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X-Men: Mutant Apocalypse (SNES)

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Description

A rise of anti-mutant activity in Genosha prompts Professor Xavier uses Cerebro to scan the island nation and discovers Apocalypse's presence there. Genosha's government is apparently using Apocalypse to bring their mutant population under control. However, Xavier suspects Apocalypse to follow his own plans and sends five X-Men, Cyclops, Wolverine, Psylocke, Beast and Gambit, to investigate.

X-Men: Mutant Apocalypse combines the gameplay of a side-scrolling brawler like Final Fight with elements of a platformer, that is, players have to fight various enemies and survive the occasional jumping-puzzle. Most levels also feature mid- and end-bosses in form of robots, monsters or known Super-Villains.

Each character has unique abilities and special moves: Cyclops uses his Optic Blast to attack enemies from a distance, Wolverine can climb walls, Psylocke is very agile and the best jumper of the team, Beast can cling to the ceiling while Gambit throws explosive cards at his enemies. Special moves are quite similar to those found in Street Fighter II (Wolverine has a Dragon-Punch-style attack and Gambit's Double Kick is virtually identical to M. Bison's Scissors Kick) and require similar button combinations.

While most stages are unique for each character, some can be played with any of the X-Men. Progress is saved via password.

Screenshots

X-Men: Mutant Apocalypse SNES Psylocke's first stage
X-Men: Mutant Apocalypse SNES Each member of the X-Men has a unique final stage
X-Men: Mutant Apocalypse SNES Trying to escape the lava
X-Men: Mutant Apocalypse SNES Gambit can throw explosive cards at his enemies.

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The Press Says

Game Informer Magazine Oct, 2004 8.25 out of 10 82
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Jan 03, 2005 8 out of 10 80
Retrogaming History Jun 29, 2009 8 out of 10 80
GamePro (US) Feb, 1995 4 out of 5 80
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Jan, 1995 7.8 out of 10 78
Power Unlimited Jul, 1995 7.6 out of 10 76
The Video Game Critic Jul 15, 2000 B 75
GameFan Magazine Dec, 1994 74 out of 100 74
Mega Fun Jan, 1995 70 out of 100 70
Total! (Germany) Jun, 1995 3 out of 6 60

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Wormspinal (597) added X-Men: Mutant Apocalypse (SNES) on Jan 17, 2004