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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 Special power - multiple Psylocke
X-Men: Children of the Atom DOS Cyclops has two Hyper X moves. One is Mega Optic Blast. The other, Super Optic Blast, is an Optic Blast that lasts a few seconds, can be fully oriented and is reflected by the ground, as seen here.
X-Men: Children of the Atom Arcade Silver Samurai has troubles
X-Men: Children of the Atom Arcade Psylocke vs Storm

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 (9318)

Critic Reviews

Computer and Video Games (CVG) SEGA Saturn Feb, 1996 95 out of 100 95
Coming Soon Magazine DOS Jun, 1997 90 out of 100 90
Mega Fun PlayStation Mar, 1998 76 out of 100 76
Power Play DOS Apr, 1997 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
Meristation PlayStation Mar 14, 1998 6 out of 10 60
PSM PlayStation Mar, 1998 25 out of 50 50

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Trivia

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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