X-Men 2: Clone Wars

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X-Men 2: Clone Wars
Publisher: Sega
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Sound driver: GEMS
Genre: Action

Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
$? 1550
Sega Mega Drive
US (Mega Hit Series)
Sega Mega Drive
£44.99[1] 1550-50
Sega Mega Drive
?F 1550-50
Sega Mega Drive
DM ? 1550-50
Sega Mega Drive
?Ptas 1550-50
Sega Mega Drive
$89.95[2] FXME02SMC
Sega Mega Drive
R$? 046770

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.


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.


You can choose to play from one of six different X-Men: Beast, Psylocke, Gambit, Nightcrawler, Wolverine, Cyclops. A seventh character becomes available around a quarter into the game. Assist characters from the prequel have been completely removed.

Production credits

  • Lead Tester: Tony Lynch
  • Assistant Leads: Steve Bourdet, Rey Alferez, Caroline Trujillo & Dave Dodge
  • Mike Baldwin, Sancho Martinez, Leonard Sayers, Tracy Johnson, Nathan Clark, Lloyd Kinoshita, Lorne Asuncion, Mark Griffin, Janine Cook, Christina Watson, Tim Spengler, Rob Owen, Joe Cain, Nick Katakis, Dave Wood, Howard Gipson, Leroy Tripette, Jenniver Vernon, Chris Lucich, Ben Cureton, Jeff Loney, Al Dutton, Ed Chennault, Maria Tuzzo, Rick Greer, Atom Ellis, Aaron Loichinger, Sean Doidge, Nathan Tan, Steve Wong, Jeff Junio & all of the rest of the Sega 24 Hour Test Crew!

Magazine articles

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

Promotional material


SegaVisions US 23.pdf

Print advert in
Sega Visions (US) #23: "February/March 1995" (199x-xx-xx)
also published in:
  • GamePro (US) #68: "March 1995" (1995-xx-xx)[3]

Television advertisements


Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
90 №161, p80-81[1]
68 №68, p36
88 №0303, p18[4]
76 №0804, p32/33[5]
57 №28, p56/57
70 №11, p79
68 №4/95, p85[6]
87 №31, p68-70[7]
40 №4, p99[8]
89 №53, p77-79
80 №16, p76/77
63 №66, p67
80 №44, p36/37
80 №74, p83[9]
Sega Mega Drive
Based on
14 reviews

Mega Drive, US
XMen2 MD US Box.jpg
XMen2 MD US Cart.jpg
X-Men Clone Wars MD US Manual.pdf
Mega Drive, US (Mega Hit Series)
XMen2 MD US Box Back MegaHit.jpgNospine.pngXMen2 MD US Box Front MegaHit.jpg
XMen MD US Cart MHS.jpg
Xmen2 md megahit us manual.pdf
Mega Drive, EU
XMen2 MD EU Box.jpg
XMen2 MD EU Cart.jpg
Mega Drive, AU
XMen2 MD AU Box.jpg
XMen2 MD AU Cart Silver.jpg
Mega Drive, BR
XMen2 MD BR cover.jpg
X-Men 2 Clone Wars MD BR Manual.pdf

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
2MB 1994-12 Cartridge (US/EU)


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 File:CVG UK 161.pdf, page 80
  2. File:SegaMegazone AU 49.pdf, page 42
  3. File:GamePro US 068.pdf, page 51
  4. File:GameFan US 0303.pdf, page 18
  5. File:GamePlayers US 0804.pdf, page 32
  6. File:MegaFun DE 1995-04.pdf, page 85
  7. File:MeanMachinesSega31UK.pdf, page 68
  8. File:NextGeneration US 04.pdf, page 101
  9. File:VideoGames US 74.pdf, page 83

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
Sega Tunes: X-Men 2: Clone Wars (1996)