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X-Men: Mutant Apocalypse Reviews (SNES)

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Critic Reviews

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The Game Hoard (Jul 21, 2018)
X-Men: Mutant Apocalypse does simplify both halves of its identity by including platforming that is mildly challenging and beat-em-up combat that has a limited selection of moves, but by combining the elements properly, it makes a title that focuses on approaching obstacles and battles intelligently, learning the behavior of your enemies and the skills of the X-Men. The difficulty may scare away some players, but if you commit to learning the levels and finding the right mutant for the situation, X-Men: Mutant Apocalypse will open up and give you content that is better since you have to overcome it through a thoughtful approach rather than merely moving through it recklessly.
Gameplay is unrelenting and requires precision playing to make it through even the early levels. But those who have the patience to work their way through this challenging quest will be rewarded with one of the best comic book games out there.
Score (Oct, 1995)
I přes menší zmatky v ovládání a trošku větší složitost je hra X-Men na špici všech nintendovských her za poslední dobu a rozhodně není k zahození. A taková malá rozcvička, kterou právě tato hra poskytne karate maniakům pro očekávaný třetí díl Mortal Kombatu, také neuškodí.
Retrogaming History (Jun 29, 2009)
X-Men: Mutant Apocalypse è un titolo imperdibile sia per i fan della Marvel sia per gli appassionati del genere. L’immedesimazione con Wolverine e compagni è infatti ottima così come lo è anche l’appagamento scaturito dal loro utilizzo. Peccato solo per la scarsa longevità, difetto a cui si è ovviato con un livello di difficoltà in certi frangenti davvero odioso.
GamePro (US) (Feb, 1995)
X-Men: Mutant Apocalypse is well done. However, it doesn't stretch the boundaries of this genre and it may become repetitive after a while. Comic-book fans will probably be more enthusiastic about it than hardcore gamers. With graphics and gameplay that approach SF II's high standards, the sequel possibilities loom large.
Game Players (Dec, 1994)
Despite it's problems, X-Men combines X-cellent graphics and X-citing gameplay to make this a game worthy of begging for. Like the immortal Stan Lee, creator of the X-Men comic series, always says, 'Enuff said!'
If it wasn't for the license, this one probably would have just been tossed aside with the countless other similar titles and we certainly wouldn't be revisiting it today. But, with a helping hand from Capcom and a strong comic backing it, this one is still a blast to pick up. You'll have to fight with feelings of frustration to get all the way through, though that's a minor problem that is far outweighed by the quality of the action.
For once, a game has done justice to one of my favorite comics. First things first, the gameplay is absolutely outstanding. Sure, there are Street Fighter moves, but who cares? This isn't another Final Fight. The game requires skill and timing. The graphics are good, but not great and the music is sort of blah. However, X-Men is fun to play and that's what really counts. X-Men is a decent side-scroller.
Power Unlimited (Jul, 1995)
X-Men, Mutant Apocalypse is, net als de andere Marvel Comics games, prachtig om te zien. Grote helden draven over het scherm en special moves zijn er net zo veel als in een goed vechtspel. Wat ik jammer vind is dat de levels vaak nogal kort zijn. Anderhalf eindbaasje verder ben jer er al weer doorheen. Ik schat dan ook dat een geoefende platformspecialist het spel binnen een regenachtig weekendje wel heeft uitgespeeld. Iets voor de verhuur misschien? Lijkt mij zeker de moeite waard!
The Video Game Critic (Jul 15, 2000)
Mutant Apocalypse is an impressive side-scrolling platformer. Embarking on individual missions, you control five X-Men including Wolverine, Cyclops, Psylocke, Gambit, and Beast. Your ultimate goal is to free mutants from an island where they are being held by the evil Mighty Apocalypse. Despite using only two buttons, the game offers about seven or eight attacks for each hero. The stages exhibit great variety and showcase the X-Men's individual talents. For example, Wolverine can climb walls and Beast can walk on ceilings. The characters are huge, backgrounds are interesting, and the huge bosses are exciting. Even the sky high difficulty won't prevent you from coming back for more superhero action.
GameFan Magazine (Dec, 1994)
X-Men, X-Men, X-Men...enough! These aren't even cool characters. Plain and simple run-of-the-mill side scrolling arcade action is all you'll find here. The graphics are of course great, but I've been down this road too many times. Why doesn't Capcom make a platformer with the SF2 cast? Go with a winner...your winner, Capcom.
Video Games (Feb, 1995)
Es geschehen noch Zeichen und Wunder: Dieses Marvel-Spiel macht ja richtig Spaß! Die mannigfaltigen Angriffstechniken der Charaktere, kombiniert mit krachendem Sound/FX und dem für scrollende Beat‘em Ups ungewöhnlichen Leveldesign wissen zu gefallen. Doch die Schlingel aus der Street Fighter-Schmiede haben kräftig geklaut und zwar bei Ninja Warriors. Die Kampftechniken und deren Ausführung gleichen denen der drei Cyber-Ninjas aus Taitos Hit oft wie ein Ei dem anderen. Aber was solls: Gut abgekupfert ist weiterhin besser als schlecht selbstgemacht. Gefallen lassen muß sich X-Men: The Mutant Apocalypse jedoch Kritik an der mangelnden Gegnervielfalt (genretypisch) und den ultralangweiligen Attacken der Midstage-Roboter. Dennoch sollten sich Marvel-Fans das erste annehmbare Spiel um ihre Lieblingstruppe keinesfalls entgehen lassen. Final Fight-Fans werden‘s sich sowieso holen.
Play Time (Feb, 1995)
Insgesamt wirkt das Gameplay angestaubt bzw. ideenlos, und vor allem der hohe Schwierigkeitsgrad sorgt für Frust.
Mega Fun (Jan, 1995)
Capcom kann es nicht lassen: Nach der Wrestling-Schlacht Slam Masters werden nun auch die Marvel-Stars „verstreetfightert“. Daß die Programmierer durchaus ihr Handwerk verstehen, sieht man schon an den recht großen Sprites und den guten Hintergründen. Trotzdem kann ihr neuestes Werk nicht auf ganzer Linie überzeugen. Zum einen wirkt das 16 MBit-Modul streckenweise etwas unfair, da Eure Energieleiste bspw. durch einen Schlag eines Endgegener mitunter fast halbiert wird, zum anderen fehlt dem Leveldesign die Durchdachtheit früherer Capcom-Titel. Zugegebenermaßen wurde das Schlagrepertoire neben den Standardtechniken um bewährte Special Moves erweitert, X-Men bleibt im Grunde aber trotzdem ein weiterer, wenn auch hammerharter Final Fight-Verschnitt.
In closing, if you are a fan of games like Final Fight or Fighting Force you won't be disappointed in this title. Even if you are not a fan, give this one a rent. You might be surprised.
An overall excellent game, Capcom (a two-player mode would have made it better), but what I'm really looking forward to, X-Men-wise, is the fighting game. C'mon Capcom, I can hardly wait.
Total! (Germany) (Jun, 1995)
Insgesamt ist es zwar eine recht ordentliche Umsetzung des Comic-Themas, aber noch lange kein Game das die Möglichkeiten der X-Men voll ausnutzt.