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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 Character select
X-Men: Children of the Atom Arcade Silver Samurai has troubles
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.
X-Men: Children of the Atom PlayStation Get ready to tango.

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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 (9307)

Critic Reviews

Consoles Plus SEGA Saturn Jan, 1996 97 out of 100 97
Coming Soon Magazine DOS Jun, 1997 90 out of 100 90
PC Games (Germany) DOS May, 1997 76 out of 100 76
Mega Fun PlayStation Mar, 1998 76 out of 100 76
Defunct Games SEGA Saturn May 09, 2004 75 out of 100 75
Game Players SEGA Saturn Mar, 1996 72 out of 100 72
All Game Guide SEGA Saturn 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Electric Playground DOS Jun 13, 1997 7 out of 10 70
GameSpot DOS Jun 26, 1997 6.7 out of 10 67
PSM PlayStation Mar, 1998 25 out of 50 50

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Trivia

Despite what everyone else tells you, X-Men: CotA was developed by Capcom, released in arcades by Capcom, but wasn't ported to home consoles (except for the Saturn version) by Capcom. Acclaim and Probe handled ports to the PSone and PC, and Acclaim published the Saturn version for Capcom.

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