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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.

Screenshots

X-Men: Children of the Atom DOS Under the portrait, some symbols show how a won round had ended. A clock means a time victory, a V means the finishing move was a simple blow, a Ss round ended with an Hyper X move.
X-Men: Children of the Atom DOS Press F10 (options), go into the configuration menu (7.) and type the word "spam". In the system menu (7.1) you can now activate Boss Select and Free Play (unlimited credits).
X-Men: Children of the Atom DOS When two players select the same character, the costume of the second character will have a different colour, helping to distinguish each one from the other.
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.

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 (10633)

Critic Reviews

Computer and Video Games (CVG) SEGA Saturn Feb, 1996 95 out of 100 95
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Arcade Apr, 1995 95 out of 100 95
Coming Soon Magazine DOS Jun, 1997 90 out of 100 90
High Voltage Online SEGA Saturn Sep 13, 2006 87 out of 100 87
Video Games & Computer Entertainment SEGA Saturn Apr, 1996 8 out of 10 80
PC Games (Germany) DOS May, 1997 76 out of 100 76
Power Play DOS Apr, 1997 75 out of 100 75
The Video Game Critic SEGA Saturn Apr 25, 2013 B- 67
Meristation PlayStation Mar 14, 1998 6 out of 10 60
PC Action (Germany) DOS Apr, 1997 59 out of 100 59

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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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