Release Date: 1992
Class: Wide Release
Maximum number of players: 6
Number of simultaneous players: 6
- Joystick: 8-Way
- Total Buttons: 3
Overview:Select your favorite X-Men character and fight various foes. You can punch, kick, throw, and back-attack the enemies plus jump to avoid or jump-attack the enemies. Each character also has a unique mutant power.
The X-Men's mission is to find and rescue Professor X, who has been captured by evil mutants and is now being held prisoner by Magneto.
Facts & Trivia:In Nightcrawler's ranking screen, his name is misspelled as 'Nightcrowler'.
Although "Final Fight" set the standard for scrolling fighters. Konami's X-Men created several innovations for the genre, including the ability to hit fallen opponents to prevent them from getting back up, as well as a character-specialized 'mutant power', which could clear the screen of enemies, but also reduced the player's health. The game is fondly remembered by those who played it for its fun, addicting game-play and colorful graphics. However, it is also sometimes criticized for its wooden voice acting and often ungrammatical script ('I am Magneto, Master of Magnet').
Bill Toups holds the official official record for this game with 830 points on 06/11/2004.
King Records released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Konami All Stars 1993 - KICA-9016, 9018) on 21/12/1992.
A X-Men unit appears in the 1998 movie 'The Replacement Killers'.
For more facts and trivia check out www.arcade-history.com and www.arcade-museum.com
Game Ports:Playstation Network (2011)
X-Box Live Arcade (2011)
Tips & Tricks / More info:Konami, the X-MEN maker, released 354 machines under this trade name, starting in 1978.
Other machines made by Konami during the time period X-MEN was produced include Hexion, Legends Of The Mystical Ninja, The, Asterix, G.I. Joe, Lethal Enforcers, Sunset Riders, Bells & Whistles, Simpsons, The, Vendetta, and Rollergames.