X-Men was a plainly titled 1992 arcade game from Konami featuring Marvel’s mutant superheroes. I remember seeing it once in a mini-golf place but I can’t recall playing it at all or even once. I was so happy to see it at the Carolina Arcade Museum.
The really neat thing about it was that you could play six people at once. With a huge unique screen and a clever design, this works pretty well. Pretty crazy for 1992. It took until the 21st century until all consoles had four controllers at once, and then more so when games went online. In 1992, it was rare to see four players at once. Six was madness, in a good way.
The graphics are pretty good for its time. It on purpose mimics the look of the 1990’s cartoon series.
It’s a lot like Konami’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles beat-em up games. A little mindless, but very fun.
There’s also a lot of X-Men villians and heroes. My favorite hero was Colossus, which is ironic because I don’t really like him in the comics or movies too much.
You got some lamer villains like The Blob.
And ones I knew better from the movies, like Emma Frost.
And ones you can’t forget like Juggernaut.
The final boss is Magneto, duh.
Though you’re tricked into thinking you’re fighting him at first. Mystique as Magneto gives you a good challenge.
Though the real Magneto is even tougher. I was glad I finally got to play the game for real and to the very end too.