Play DOS Apr, 1997 75 out of 100 75
Meristation DOS Aug 18, 2001 7.5 out of 10 75
The Video Game Critic SEGA Saturn Apr 25, 2013 B- 67
Computer Games Magazine DOS 1997 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
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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