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 Cyclops' Optic Blast. It will hit at any place of the beam, therefore unlike a projectile you don't have to time your shot so that it intercepts a jumping enemy at his landing point.
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 Arcade Silver Samurai has troubles
X-Men: Children of the Atom Arcade Air Duel

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

Coming Soon Magazine DOS Jun, 1997 90 out of 100 90
Hobby Consolas SEGA Saturn Feb, 1996 88 out of 100 88
Mega Fun SEGA Saturn Dec, 1995 84 out of 100 84
Power Play DOS Apr, 1997 75 out of 100 75
Meristation DOS Aug 18, 2001 7.5 out of 10 75
Defunct Games SEGA Saturn May 09, 2004 75 out of 100 75
NowGamer PlayStation Jan 01, 1998 7.2 out of 10 72
The Video Game Critic SEGA Saturn Apr 25, 2013 B- 67
PSM PlayStation Mar, 1998 25 out of 50 50
IGN PlayStation Mar 03, 1998 3.5 out of 10 35


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Included as a secret character is Akuma, one of the baddies of the Street Fighter series. (an omen of the future Marvel/Capcom crossover games?)

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