X-Men 2 - Clone Wars

a game by Sega

Platform: Sega GenesisGenesis

Genre: Platformer

See also:X-Men Games

X-Men 2 - Clone Wars
  • Manufacturer: Sega
  • Machine: Genesis

Can everyone's favorite mutants put an end to the deadly Phalanx virus, before it takes over the world? Even though some of the jump moves are a bit jerky, this game boasts impressive graphics and some unique hidden levels. Flame on!!!

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Sega Genesis X-Men 2 - Clone Wars download
  • Manufacturer: Sega
  • Machine: Genesis

Can everyone's favorite mutants put an end to the deadly Phalanx virus, before it takes over the world? Even though some of the jump moves are a bit jerky, this game boasts impressive graphics and some unique hidden levels. Flame on!!!

reggie posted a review
  • Manufacturer: Genesis

Just call it a final exam of sorts. Professor X has been educating the X-Men for years, and now it's time for them to put that knowledge to good use in X-Men 2: Clone Wars for Genesis. What's that? You aren't prepared? Well, today's your lucky day, because we just happened to draw up this little cheat sheet that gets you well on your way to an 'A'. We've done the grunt work for you and determined which X-Man you should recruit to complete each of the first several stages. In two-player mode, player two should select a character that compliments player one's abilities. For example, if player one chooses Beast (tough with a short range of attack), player two should choose someone like Cyclops (weaker with a very long range of attack). GP

reggie posted a review
  • Manufacturer: Sega
  • Genre: action
  • Players: 1 or 2
  • Publisher: Sega Developer

Back in the last Genesis episode, the X-Men were battling it out with Magneto. This time in X-Men 2: Clone Wars, they face off against... a virus? That technological virus, known as the Phalanx, is attacking Earthlings and overtaking their minds, making them nothing more than obedient servants. The good news is that the X-Men are unaffected by the Phalanx; the bad news is the virus has developed several strategies, including the manufacture of X-Men clones, to finish off the only people who can put a stop to it.

Beast, Cyclops, Gambit, Nightcrawler, Psylocke, and Wolverine star in X-Men 2, but only one mutant- or two in a two-player game - can be used per mission. Since each X-Man has a diverse collection of weapons and abilities, a large part of the challenge lies in determining which member of the force is best equipped for each stage. With no save feature and fairly challenging game play, X-Men 2 could have been a very frustrating title. But with eight lives per player and strategically placed health power-ups, the game stays interesting and enjoyable instead of baffling.

  • Graphics: 8
  • Gameplay: 8
  • Innovation: 6
  • Music & Sound FX: 8
  • Replay Value: 7
reggie posted a review
  • Manufacturer: Sega
  • Machine: Genesis

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reggie posted a review
  • Manufacturer: Sega
  • Machine: Genesis

In this sequel, the X-Men have to save the universe from diabolical DNA pirates. X-Men 2 boasts the most number of playable X-Men ever, including: Beast, Cyclops, Gambit, Nightcrawler, Psylocke, Wolverine, and Magneto! The characters are larger, the action is faster, and the levels have more variety. This one is gonna be here soon, so look for our X-cellent coverage!

reggie posted a review
  • Machine: Genesis.
  • Manufacturer: by Sega.

After the huge success of the first X-Men game for the Genesis, Sega took its time putting out the second. Hopefully, its time was well spent and several I improvements have been added. A wider variety of mutants, new moves, and tougher bosses are all promised when it's released in March. More coming next month!

reggie posted a review

Drag your admantium claws out of the closet one more time! A large X-Men cast returns to the Genesis in this good-looking platform game.

More Mutants, Less Filling

It doesn't take X-trasensory mutant powers to notice the cool enhancements in this latest X-Men game. This platform hopper adds Beast, Psylocke, and Magneto to the original Genesis lineup of Gambit, Cyclops, Night- crawler, and Wolverine.

ProTip: To beat this Sentinel boss, crouch and blast the revolving squares below the yellow beam, then jump over his projectiles.

With these seven heroes, you battle the Phalanx, an alien virus that wants to rule the world by cloning the X- Men. The traditional gameplay features six jump-and-attack levels that resemble previous X-Men games.

Against Magneto, break through the walls to the right. When his bolts noticeably damage a wall, break the rest yourself and enter the next room.

Each hero brings their own special moves and powers to the fight, adding needed variety to the familiar action. Control freaks will have a field day climbing walls with Wolverine and teleporting with Night- crawler. The combinations of special movements and attacks will keep gamers busy mastering the many survival skills.

Standing tall, the large, detailed X-Men sprites should make Marvel Comics proud. While the sprites and background graphics are first rate, the animation isn't quite as smooth. A few more frames of animation for each character would've been X-quisite.

The sound doesn't match the graphical intensity. Some effects, like the laser sounds, are high quality. Others ire mediocre, like the zrackling explosions in the escape from the Sentinels. The same is true with the music: Some levels groove, others don't.

Solve for "X"

While the simultaneous two-player action is a nice feature, don't expect an arcade-quality two-player game. The side-view screen scrolls so tightly that two players have to stay virtually on top of each other to progress.

Still, fans of the X-Men will really enjoy the capabilities of their heroes, though tough boss characters like Apocalypse will challenge intermediate and advanced gamers. If platform punchers are your type of game, then join this team. "X" again marks the spot.

  • When this mini boss confronts you, stay on the platform and hit him as he rises.
  • As Nightcrawler, you can't attack or be harmed by some enemies while crawling on the ceiling. Use this opportunity to get into position and drop for teleport attacks.
reggie posted a review

X-Men II: Clone Wars is a video game released in 1995 by Sega in the United States. The game was available for Sega Mega Drive/Genesis for the first time, and is a sequel of the first game, titled X-Men and released two years earlier. The games are side-scrolling versions.

The European version of the game had the same cover as the American version of the X-Men II: Game Monster's Legacy for Game Gear, which was not quite normal at that time and is not normal today either. The games were totally different and many people questioned Sega's decision. The game had a KA (Kids to Adults) rating and is based on the popular TV Series from Marvel Comics.

The storyline follows an alien race called Phalanx, which returns to Earth in order to take control over it, by assimilating all of the population on the planet. They have captured and cloned people to use for experimentation. Six men have avoided being captured and are temporarily working together with their foe, Magneto, to defeat Phalanx. The characters are Beast, Psylocke, Gambit, Nightcrawler, Wolverine and Cyclops.

Throughout the game they will travel to different landscapes, including the Savage Land and Avalon. They will have to encounter powerful enemies such as Apocalypse, the Sentinels, Exodus, Deathbird and many others.

The soundtrack was composed by Kurt Harland, singer and composer from the electronica band Information Society. The soundtrack album was released one year after the game, in 1996, and featured different elements depending on the character selected. However, the basic structure of the songs was the same.

All the positive heroes in the game are playable, including Magneto. However, the last one can only be played with after the third level, when his character is unlocked. Magneto was never a playable character upon this game's release. Besides him, Beast, Psylocke, Gambit, Nightcrawler, Wolverine and Cyclops are all available any time.

The player chooses his favorite character and after the first stage, the level ends and allows players to change for another hero. Each character has its own skills and weaknesses. There is no energy bar that limits the amount of “mutant power” a player can use, but the damage increases when the player has nine or ten bars of health.

Two of the characters, Wolverine and Nightcrawler, are also able to scale walls and ceilings, while Psylocke and Beast can grab onto walls.

The game was fairly popular back when released, mainly thanks to the TV series from Marvel Comics. Critics reviewed the game with 7.0 on GameSpot, while a total of 383 users rated the game with an average of 8.1 out of 10. Only one reader rated the game on IGN, but offered a great 9 out of 10 feedback.

reggie posted a review

X-Men 2: Clone Wars is the title of a video game released in 1995 by Sega of America. The game is a sequel to its 1993 side-scrolling video game titled X-Men. The game was given a KA (Kids to Adults) rating by the Entertainment Software Ratings Board. It garnered some attention when it introduced the X-Men enemy Magneto as a playable character.

Wolverine, Cyclops, Gambit, Beast, Nightcrawler, Psylocke, and the rest of the X-Men return in this second installment of the ongoing war of mutants. Based on the classic comic book series of the same name, the game is packed with combat sequences and comic book animations that would make even the most adamant series enthusiast proud. This time, the struggle is so world-threatening that even the evil Magneto switches over to help win the battle. A device called the Phalynx threatens all life on the planet, and it's going to take all of the powers that the X-Men can muster to save the day. Play as any of the mutants including Magneto in this faithful adaptation.

X-Men 2: The Clone Wars Special Features:

  • Classic characters
  • The option to play as Magneto
  • Massive firepower
  • Amazing graphics
  • Two-player action
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