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Description

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.

Screenshots

X-Men: Children of the Atom DOS If you inflict a large amount of damage on an enemy, he will get dizzy and hence vulnerable to any attack for a few seconds. You can see that at the character animation and rotating red portrait.
X-Men: Children of the Atom PlayStation Berzerker Barrage!
X-Men: Children of the Atom Arcade Wolverine's first attack
X-Men: Children of the Atom Arcade Like uppercut

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 (10638)

Critic Reviews

High Voltage Online SEGA Saturn Sep 13, 2006 87 out of 100 87
PC Joker DOS May, 1997 80 out of 100 80
Power Play DOS Apr, 1997 75 out of 100 75
Video Games PlayStation Feb, 1998 73 out of 100 73
NowGamer PlayStation Jan 01, 1998 7.2 out of 10 72
The Video Game Critic SEGA Saturn Apr 25, 2013 B- 67
GameSpot DOS Jun 26, 1997 6.7 out of 10 67
Computer Games Magazine DOS 1997 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Meristation PlayStation Mar 14, 1998 6 out of 10 60
IGN PlayStation Mar 03, 1998 3.5 out of 10 35

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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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