Retro Gaming 90’s- X-Men: (1993)

The X-Men animated series without was one of the hottest television shows of the early 90’s and was popular among children to a point where it eventually gained a cult following. In fact, the X-Men animated series was so popular to a point where there were several video games made such as the one for the Sega Genesis from ’93 that were considered to be memorable classics by many gamers who grew up within the 16-bit era of gaming. The X-Men game from ’93 was a platformer developed by Western Technologies, Inc and published by Sega. The original X-Men game for the Sega Genesis was the prequel for X-Men 2: Clone Wars from ’95 and was a title that had a more basic plot in comparison. The plot for the ’93 X-Men game for in relation to the Genesis console saw Magneto as the main antagonist. The Danger Room in which the X-Men train in became infected by a virus while creating realistic threats to the main protagonists in the process. Once the virus is disposed of players face-off against Magneto himself towards the end of the game. The X-Men game for Sega Genesis allows players to control Wolverine, Cyclops, Gambit and Nightcrawler.

In addition, to controlling four playable characters other X-Men such as: Rouge, Storm, Jean Grey, Iceman and Archangel served as support characters to help players complete various levels the the game. Despite, having nice 16-bit visuals and solid gameplay the X-Men title for the Sega Genesis was criticized by various gaming entities and fans for being too difficult especially when it came down to boss battles. Either way, the X-Men game from ’93 ended up becoming one of the best selling titles for the Sega Genesis following its release reaching more than one million in sales. While the X-Men game for the Sega Genesis was popular back in the early 90’s not everyone would agree that the game was on the same level as Mutant Apocalypse for the Super NES back in ’94. The X-Men game for the Sega Genesis is still considered to be an underrated platform classic regardless and may have been one of the few games within that genre to standout on the 16-bit console aside from the Sonic trilogy from ’91-94. As a platformer X-Men deserves far more credit than it has received over the years considering how successful it was on the Genesis console during its war against the Super NES in the early 90’s.

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