Hey there! How’s it going? I’m back again, I’m trying to write as often as I can, because I’m really guilty of posting something in my blog at least once a month… but I’m happy let you know that I’ve been doing my best to update every once in a while. So thank you for giving me the chance by visiting my website. Since I only have one post about the SNES Console in my website, I want to add more video game experience to this category. And this was a game we (my siblings) have played when we were young that really had difficulty in defeating.
X-men Mutant Apocalypse! Boy, I’ve always been a fan of cyclops because he’s got optic powers and he’s got good hairstyle too…. hehe. X-men was one of the popular franchise in the early years even in the present times. Our SNES console did not last long, so we had to play at one of our nearest computer shop where SNES was at it’s prime years too, before PlayStation 1 came.
We all know how the story of this timeline went, but for the benefit of those who don’t- this was a story-line where one of the strongest villains is someone we encounter in the game. Apocalypse was one of the first mutants to have existed. Now Professor Charles Xavier deploys the X-men to make sure that the influence of this mad mutant is terminated.
It’s a 2-D type of gameplay, the mission is to simply reach out the end of the stage and finish the objective. Professor X will explain the objective of the mission at the start of the game. There are 5 characters you can choose from: Beast, Cyclops, Gambit, Psylocke and Wolverine. There’s 2 game modes you can choose and these are “Mission Mode” and “Training Mode”, the Mission Mode gives you 2 lives on each mutant while Training Mode gives you 3 lives on each. There are 5 mutants to pick with different areas to complete and each Mutant have their own different abilities and also have different button combinations to press to perform a simple light attack to heavy and special attacks.
All in all, this game is fun to play! It’s story is designed well to synchronize it with the franchise and in to the game. The most challenging part is when you fail a mission, because you’ll lose a life- and when you run out of lives from a specific Mutant- you end up failing all the mission and have to start over again. (which sucks if you are playing at a computer shop).
Here is a video of me playing the game, honestly, it’s hard but I was able to get the hang of it in the long run.