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X-Men: Children of the Atom

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Arcade
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SEGA Saturn
80
4.6
PlayStation
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3.8
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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 True to the comics, some dangers appear during the fight in the Danger room level, as can be seen here near Storm. These are purely cosmetic however and don't interfere in the battle.
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 Depending on the button pressed at the end of their execution, some super moves take a different direction. Here a diagonal upwards Optic Blast, good for air interception.
X-Men: Children of the Atom PlayStation Omega Strike!

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 (9344)

The Press Says

Coming Soon Magazine DOS Jun, 1997 90 out of 100 90
Hobby Consolas SEGA Saturn Feb, 1996 88 out of 100 88
Game Revolution SEGA Saturn Jun 06, 2004 B+ 83
PC Joker DOS May, 1997 80 out of 100 80
Mega Fun PlayStation Mar, 1998 76 out of 100 76
Meristation DOS Aug 18, 2001 7.5 out of 10 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
GameSpot DOS Jun 26, 1997 6.7 out of 10 67
Meristation PlayStation Mar 14, 1998 6 out of 10 60

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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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