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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 DOS The Danger room can switch to different aspects. For instance, here it simulates a jungle environment.
X-Men: Children of the Atom Arcade Long fall
X-Men: Children of the Atom PlayStation More characters.
X-Men: Children of the Atom DOS Psylocke's Psi-Blade is her "dragon punch" move, especially good to intercept air attacks. If timed correctly you can chain another Psi-Balde just after.

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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 (10648)

Critic Reviews

Mean Machines SEGA Saturn Feb, 1996 94 out of 100 94
Mega Fun SEGA Saturn Dec, 1995 84 out of 100 84
Game Revolution SEGA Saturn Jun 06, 2004 B+ 83
GamePro (US) SEGA Saturn Mar, 1996 4 out of 5 80
Mega Fun PlayStation Mar, 1998 76 out of 100 76
Meristation DOS Aug 18, 2001 7.5 out of 10 75
Game Players SEGA Saturn Mar, 1996 72 out of 100 72
NowGamer PlayStation Jan 01, 1998 7.2 out of 10 72
The Video Game Critic SEGA Saturn Apr 25, 2013 B- 67
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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