Retro Gaming- X-Men Mutant Apocalyspe: (1994)

There have been many X-men games that have been released dating back to the 80s but this title is one that stands out.  X-Men Mutant Apocalypse was originally released in late 1994 for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System.  Mutant Apocalypse was developed by Capcom and remains to be one of the most nostalgic & fun X-men games to be released during the 1990’s.  This game was enjoyable because it contained nice graphics along with challenging stages that allowed players to develop unique strategies on how to complete each level.  While this game was adventurous and exciting it was only one player since it was mostly a platform/RPG game.  What is cool about this game is that players have the option of choosing five different characters including: Wolverine, Cyclops, Psylocke, Gambit and Beast to complete each level in whatever level they choose to.

This game had required the players to utilize the five main characters to travel to Genosha to thwart a plot that was believed to be developed by Apocalypse  that included Queen Brood and Turk; ultimately in the end the players are charged with the very difficult task of defeating Magneto.  Each character have their own theme song which is another fantastic feature to this game.   Wolverine & Cyclops themes includes fast paced music similar to MegaMan while others like Psylocke have melodic bass music that players can enjoy during gameplay.  The composer Setsuo Yamamoto did a great job developing soundtracks that captured the personality of each character including the villains which made the game more memorable.  X-Men Mutant Apocalypse had received decent reviews by many gaming publications including IGN, EGM and many more.  Many people believe that this X-Men game was one of the best titles to be released in the 90s.  This game was so exciting it probably has many X-Men fans wondering why there has never been a remake or re-release for this title.

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