Saturday, February 21, 2009

Games Played 02/19/2009


X-Men: Children of the Atom (1995)
Developer: Capcom Co., Ltd.
Platform: SegaSaturn
Purchase Date: 01/21/1996

This stage started out at the beach before it moved into the middle of the ocean.

The legendary X-Men: Children of the Atom is Capcom's first 1-on-1 Marvel-based fighting game. I am very surprised of how well this game still plays today. It is better than some of the newer fighting games released over the last couple of years. It's slow-paced but meticulous and definitely more strategic than the cross-over series that came after it like X-Men vs. Street Fighter and Marvel vs. Capcom. The game uses three punch buttons and three kick buttons, making it very flexible for combo experimentation. There are only ten characters selectable but they were quite fresh back in the days. The two bosses in the game are Juggernaut and Magneto and they are both pretty formidable. Then there are the game's ever-changing stage backdrops: they are dynamic and are a pleasure to watch. This game is one of the most exciting purchases I have ever made in my video gaming life thus far.

LIBRARY STATUS: 5 out of 5

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