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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 Cyclops's Optic Blast, like most characters' "fireball" powers, can also be fired when jumping.
X-Men: Children of the Atom PlayStation There's no getting the jump on Iceman.
X-Men: Children of the Atom Arcade Winner's pose
X-Men: Children of the Atom DOS Depending on the button pressed at the end of their execution, some super moves take a different direction. Here a diagonal upwards Optic Blast, good for air interception.

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 (10627)

Critic Reviews

Consoles Plus SEGA Saturn Jan, 1996 97 out of 100 97
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Arcade Apr, 1995 95 out of 100 95
Mean Machines SEGA Saturn Apr, 1996 94 out of 100 94
Hobby Consolas SEGA Saturn Feb, 1996 88 out of 100 88
PC Joker DOS May, 1997 80 out of 100 80
Video Games PlayStation Feb, 1998 73 out of 100 73
All Game Guide SEGA Saturn 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Computer Games Magazine DOS 1997 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Computer and Video Games (CVG) SEGA Saturn Jun, 1996 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Computer and Video Games (CVG) PlayStation Apr, 1998 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40

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Trivia

Included as a secret character is Akuma, one of the baddies of the Street Fighter series. (an omen of the future Marvel/Capcom crossover games?)

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