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Reviewed: X-Men Mutant Academy
Author: Michael Ahlf       Date: November 14th 2000
Page: 3

Final Breakdown


BORING. Repetitive, too. Activision needed to do a lot with the engine beyond a basic hit detection and movement matrix to make this thing exciting.


The graphics save the game if you're up for a graphics fest. For those who want substance, these graphics won't do it.

Sound and Music:

Nothing out of place, but nothing remarkable either. Recycled sound clips don't go that far to making a great game.

Multiplayer: N/A

Just another one-on-one console fighting game.

AI and Difficulty:

Some severe AI holes make it an easy game in single player mode.

Controls and Interface:

Confusing controls can only hurt a game, and they certainly hurt this one. This is yet another thing Activision should have taken their time on.


Activision should have waited another 6 months and tuned this game up rather than trying to play off of movie hype.

Pluses (+)
  • Decent Graphics
  • Minuses (-)
  • Poor AI
  • Awkward Controls
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    Added:  Tuesday, November 14, 2000
    Reviewer:  Michael Ahlf
    Page: 3/4

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