Monday, October 11, 2010

STORM WAS THE MOST EXPENSIVE DATE I EVER HAD: The Return Of Konami's X-Men

Back in the bygone era before playstations and XYZ boxes, the comic video game that nuked them all was Konami's 6 player X-Men.

Back then, Saturday mornings racing down to the arcade to meet Storm and have her take all my disposable income, as I threw her up against the White Queen, Magneto and Juggernaut, was a steady relationship. And while friends or cousins might jump into the role of Wolverine or Cyclops (despite my in-game sales pitches that Colossus or Nightcrawler would be more help) I knew as long as I had Storm things would be fine.

Then one day she was gone. A new car racing game was in its place (for whoever plays those) and having never reached the final x-stage in one innings, I became content with the fact our time was at a premature end.

But today finds word Konami is bringing back the classic six player slug-fest, in online form. While I don't think I'll ever find anyone to play Dazzler, if after watching the below you feel like grabbing an X-Man (Colossus or Nightcrawler would help) and joining in on a great night out with Storm and I, just say the word.


4 comments:

  1. One of my favorite arcade games. This one, TMNT Turtles in Time (my brothers and I spent about 45 minutes trying to beat that one) and Street Fighter II Champion Edition. Wasn't a kid when I played that one though.

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  2. TMNT - I forgot about that one. My Cousins and I used to play that too. I was always Mikey.

    Thanks for the flashback Craig!

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  3. Just found this post; I also LOVED this arcade game when it came out!

    I loved the artwork on the arcade machine itself, the list of characters you could choose to play, and even the powers that all had which were very well represented.

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  4. Hey Dale - glad there is another tie that binds in this Konami coin cruncher! You are right - the line-up was awesomeIf I ever took a break from Storm I always played as Colossus.

    I always said If I won the lotto there would be one of these in every room. That promise still holds true!

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