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Professor Xavier and his Uncanny X-Men are all that stand in the way of the rampage of Magneto and his henchmen. The X-Men: Wolverine, Cyclops, Storm, Colossus, Iceman and Nightcrawler, are ready to fight Magneto.

The Uncanny X-Men is an over-head view action game. Players begin by choosing two X-Men from the roster (the second either controlled by another player or the computer) and select one of five levels including a practice level. The goal in each level is to reach the hidden 'command center' and destroy it. The X-Men all share similar abilities, being able to move in any direction, jump and attack. Half of the characters (Storm, Iceman, Cyclops) have long range attacks while the other half (Wolverine, Nightcrawler, Colossus) must get in close range to punch the enemies. Each X-men can only sustain a certain number of hits before being defeated. Should the two X-Men both fall in battle, players will be able to choose two more to attempt the level again until all of the X-Men are used up.

Power-ups include an "S" which stops time, invincibility for a short time and a health restore. There is also a Magnet (symbol of Magneto) power-down which renders the X-men immobile for a short time.


The Uncanny X-Men NES Strange underground passages
The Uncanny X-Men NES Jelly balls chase after Nightcrawler
The Uncanny X-Men NES Alone Iceman vs... blobs? oO
The Uncanny X-Men NES Another screenshot of practice mode

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Alternate Titles

  • "Marvel's X-Men" -- Title Graphic

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User Reviews

LJN Presents Marvel's X-men, 'Nuff Said browned (125) 1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars
Bad ETJB (455) 1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars

Critic Reviews

VideoGame Jun, 1991 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
All Game Guide 1998 1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars 20
HonestGamers (Staff reviews only) 1998 2 out of 10 20
Ultimate Nintendo: Guide to the NES Library 2016 1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars 20
Defunct Games Jul 16, 2014 F 0 Dec, 2013 F 0


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Last level code

The code to access the game's last level was printed on the front of the game cartridge:

"+B+Up together with Start"

However, the code printed is only half the required command. The full code is, "Select+B+Up then press Start", but the first part could only be seen by completing the other stages fulfilling a secret condition (killing 30 special enemies). This causes the game to display hidden messages in the post-stage text, detailing the code and its purpose.

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Shoddyan (14294) added The Uncanny X-Men (NES) on Feb 01, 2004