Shack's Arcade Corner: X-Men

Shack's Arcade Corner is back with a look at the classic X-Men arcade game.


This week on Shack's Arcade Corner, we take a look back at X-Men with another re-do video. The game hit U.S. arcades in 1992 and was developed by Konami. X-Men was a side-scrolling beat-em-up that featured six playable characters. Each X-Men had their own mutant super attacks that drew from the player's health. This was a weird mechanic that could eat up quarters back in the day. The music in the game as less than stellar, considering this was the same team that brought Sunset Riders and TMNT to arcades. The composer on the X-men cabinet was not the same as those previous games with superior soundtracks. The voice over in this game is also hilariously bad at times, with the boss battles being especially hilarious. It was hard to notice back then, as X-Men fever was sweeping the nation. There was even a extra wide double screen six player cabinet made for this classic arcade game. Please take a look at the video to find out more.

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