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X-Men: Mutant Academy (Game Boy Color)

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Description

Like its bigger brother, X-Men: Mutant Academy on the Game Boy Color is a fighting game starring Marvel's famous mutants. Due to the obvious hardware limitations, the stages in this version have been designed in 2D, and there are also differences in gameplay.

The character roster includes four X-Men (Cyclops, Wolverine, Storm and Gambit) and five evil Mutants (Magneto, Toad, Mystique, Sabretooth and Pyro). There are also two additional secret characters, whose unlocking codes are revealed upon beating the game's story mode.

In addition to the story mode, in which one character takes on all the others in consecutive fights, there is a training mode, battle mode (featuring teams of three characters each), survival mode (one character taking on all others with only a single bar of health) and a versus mode utilizing the Game Link cable.

The Game Boy's two buttons are used for kicks and punches (or basic mutant abilities like Cyclops' eye beam). During a fight, a rage bar will slowly fill, which allows using powerful special attacks activated through button combos.

Screenshots

X-Men: Mutant Academy Game Boy Color Wolverien vs. Mystique
X-Men: Mutant Academy Game Boy Color VS screen.
X-Men: Mutant Academy Game Boy Color Storm uses a wind attack on Toad
X-Men: Mutant Academy Game Boy Color Wolverine throws Gambit

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The bimbo of X-Men games: pretty, but nothing there Ace of Sevens (4229) 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars

The Press Says

Jeuxvideo.com Aug 07, 2000 13 out of 20 65
Consoles Plus Sep, 2000 65 out of 100 65
Joypad Sep, 2000 6 out of 10 60
All Game Guide 2000 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
Daily Radar 2000 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 50
HappyPuppy Sep 07, 2000 4.5 out of 10 45
Eurogamer.net (UK) Sep 21, 2000 3 out of 10 30
IGN Jul 12, 2000 3 out of 10 30
GameSpot Jul 13, 2000 2.4 out of 10 24
Pocket Magazine / Pockett Videogames Sep 01, 2000 1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars 20

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Terok Nor (18453) added X-Men: Mutant Academy (Game Boy Color) on Jan 16, 2010