X-Men: Children of the Atom

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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.


X-Men: Children of the Atom DOS Do the same but with the three kick buttons and you will play as Magneto. His Hyper Grav move, seen here, can grab an enemy, even if he/she is in defense position.
X-Men: Children of the Atom DOS Another possible aspect is an underwater environment. Yet another possibility is a space environment aspect.
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 Arcade Claws in face!

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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Capcom takes on the X-Men and a new era of ass-kicking 2D fighters dawns DOS Zovni (9322)

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Hobby Consolas SEGA Saturn Feb, 1996 88 out of 100 88
High Voltage Online SEGA Saturn Sep 13, 2006 87 out of 100 87
GamePro (US) SEGA Saturn Mar, 1996 4 out of 5 80
Defunct Games SEGA Saturn May 09, 2004 75 out of 100 75
Video Games PlayStation Feb, 1998 73 out of 100 73
NowGamer PlayStation Jan 01, 1998 7.2 out of 10 72
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
PC Player (Germany) DOS May, 1997 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40


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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.

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