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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 PlayStation Talkin' smack between fights.
X-Men: Children of the Atom PlayStation Pick yer mutant, bub.
X-Men: Children of the Atom DOS One of Magneto's super move is Force field. For a brief moment, it will block any projectile or any attack! But his attacks can still get out!!!
X-Men: Children of the Atom DOS Magneto's Hyper X move is Shock Wave. He will fire energy pillars as high as the screen, which will move to the other side of the screen and deal a massive amount of damage.

Promo Images

X-Men: Children of the Atom Magazine Advertisement p. 39

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 (10646)

Critic Reviews

Mean Machines SEGA Saturn Apr, 1996 94 out of 100 94
Mean Machines SEGA Saturn Feb, 1996 94 out of 100 94
Game Revolution SEGA Saturn Jun 06, 2004 B+ 83
Video Games & Computer Entertainment SEGA Saturn Apr, 1996 8 out of 10 80
GamePro (US) SEGA Saturn Mar, 1996 4 out of 5 80
PC Games (Germany) DOS May, 1997 76 out of 100 76
Video Games PlayStation Feb, 1998 73 out of 100 73
Electric Playground DOS Jun 13, 1997 7 out of 10 70
PSM PlayStation Mar, 1998 25 out of 50 50
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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