New Release: Pillars of Eternity, a new RPG perfect for fans of Baldur's Gate and Icewind Dale!

X-Men: Children of the Atom

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation
...
3.8
Arcade
...
4.3
SEGA Saturn
80
4.6
Not an American user?

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 the match, the winner always has a quote to taunt the loser. Unless the winner is CPU-controlled, you also see the score of the winner.
X-Men: Children of the Atom PlayStation Talkin' smack between fights.
X-Men: Children of the Atom PlayStation No, that's not Wolvie. It's the last blow of Spiral's Metamorphosis combo.
X-Men: Children of the Atom DOS Levels scenery are made of multiple layers. Some levels will automatically scroll (through parallax scrolling), with sometimes objects in the front layer, like the girder here.

Alternate Titles

  • "エックス・メン チルドレン・オブ・ジ・アトム" -- Japanese spelling

Part of the Following Groups

User Reviews

Capcom takes on the X-Men and a new era of ass-kicking 2D fighters dawns DOS Zovni (9344)

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
Mega Fun PlayStation Mar, 1998 76 out of 100 76
PC Games (Germany) DOS May, 1997 76 out of 100 76
Defunct Games SEGA Saturn May 09, 2004 75 out of 100 75
Power Play DOS Apr, 1997 75 out of 100 75
Game Players SEGA Saturn Mar, 1996 72 out of 100 72
PC Player (Germany) DOS May, 1997 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40

Forums

There are currently no topics for this game.


Trivia

The storyline for the game is based loosely on the "Fatal Attractions" crossover story published in 1993 and which ran through all the X-Men universe titles of the time. All of the published issues (X-Factor #92, X-Force #25, Uncanny X-Men #304, X-Men #25, Wolverine #75, and Excalibur #71) are collected in a trade paperback, but unfortunately they don't feature the holographic insets the original prints had in their covers.

Related Web Sites

Contributed to by 666gonzo666 (46713), Kartanym (10766) and Satoshi Kunsai (1811)