X-Men: Children of the Atom

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SEGA Saturn
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PlayStation
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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 Arcade Character select
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.
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.
X-Men: Children of the Atom Arcade Collosus throws Wolverine

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 (9329)

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
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 Joker DOS May, 1997 80 out of 100 80
Game Players SEGA Saturn Mar, 1996 72 out of 100 72
GameSpot DOS Jun 26, 1997 6.7 out of 10 67
Computer Games Magazine DOS 1997 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
PSM PlayStation Mar, 1998 25 out of 50 50

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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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