X-Men (Game Gear)

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X-Men
System(s): Sega Game Gear
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
Licensor: Marvel Entertainment Group
Genre: Action

















Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Game Gear
US
$44.9944.99[1] 2505
Videogame Rating Council: GA

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X-Men is a Sega Game Gear action platform game developed by Paul Hutchinson at Sega of America, and published by Sega. Based on the popular 1963 American comic series The X-Men, it was released exclusively in the United States in January 1994[1], and is notable for sharing gameplay mechanics and assets with the company's previous superhero game, Spider-Man vs. The Kingpin.

Gameplay

Button 1 is used to attack, and button 2 is used to jump. Tapping Start will active the player character's mutant ability, and holding the button down will pause the game.

Two difficulty levels are available: "Piece o'cake" (the easier option), and "I don't think so" (the harder option.) Choosing the former will end the game after completing the fourth level.

Playable characters

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Wolverine
Wolverine's mutant ability is his adamantium blades and healing factor. Boasting average health, his claws can defeat most normal enemies with two hits, and he passively regenerates health at a slow rate.

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Cyclops
Cyclops' mutant ability is the power to fire optic blasts from his eyes, which can be shot in any direction by holding Down and pressing 1.

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Psylocke
Psylocke's mutant ability is the power to fire her PSI-Blade - a psionic energy projectile. While boasting a good attack range and damage output, she has the least health of all the playable characters.


Unlock: Complete the level Brood Cave.

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Nightcrawler
Nightcrawler's mutant ability is short-range teleportation and the ability to climb walls and ceilings by pressing 2 twice and holding; enemies caught in the area of his teleport are damaged in the process. Nightcrawler lacks a double jump, but can jump higher than other characters, and features relatively low health and power.


Unlock: Complete the level Hellfire Club.

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Rogue
Rogue's mutant ability is the power of flight and very hard-hitting melee attacks. Like Nightcrawler, she lacks a double jump, but compensates with the fast mobility of her flight.


Unlock: Complete the level Madripoor.

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Storm
Storm's mutant ability is the power of flight and projectile lightning bolts. Like Nightcrawler and Rogue, she also cannot double jump, but compensates with the fast mobility of her flight.


Unlock: Complete the level Morlock Tunnel.

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Iceman
Iceman's mutant ability is a projectile ice shard attack, and possesses the most health and power of all the game's playable characters.


Unlock: Unknown.

Levels

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Hellfire Club
Boss: Sebastian Shaw.

Shaw is immune to all types of attacks, and can only be damaged by luring him to the room's various traps.

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Morlock Tunnels
Boss: Callisto

Callisto wields a staff, and will utilize hit and run tactics.

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Brood Cave
Boss: Brood Queen

Similar to Callisto, Queen uses fast and aggressive melee attacks.

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The Savage Land
Boss: Sauron

Sauron flies around the stage and attacks very quickly.

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Madripoor
Boss: Omega Red

Omega Red's attacks have a strong reach, and uses his carbonadium coils to engage from afar.

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Avalon
Boss: Magneto

Magneto is invulnerable when he is surrounded by glowing energy, and is only vulnerable for a brief moment when he lands and fires an energy blast at the player character. His attack pattern is notably unpredictable.

History

Legacy

In December 2016, SMS Power! user BcnAbel76 released a X-Men Sega Game Gear to Sega Master System conversion hack.[2]

Production credits

Source:
In-game credits
Source:
US manual[3]

Magazine articles

Main article: X-Men (Game Gear)/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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Print advert in Electronic Games (1992-1995) (US) #16: "January 1994" (1993-12-21)
also published in:

Artwork

Physical scans

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Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
Freak (IL)
84
[6]
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
83
[7]
Sega Power (UK) NTSC-U
81
[8]
Sega Zone (UK) NTSC-U
55
[9]
Sega Game Gear
76
Based on
4 reviews

X-Men (Game Gear)

Game Gear, US
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Game Gear, US (Fleer Ultra Cards Bundle)
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Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Game Gear
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CRC32 567a5ee6
MD5 21d75ed09b6f73037544894580933a0b
SHA-1 215e5f761475ca17a091371e39f636718f213403
512kB Cartridge (US)

External links

References


X-Men games for Sega systems
Sega Mega Drive
Spider-Man and the X-Men in Arcade's Revenge (1993) | X-Men (1993) | Wolverine: Adamantium Rage (1994) | X-Men 2: Clone Wars (1995) | X-Women: The Sinister Virus (unreleased)
Sega Game Gear
Spider-Man and the X-Men in Arcade's Revenge (1994) | X-Men (1994) | X-Men: GamesMaster's Legacy (1994) | X-Men: Mojo World (1996)
Sega Saturn
X-Men: Children of the Atom (1995) | X-Men vs. Street Fighter (1997)
Sega Master System
X-Men: Mojo World (1996)
Sega 32X
X-Men: Mind Games (Unreleased)
X-Men related media
Music
Sega Tunes: X-Men 2: Clone Wars (1996)