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X-Men: Children of the Atom

MobyRank MobyScore
Arcade
...
4.0
DOS
69
4.2
PlayStation
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3.6
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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 Levels scenery are made of multiple layers. Some levels will automatically scroll (through parallax scrolling), with sometimes objects in the front layer, like the girder here.
X-Men: Children of the Atom Arcade Claws in face!
X-Men: Children of the Atom Arcade Winner's pose
X-Men: Children of the Atom DOS Character selection screen. When you select a character, a larger portrait is displayed on the left (or right for player 2) and the corresponding character at the bottom is animated.

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 (9366)

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
GameFan Magazine SEGA Saturn Mar, 1996 81 out of 100 81
GamePro (US) SEGA Saturn Mar, 1996 4 out of 5 80
Video Games & Computer Entertainment SEGA Saturn Apr, 1996 8 out of 10 80
Power Play DOS Apr, 1997 75 out of 100 75
Defunct Games SEGA Saturn May 09, 2004 75 out of 100 75
NowGamer PlayStation Jan 01, 1998 7.2 out of 10 72
IGN PlayStation Mar 03, 1998 3.5 out of 10 35

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Trivia

This was first released on the Sega Saturn Platform

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