Remember Wednesday: X-Men Game

There has been many different video games based on the Marvel superhero team known as the X-Men, some were good and some not so much. For me only one stands out above the rest, and deserves to be remembered on this Wednesday. Don’t get me wrong, there have been plenty of great X-Men games over the years, but this was the first one to really take their awesomeness to an uncanny level (see what I did there).

The game takes place in the Danger Room inside the X-Mansion. A virus transmitted from a satellite has infected the Danger Room, disabling control and safety limits. The X-Men must endure the unpredictable behavior of the Danger Room until the virus can be located and eliminated. Once the virus is eliminated, the X-Men discover that Magneto is behind the computer virus and the final stage involves a battle with him. The four main playable characters are Gambit, Nightcrawler, Wolverine, and Cyclops. That was awesome because those are four of my favorite X-Men characters. Storm, Rogue, Iceman, and Archangel were all supporting characters that you could call upon for some extra firepower.

I loved the variety of levels that they had, though the game play itself could get pretty repetitive. It was cool facing off against the likes of Sabretooth, The Juggernaut, and even Apocalypse. I remember spending hours on end trying to beat Apocalypse. The game was a ton of fun and one of the last video games I can remember playing with my Dad. This game brings back a lot of great memories for me and I hope it does for you too.

As always I want to hear your thoughts Nerd Nation. Do you remember playing this game as a kid? Was this one of your favorite old school games, and if not which ones were? Leave me your thoughts in a comment below, on Facebook, or on Twitter.

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