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SNES REVIEWS: X-Men: Mutant Apocalypse

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This is the second game I played and reviewed in my 100 SNES games odyssey.

For those reading one of my SNES review blogs for the first time, here is the basic concept:

"While the SNES was a constant presence in my childhood, I never had a large collection of games for it. In fact, many of the games I played I still don't know the names of. It wasn't until I say the uproar over Breath of Fire 6 that I knew I played Breath of Fire 1 in the SNES.

After reading the excellent top 100 SNES games list by IGN:

http://www.ign.com/top/snes-games

I decided to go back and play those 100 games and review them. Well, as I looked closer at the list, I realized that there are many genres that did not age well from the SNES (racing, sports) and many other genres that I am simply not good at (shmups, arcade shooters) and others that I need other players to play against for an accurate representation (fighters). Also, I played many of the more well known games such as Final Fantasy and Super Metroid."
This is going to be another legacy review from the forum I first started this task, so I am still embarrassed about showing it here.

Also, here are a number of extra rules for Destructoid:
-If you have any suggestion of a game that is not in the IGN list that I should review, please suggest it.
-Make a bet on each game to check whether Chris Charter played it or nor.


78-X-Men: Mutant Apocalypse:



Playability:

The cartoon graphics are nice and do their job perfectly. Other than cyclops, the heroes look and move great. The game moves perfectly and there will bo no slowdowns.

The music is meh, but it will not make your ears bleed.

Controls are where this game is great. Even when you are playing with a keyboard, the controls are responsive, and the only thing that will deter you is using the special moves, which are a bother to do in the keyboard.

You can literally pick this game up and get used to it in 20 minutes.

Score: 8

Lord Spencer's Score:
Five hours of fun, but I would have liked it more if it was more challenging instead of relying on the cheap you starting over trick. As a Gambit fan, I am a little biased towards the game, since it might be his only video game appearance.

Score: 6

Overall: 7/5/5//8/6: 31/50

If it was shorter, more challenging, and had better bosses. This game would have a 40. But Capcom wanted to sell with minimum cost, as is mostly the case with licensed games, so we get this good game instead of a great game.

Tips on the game: (don't look If you don't want any spoilers)

1- Use the save function in the emulator.
2- Learn how to do the special moves of the characters.
3- Spam with ranged attacks in Cyclops stage.
4- Gambit needs to use his up Card throw to win his stage.
5- Beast can continuously use his Beast jump on top of enemies heads.
6- Use Gambit against Apocalypse.
7- Use Wolverine against Magneto.

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For previous entries in the SNES reviews, see:

90- Blackthorne

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About Lord Spencerone of us since 5:57 PM on 01.12.2014

Hello all, I am Lord Spencer, your friendly neighborhood royalty. Yes, the ancient bloodlines are letting absolutely anyone in these days.

Being the lurker that I am, I have been following Destructoid for more than four years. Well, its 3 AM where I live now, and I just plunged in getting HUGE in the way.

Here is hoping for a fun time.

Oh yes, here is a little more info about me that is probably not as interesting as I think it is:

-I owned and played about 1000+ games.
-I owned and read about 2000+ books (I counted comic books I read as a kid so this is not as impressive as it sounds).
-I absolutely love Legos.

Out of all the games I played, I only regret playing a few. I am a big fan of gaming, and thus I really like most of what I play.

Thanks to the excellent work of community member Dango, now I have a cool infographic of my top 20 games. This list is not my final one, but what I thought off at the moment. If you notice, they are presented in chronological order:





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