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A rise of anti-mutant activity in Genosha prompts Professor Xavier uses Cerebro to scan the island nation and discovers Apocalypse's presence there. Genosha's government is apparently using Apocalypse to bring their mutant population under control. However, Xavier suspects Apocalypse to follow his own plans and sends five X-Men, Cyclops, Wolverine, Psylocke, Beast and Gambit, to investigate.

X-Men: Mutant Apocalypse combines the gameplay of a side-scrolling brawler like Final Fight with elements of a platformer, that is, players have to fight various enemies and survive the occasional jumping-puzzle. Most levels also feature mid- and end-bosses in form of robots, monsters or known Super-Villains.

Each character has unique abilities and special moves: Cyclops uses his Optic Blast to attack enemies from a distance, Wolverine can climb walls, Psylocke is very agile and the best jumper of the team, Beast can cling to the ceiling while Gambit throws explosive cards at his enemies. Special moves are quite similar to those found in Street Fighter II (Wolverine has a Dragon-Punch-style attack and Gambit's Double Kick is virtually identical to M. Bison's Scissors Kick) and require similar button combinations.

While most stages are unique for each character, some can be played with any of the X-Men. Progress is saved via password.


X-Men: Mutant Apocalypse SNES Psylocke's first stage
X-Men: Mutant Apocalypse SNES Psylocke has to dodge projectiles while fighting of lots of teleporting mutants
X-Men: Mutant Apocalypse SNES Cyclops' Optical Blast is very powerful but also requires good timing.
X-Men: Mutant Apocalypse SNES Before facing Magneto, every X-Men has to deal with deadly robots and machines

Promo Images

X-Men: Mutant Apocalypse Magazine Advertisement GamePro (International Data Group, United States), Issue 65 (December 1994)
X-Men: Mutant Apocalypse Magazine Advertisement

Alternate Titles

  • "エックス・メン ミュータントアポカリプス" -- Japanese spelling

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The Game Hoard Jul 21, 2018 6 out of 7 86
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Game Players Dec, 1994 80 out of 100 80
GamePro (US) Feb, 1995 4 out of 5 80
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Jan, 1995 31 out of 40 78
Power Unlimited Jul, 1995 7.6 out of 10 76
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All Game Guide 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Play Time Feb, 1995 70 out of 100 70
Mega Fun Jan, 1995 70 out of 100 70


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Wormspinal (639) added X-Men: Mutant Apocalypse (SNES) on Jan 17, 2004