I've been spending some quality time on an X-men Pro I picked up. I had played it in Disney World a few years back for hours and I found myself pretty addicted but even so, didn't really consider it because of the theme. I'm not really a fan of X-Men in general, but I watched the first movie recently and kind of dug it.
So I'm playing this game and peeling off the layers and I'm really liking what I uncover. This game feels like backwards Tron, or a Tron on steroids, but like Tron, you just want to keep playing and flowing. Blazing fast at times and the modes and shot requirements are well thought out and interesting.
X-Men basically has two different ways to play and pulling off both wizards modes in one game is tough to do (and no spoilers here) Dark Phoenix is a terrific hair raising mode with incredible sound. Getting to both of these reminds me of getting to Sea of Simulation and Portal on Tron.
Now to the code and the question marks.
1.50 code apparently had a shell of a 3rd Wizard mode and it was dumped quickly at 1.51. This to me is an absolute shame, because with that implemented, this game would be the complete package and potentially a top game.
The other thing that should have been corrected, after you do Danger Room, the heroes do not reset their solid lit status. This is an easy fix.
That's really all. The game is that good.
I know there was some dream talk about a fund raiser to get the coder back on board to finish this off with the cherries, and I would be all for it if it was something he would do. This game really surprised me. The color dmd is excellent, the dot work is tops, the shaker is well used, The sounds are mostly great and there is some epic music in here, (with only a few silly sounds) the art package is stunning and the game play is an absolute blast that like Tron, does not get old because of how well laid out the playfield shots are. It's a truly challenging game and a Borg masterpiece in my honest opinion, and I didn't use to think too much of it.
Give this game a try, I think many that haven't will enjoy this one.