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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 High hells kick
X-Men: Children of the Atom DOS Magneto's Hyper X move is Shock Wave. He will fire energy pillars as high as the screen, which will move to the other side of the screen and deal a massive amount of damage.
X-Men: Children of the Atom Arcade Air Duel
X-Men: Children of the Atom Arcade Electric attack

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 (9316)

Critic Reviews

Coming Soon Magazine DOS Jun, 1997 90 out of 100 90
Hobby Consolas SEGA Saturn Feb, 1996 88 out of 100 88
High Voltage Online SEGA Saturn Sep 13, 2006 87 out of 100 87
Video Games SEGA Saturn Jan, 1996 83 out of 100 83
GameFan Magazine SEGA Saturn Mar, 1996 81 out of 100 81
Mega Fun PlayStation Mar, 1998 76 out of 100 76
PC Games (Germany) DOS May, 1997 76 out of 100 76
Meristation DOS Aug 18, 2001 7.5 out of 10 75
Power Play DOS Apr, 1997 75 out of 100 75
PC Player (Germany) DOS May, 1997 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40

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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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