Summary: X-Men: Arcade
is a fun game to spend an intoxicated evening playing with your friends. It brings back a bit of the old arcade feel that’s sorely missed in today’s world of home-based gaming.
Pros: Believe it or not, after all these years, this is the first time the game has ever been released on a home console., It’s a party game: several people can play at home and for a change, you can, all, play along with all those strangers (or even the occasional person you know) online too., It’s pu...
Cons: Achievements are hampered by a mess of glitches., Cheap recycling of non-canonical enemies. Which essentially makes it a typical Nintendo-era, side scrolling button masher. ‘Nuff said!, The absurdly high price point for what you’re actually getting. Maybe they were adding up all the quarters y...
Conclusion: Fun: 10/10 - very fun and a stress reliever type of game , if you have Xbox live the experience with friends Is prob. even more greater. Replayability: 10/10 - There is much replayability value in my opinion for all the dedicated X-men fans out there. It took me at most 30 min.
Excerpt: Children of the early ‘90s let out a hearty roar of approval when the X-Men Arcade game was announced for online release a few months ago. It’s been in licensing purgatory for what seems like forever, and now, can finally be played at home (legally) for the first time ever.
Conclusion: One of the best beat’em up’s of the nineties is finally available to download, untouched and full of all those classic moments that will not make you laugh your socks off. X-Men Arcade won’t break any walls down in today’s standards but the game is still real fun after all these years.
Excerpt: Honestly, before replaying this console version of it, I didn’t remember anything about it except the boss battles and a couple of the voice clips (like “NOTHING CAN BEAT THE BLOB“). Playing it so many years later made me a bit fearful at first because I wasn’t sure how well it was going to hold up.
Excerpt: Playing the old X-Men coin-op with five other people always felt like a victory in its own right — a triumph over the four-player cap everyone was used to. To its credit, this Live Arcade port gives you that same giddiness when you start a five- or six-person game.
Pros: + Six-player arcade action still feels novel., + Geek out with old-school heroes (Dazzler), villains (Nimrod), and locations (Asteroid M).
Cons: - Short game with little replayability; barely upgraded port., ? Why are Wendigo and Juggernaut so skinny? They’re usually bulky baddies.
Excerpt: Sorti en 1992 sur bornes d'arcade, X-Men Arcade devient rapidement culte grâce à la possibilité d'y jouer jusqu'à six. Imaginez un peu l'extase pour le fan de Marvel ! Toutefois, il est légitime de se demander si le fait de le ressortir sur le Xbox Live était une bonne idée car il va sans dire que...