Gaming Nostalgia Tour - X-Men The Arcade Game


X-Men The Arcade Game: XBox 360

The Game
I lost a lot of quarters to this game in the arcades. The game originally came out in 1992 and was published by Konami. The game's story revolves around Magneto basically being his normally douchey self. You get to pick between six X-Men Wolverine, Cyclops, Dazzler, Storm, Nightcrawler, or Colossus.  Each character has their own special move some of which has the ability to clear out the screen which does come in handy because this is a side scrolling beat'em up.  I have to admit though that this game is best played with multiple people and from the outset (at least on the 360) you can choose to play the game with either 4 or 6 people.  Being that it is a port of an arcade game from the early 90's it does look a little dated.  The game can also be intense at times which is why its usually a very good idea to play with someone as opposed to going it alone.  Just realize that you will die and die alot, but hey look on the bright side at least you aren't losing quarters.

For Parents
This game is basically a lot of super hero action.  For the most part the enemies are machines or various mutates.  The only "people" are the boss characters.  There is no blood or gore or anything like that.  Just your standard comic booky type action, nothing to bad here.

The Verdict
This is really gonna hurt me but if you  are playing this game by yourself you really don't want this game.  It is very frustrating how quickly you can become overwhelmed and seeing how there is no crouch or slide mechanic in the game that kind of sucks.  However, if you have a brother or sister or close friends then it may be a fun little pick up.

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