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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 After activating the Boss Select option, select a character and when choosing the guard mode, press and hold the three punches buttons. When the fight begins you will play as Juggernaut.
X-Men: Children of the Atom PlayStation Berzerker Barrage!
X-Men: Children of the Atom DOS If you inflict a large amount of damage on an enemy, he will get dizzy and hence vulnerable to any attack for a few seconds. You can see that at the character animation and rotating red portrait.
X-Men: Children of the Atom DOS One of Storm's air regular moves releases a relatively slow electric ball in the air. You can spot Professor X behind the glass, watching over the fighters.

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 (9367)

The Press Says

Hobby Consolas SEGA Saturn Feb, 1996 88 out of 100 88
High Voltage Online SEGA Saturn Sep 13, 2006 87 out of 100 87
Game Revolution SEGA Saturn Jun 06, 2004 B+ 83
PC Games (Germany) DOS May, 1997 76 out of 100 76
Meristation DOS Aug 18, 2001 7.5 out of 10 75
NowGamer PlayStation Jan 01, 1998 7.2 out of 10 72
Game Players SEGA Saturn Mar, 1996 72 out of 100 72
Meristation PlayStation Mar 14, 1998 6 out of 10 60
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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