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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 Arcade IMA FIRIN MAH LAZOR!!
X-Men: Children of the Atom PlayStation Spiral's got as many blades as she's got arms.
X-Men: Children of the Atom DOS Cyclops can also fire an Optic Blast "bullet". This is done simply by pressing the strong punch button.
X-Men: Children of the Atom Arcade Character select

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 (9321)

Critic Reviews

Mega Fun SEGA Saturn Dec, 1995 84 out of 100 84
Video Games SEGA Saturn Jan, 1996 83 out of 100 83
Game Revolution SEGA Saturn Jun 06, 2004 B+ 83
Mega Fun PlayStation Mar, 1998 76 out of 100 76
Power Play DOS Apr, 1997 75 out of 100 75
Game Players SEGA Saturn Mar, 1996 72 out of 100 72
Electric Playground DOS Jun 13, 1997 7 out of 10 70
All Game Guide SEGA Saturn 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
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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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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