X-Men 2: Clone Wars

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X-Men 2: Clone Wars
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
Distributor: Ballistic (US Mega Hit Series)
Licensor: Marvel Entertainment Group
Sound driver: GEMS
Genre: Action

















Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
US
1550
ESRB: Kids to Adults
Sega Mega Drive
US
(Mega Hit)
$19.9919.99[1]
ESRB: Kids to Adults
Sega Mega Drive
EU
1550-50
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Sega Mega Drive
PT
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£44.9944.99[3] 1550-50
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Sega Mega Drive
AU
$89.9589.95[4] FXME02SMC
OFLC: G8
Sega Mega Drive
AU
(Mega Booster Pak)
FXME03SMC
OFLC: G8
Sega Mega Drive
BR
046770
Tectoy: Todas as Idades

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X-Men 2: Clone Wars is the sequel to the Sega Mega Drive game X-Men, released in 1995 by Headgames and Sega under license from Marvel Comics. In the game, you control a select few X-Men as they try to stop the alien Phalanx from assimilating all of Earth's inhabitants to their race.

Gameplay

Each character can attack using either a normal punch (B) or one of their special powers (A). They can also jump (C) and can jump on walls and wall jump (similar to how Mighty the Armadillo wall jumps in Knuckles' Chaotix). Plenty of character specific moves exist. Unlike the original X-Men, special powers are not limited in the amount of energy you have to use them; in fact, you can even charge them for even more power. Each time you die, you can choose to continue with a different character.

Health is restored by collecting DNA strings, which come in three sizes, corresponding to the amount of health they restore

The game is notable for starting you with a random character on the first level upon turning on the system; beating this level takes you to the title screen, and from there, the next level of the game.

Characters

Assist characters are gone, but the playable cast has been boosted up to seven different X-Men: Beast, Psylocke, Gambit, Nightcrawler, Wolverine, Cyclops are initially playable, and a seventh character becomes available around a quarter into the game.

Beast

Real Name: Hank McCoy

Beast is the son of an American astronaut who was subjected to cosmic radiation. Originally depicted as a likeable brute, he was later retconned to smart and talented scientist. He gained blue fur thanks to a medicine he developed and used on himself. In addition to his sharp intellect, Beast is a formidable fighter thanks to his large muscles and suprising agility.

Primary Attack: Claws

Special Attack: Ground Slam. Hits ground with his massive arms and sends ground shockwaves to both front and back.

Other: Can jump-off walls. Can stick on walls and attack while grabbing.

Cyclops

Real Name: Scott Summers

Field leader of X-Men. Calm, reserved and responsible. His parents were kidnapped while travelling in a plane and both Summers and his brother jumped off the plane with parachutes. A head trauma while landing made his optic blast uncontrollable so he has to wear a specially designed ruby quartz goggles in order to prevent accidental discharge. Not well liked these days due to some questionable acts he committed in the latest story arcs.

Primary Attack: Punch

Special Attack: Optic blasts fired from eyes. Tapping the A button fires the beam. Holding down the A button fires a more powerful blast. While standing and holding down the A button, it can be fired towards all directions except downward. Can also be fired while crouching and jumping but can only fire horizontally.

Other: No one likes him.

Gambit

Real Name: Remy Lebau

Former member of New Orleans thieves guild. Gambit joined to X-Men simply to have fun. While he cares about his team mates, he is mostly in for a ride, and to spend more time with Rogue. Intensely agile thanks to his training as a thief. His mutant power allows him to power physical objects with kinetic energy, which allows them to detonate when thrown. He generally uses a staff and his deck of 52 cards as his signature weapons. Likeable, roguish and a ladies' man.

Primary Attack: Staff strikes, Flying Kick

Special Attack: Same as Cylops, but he uses cards which have more damage and better hit rate.

Other: Keep away from your girlfriends.

Nightcrawler

Real Name: Kurt Wagner

Wagner was taken in by a group of gypsies and worked as an acrobat for a circus before being recruited into X-Men. His mother is Mystique, cunning and calculating lackey of Magneto which might explain his physical appearance. In addition to his natural agility, Nightcrawler is an expert fencer and can crawl over many solid surface. His mutan power is his ability to teleport short distances. Deeply religious and has a strong sense of justice.

Primary Attack: Punches, Flying Kick

Special Attack: Teleport. Holding down the button allows him to teleport farther. Can damage or kills enemies if they are in the way.

Other: Can climb and vertical or horizontal surfaces. Can attack while climbing vertical walls. Double-Jump. German-accent.

Psylocke

Real Name: Elisabeth "Betsy" Braddock

Braddock was a very powerful psyhic from United Kingdom. After a certain event, Psylocke changed bodies with a female assassin from Japanese criminal organization called "The Hand". Psylocke is a very powerful telepath and capable of projecting pure psionic energy from her hands. (Psi-Blade) She is also a very talented and agile close quarters combatant thanks to the skills she inherited from the owner of her new body.

Primary Attack: Katana slash

Special Attack: Psi-Blade. Short range but powerful. Can be fired while standing, jumping or crouching but only towards front or back.

Other: Slide, double-jump, jump-off walls, stick on walls and attack. Well-endowed. Limited clothing.

Wolverine

Real Name: Logan

Wolverine has seen it all. Before joining the X-Men, Wolverine worked as a secret agent for Canadian government. With years of experience under his belt, Wolverine has several other abilities that make him truly, the toughest mutant alive. His "Healing Factor" allows him to recover even the most severe wounds and significantly slows down his aging process. His signature weapons are claws retracted into his knucles when not in use. Every bone in his body is laced with "Adamantium", one of most resilent metals in existence, making his bones extremely difficult to break. Wolverine also has extremely strong sense of smell, making it very difficult to ambush him. Do not take this small framed man lightly.

Primary Attack: Claws slash

Special Attack: Powerful claw swipe. Wolverine jumps forwards and slices the enemy, causing massive damage of killing them instantly. He can recover some amount of health is not engaging in combat.

Other: Double-Jump. Can climb vertical and horizontal walls with his claws. Can attack while climbing vertically. Hates Cyclops, then again who doesn't?

Magneto

Real Name: Eric Magnus Lansherr

A concentration camp survivor, Magneto dedicated to mutant race just like Professor X, even though his depiction of ideal world is much more different than him. Unlike Professor X, Because of the terrible experiences he suffered, Magneto is a much more hardened and ruthless character. He believes that mutants should rule the human race, rather than living together in peace with them. Despite being one of most relentless enemies of the X-Men, Magneto is a pragmatic man and in some instances he joined forces with his enemies in order to eliminate a much more powerful threat. Magneto as the name suggests, is capable of controlling magnetism. This makes him one of the most powerful mutants in history, since pretty much everything containt some amount of metal in it.

Production credits

Testers

Magazine articles

Main article: X-Men 2: Clone Wars/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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NL flyer

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Print advert in Sega Visions (US) #23: "February/March 1995" (199x-xx-xx)
also published in:

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Print advert in AS Magazin-Video Igrice (SCG) #13: "Jul-Avgust 1995" (1995-xx-xx)

Television advertisements

US TV advert

Merchandise

Artwork

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
90 [6]
68 №68, p36
88 [7]
76 [8]
57 №28, p56/57
70 №11, p79
68 [9]
87 [10]
40 [11]
89 №53, p77-79
80 №16, p76/77
63 №66, p67
80 №44, p36/37
80 [12]
Sega Mega Drive
74
Based on
14 reviews

Mega Drive, US
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Cover
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Cart
X-Men Clone Wars MD US Manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, US (Mega Hit Series)
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Cover
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Cart
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Manual
Mega Drive, EU
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Cover
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Cart
Mega Drive, PT
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Cover
Mega Drive, AU
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Cover
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Mega Drive, AU (Mega Booster Pak)
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Contents
Mega Drive, BR
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Cover
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Manual

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
2MB 1994-12 Cartridge (US/EU)
Sega Mega Drive
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
1994-12-17 Page
Sega Mega Drive
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
1994-12-16 Page
Sega Mega Drive
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
1994-12-15 Page
Sega Mega Drive
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
1994-12-14 Page
Sega Mega Drive
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
1994-12-11 Page
Sega Mega Drive
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
1994-12-11 Page
Sega Mega Drive
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
1994-12-10 Page
Sega Mega Drive
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
1994-12-09 Page
Sega Mega Drive
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
1994-12-08 Page
Sega Mega Drive
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
1994-12-07 Page
Sega Mega Drive
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
1994-12-06 Page
Sega Mega Drive
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
1994-12-03 Page
Sega Mega Drive
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
1994-12-02 Page
Sega Mega Drive
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
1994-11-30 Page
Sega Mega Drive
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
1994-11-28 Page
Sega Mega Drive
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
1994-11-23 Page
Sega Mega Drive
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
1994-11-17 Page
Sega Mega Drive
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
1994-10-18 Page
Sega Mega Drive
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
1994-05-10 Page
Sega Mega Drive
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
1994-05-06 Page

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)