Retro Gaming- X-Men Children of the Atom: (1994)

Anyone who is a long time fan of the X-Men series know how popular this game was following it initial release. X-Men Children of the Atom of originally released for the arcade system in late 1994. It was a very popular 2D fighting game that caught the attention of gamers who where huge fans of fighting games during the early 90s. X-Men Children of the Atom includes everyone’s favorite heroes from the series such as: Wolverine, Cyclops and Storm. This game also includes some of the most sinister villains including Juggernaut, Silver Samurai and the main antagonist Magento. This design & gameplay of this title was groundbreaking not only because it had improved on many of the mechanics used in many previous fighting games such as Super Street Fighter II: Turbo.

The gameplay for Children of the Atom was very innovative and served as a model that would be adopted by many other 2D Capcom fighting games such as: X-Men Vs. Street Fighter & Marvel Vs. Capcom. Some people would argue this game much better than critics give it credit for because many people who have played Children of the Atom thought it was fantastic. However, this would depend on which version one has played because the Arcade and Sega Saturn version of Children of the Atom was considered to be more superior than Sony PlayStation. The original PlayStation games were exciting but simple issues such as: lengthy loading screens along with other limited features would prevent many players from enjoying the experience they had with the arcade version of Children of the Atom. Overall, the game itself is very exciting for both the Arcade and Sega Saturn. Despite, being a memorable classic there has never been a remake or re-release for this game. If Capcom had decided to re-release X-Men Children of the Atom only time would tell when it would take place.

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