Sticks close to the beat-em-up formula, but this is still a great result.

User Rating: 8 | X-Men: Mutant Academy PS
My first beat-em-up game, and I still dip into it from time to time.

Gameplay: 8/10
While not breaking any new ground, this is still a great fighting game because there are a range of combos and lots of characters to play as and unlock. There is also a training room, where charles xavier (who is unlockable!) guides you through every single move for every character, which enables you to do better in the arcade mode. No story though, just violence

Graphics 8/10
It is 3d and all of the characters look like they would in the comic books, and the prerendered backgrounds are good too. Cyclops laser beams from out of his eyes are the highlight, watching them burn everything to death, it is good.

sound: 8/10
all of the characters are as you would imagine them, including the cameo appearance from spiderman, not that you wouldnt expect that from a Marvel game. The sound effects and punches sound good, even if they are a bit comical

lifespan: 15 hpurs plus. There is a lot to do, but not many would bother.

overall:8/10. is definitely better if you are an Xmen fan