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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.

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X-Men: Children of the Atom Arcade And KO!
X-Men: Children of the Atom DOS Magneto's Hyper X move is Shock Wave. He will fire energy pillars as high as the screen, which will move to the other side of the screen and deal a massive amount of damage.
X-Men: Children of the Atom DOS Like in arcade games, when you lose, you are given a hint about some of your character's moves and have a few seconds to decide if you want to continue the current game.
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.

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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 (10666)

Critic Reviews

Consoles Plus SEGA Saturn Jan, 1996 97 out of 100 97
Computer and Video Games (CVG) SEGA Saturn Feb, 1996 95 out of 100 95
Mean Machines SEGA Saturn Feb, 1996 94 out of 100 94
Game Revolution SEGA Saturn Jun 06, 2004 B+ 83
Mega Fun PlayStation Mar, 1998 76 out of 100 76
Defunct Games SEGA Saturn May 09, 2004 75 out of 100 75
NowGamer PlayStation Jan 01, 1998 7.2 out of 10 72
Electric Playground DOS Jun 13, 1997 7 out of 10 70
Computer Games Magazine DOS 1997 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
IGN PlayStation Mar 03, 1998 3.5 out of 10 35

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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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