X-Men: Children of the Atom

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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.


X-Men: Children of the Atom Arcade IMA FIRIN MAH LAZOR!!
X-Men: Children of the Atom PlayStation Get ready to tango.
X-Men: Children of the Atom DOS Cyclops can also fire an Optic Blast "bullet". This is done simply by pressing the strong punch button.
X-Men: Children of the Atom DOS Silver Samurai's Shuriken vs. Cyclops's Optic Blast bullet. Two "fireball" moves, when meeting, cancel each 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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Capcom takes on the X-Men and a new era of ass-kicking 2D fighters dawns DOS Zovni (9321)

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Game Revolution SEGA Saturn Jun 06, 2004 B+ 83
Video Games SEGA Saturn Jan, 1996 83 out of 100 83
GameFan Magazine SEGA Saturn Mar, 1996 81 out of 100 81
PC Joker DOS May, 1997 80 out of 100 80
GamePro (US) SEGA Saturn Mar, 1996 4 out of 5 80
PC Games (Germany) DOS May, 1997 76 out of 100 76
Game Players SEGA Saturn Mar, 1996 72 out of 100 72
Meristation PlayStation Mar 14, 1998 6 out of 10 60
PSM PlayStation Mar, 1998 25 out of 50 50
IGN PlayStation Mar 03, 1998 3.5 out of 10 35


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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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