X-Men Children of the Atom
The Capcom fighting game based on Marvel's X-Men is finally coming home. This translation is exclusively for the Saturn, and it is is a near-exact translation of the coin-op.
The gameplay is basic Capcom style, with moves done with rotations on the joystick, a la fireball and Dragon Punches. Capcom, who developed this game,
I doesn't even hide the direct I take-offs of its earlier titles. You can tell that many of the fighters are similar to the Street Fighter characters in many ways.
One unique feature that X-Men contains is the ability to battle in the air. It is possible for fighters to leap high on the screen, as well as block while flying. This allows lots of opportunities for juggle combos and more tactics to tear apart your foe. There is a grand total of 10 playable fighters and two Bosses. Here's a rundown on the basics of each fighter: Storm commands the weather, and most of her moves are comprised of small typhoons she throws. Cyclops, the leader of the X-Men, has a series of eye blasts and a multihit Dragon Punch that make him one of the cheapest fighters. Iceman is similar to Cyclops, but he throws ice balls of various sizes, and he lacks a Dragon Punch. Wolverine, everyone's favorite berserker, is an intense fighter with plenty of claw slashes. Colossus is a man whose skin turns into metal, making him impervious to many attacks. He moves slowly, but he can dish out a number of deadly throws. Also a member of the X-Men is Psylocke, the British-Mandarin ninja who attacks with a Psychic Blade and can use her mental powers to confuse her foes. Omega Red is a Russian experiment that uses bizarre tentacles to drain the life energy from enemies. The Silver Samurai is a giant warrior armed with psychic shurikens and a sword that cuts through nearly anything. The mutanthunting Sentinel is a hulking machine that's armed with an arsenal of bombs, lasers and other bizarre attacks. Last is Mojo's right-hand man...er woman, Spiral. Spiral is a four-armed warrior who can turn invisible, teleport or (with a supermove) even morph.
In terms of graphics, this is the coin-op, although some of the colors are missing. The gameplay is excellent, and the various speed settings can satisfy any fighting fan.
MANUFACTURER - Acclaim
DIFFICULTY - MODERATE
THEME - Fighting
NUMBER OF PLAYERS - 1 or 2
2016-10-07 X-Men Children of the Atom game added.