Reviewed by Dyson Turner
X-Men was one of the better side scrollers for Genesis, the
game had a good story line, all the great X-Men characters
and it was great in each and every category, there isn't too
much out there beating this.
The story was simple you were the X-Men, Magneto was trying
to take over the world and he has brought some of the
X-Men's worst enemies along with him. The classic super
villain taking over the world theme I licked it.
The graphics were truly great for the time this game was
made, the X Men looked exactly like their comic book counterparts.
The backgrounds looked great too, everything had a look that fit
the comic book style perfectly. The graphics alone were
worth the price of the game. These graphics were truly high
The game music was pretty good as well. The X-Men theme and
plenty others was great every stage had music that fit in
quite well. The music on the first stage was truly great and
I still remember it to this day. The sound FX were
sufficient to this game, you had everything. The sound of
Wolverine's claws, Cyclops eye beam, everything was here.
The sound department was outstanding.
This game was for 1 player only. You could pick any X-Man,
Night Crawler, Cyclops, Wolverine, and some others as well.
You got icons so you can call the other X-Men that you
couldn't pick they destroyed every enemy on the screen.
There were about 6 levels, on each one you faced an X-Men
villain like Mojo and some others as well. All the moves in
the Comic books were at your disposal at well. Night
Crawler's teleporting, Wolverine's claws, and Cyclops' eye
beam were all here. The difficulty was intermediate, this
game had no passwords, or battery back ups.
Overall 9 out of 10
This is a very good game, and one of my favorites. The
graphics the sound, the controls everything was quite
flawless. Maybe a little more challenge would have granted
this game a perfect score, it seemed very hard at some parts
but for the most part this is too easy. The replay value
depends on person to person, some might find this fun to
replay, and others might beat it and forget about it. This
is one of the better games, and if you have the sequel this
is a definite game to get as well.