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X-Men: Children Of The Atom -- Acclaim/Capcom

The X-Men face their greatest foes in this new 2-D fighter from Capcom for the Sega Saturn. X-Men: Children of the Atom features Cyclops, Storm, Iceman, Wolverine, Magneto, Silver Samurai, and more, in giant multi-screen arenas of play. Each fighter has the ability to execute combo attacks on their enemies as well as perform devistating special moves that fill the screen with action.

The X-men starring in their very own Street Fighter game. Seems like a good idea, doesn't it? Well, maybe not. More on that in a second. As a conversion this game is very well done. Especially when you consider that the arcade featured multi-screen levels and super sharp graphics. Everything is here except for some animations which are mostly noticable only on the larger charecters. Unfortunatly game control is also replicated. Unfortunatly, this is seemingly the worst playing SF engine game. Relying more on random button pressing as opposed to a more controlled play style. Still it's better than 90 percent of the fighting games out there.

An excellent fighter, and in my opinion, far more enjoyable to play than Street Fighter Alpha. Graphically, this game is almost identical to the arcade version except that it's missing some frames of animation. Gameplay is identical to the arcade and all of the moves seem to be represented. Sound is good, as is the music in the game. The best thing is this game works well with my fighting play-style of random button pushing! If you're a fan of the coin-op, or a fighter fan in general, you should snatch up this puppy.

>>>>> 39.5/50 <<<<< E.Phoenix R.I.P.
Graphics 3.5 4.5
Sound 4.0 4.0
Gameplay/Control 3.0 5.0
Longevity/Playability 3.0 5.0
Overall 3.0 4.5
Total 6.5 23.0