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Like its bigger brother, X-Men: Mutant Academy on the Game Boy Color is a fighting game starring Marvel's famous mutants. Due to the obvious hardware limitations, the stages in this version have been designed in 2D, and there are also differences in gameplay.

The character roster includes four X-Men (Cyclops, Wolverine, Storm and Gambit) and five evil Mutants (Magneto, Toad, Mystique, Sabretooth and Pyro). There are also two additional secret characters, whose unlocking codes are revealed upon beating the game's story mode.

In addition to the story mode, in which one character takes on all the others in consecutive fights, there is a training mode, battle mode (featuring teams of three characters each), survival mode (one character taking on all others with only a single bar of health) and a versus mode utilizing the Game Link cable.

The Game Boy's two buttons are used for kicks and punches (or basic mutant abilities like Cyclops' eye beam). During a fight, a rage bar will slowly fill, which allows using powerful special attacks activated through button combos.


X-Men: Mutant Academy Game Boy Color Storm uses a wind attack on Toad
X-Men: Mutant Academy Game Boy Color Gambit vs Toad
X-Men: Mutant Academy Game Boy Color Wolverine vs. Pyro
X-Men: Mutant Academy Game Boy Color Phoenix uses her apocalypse move on her doppelganger

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User Reviews

The bimbo of X-Men games: pretty, but nothing there Ace of Sevens (4471) 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars

Critic Reviews

Mega Fun Sep, 2000 67 out of 100 67
Joypad Sep, 2000 6 out of 10 60
Daily Radar 2000 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 50
All Game Guide 2000 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
HappyPuppy Sep 07, 2000 4.5 out of 10 45
64 Power / big.N / N Games Aug, 2000 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
IGN Jul 12, 2000 3 out of 10 30 (UK) Sep 21, 2000 3 out of 10 30
GameSpot Jul 13, 2000 2.4 out of 10 24
The Video Game Critic Jan 13, 2015 F 0


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Terok Nor (28924) added X-Men: Mutant Academy (Game Boy Color) on Jan 16, 2010