X-Men: Reign of Apocalypse is a single-player GBA-exclusive brawler based off the Marvel Comics franchise. You can play as Wolverine, Rogue, Storm, or Cyclops. Its combat features an energy-based ultimate attack as well as special techniques with Street Fighter-style inputs. It also has light RPG elements in the form of stat upgrades between stages. Its graphics are smoothly animated and vibrant while its soundtrack is a mixture of rock and techno.
Returning from a journey to the Mojoverse, the X-Men enter a space-time portal aboard their trusty plane, the Blackbird.
As the portal shimmers before them, they see the X Mansion appear on the other side. The team is relieved to be returning home at last.
As the Blackbird slides through the portal, an unexpected shockwave sends a jolt through the spacecraft.
What was that?
The X-Men watch in horror as their home, the X Mansion, transforms into a broken and battered version of its former self.
Little do they know that they have been transported to a sinister, twisted mirror of their own world.
Apocalypse is the ruler of this world, former friends now foes.
The X-Men will have to use every scrap of courage and strength they can muster to find their way home again.
What the...? Professor X, come in... Anyone?!?!
Great heavens! The mansion is in ruins! What happened here?
Nothin' good, by the smell of things... Let's have a look around. Cyclops?!?!
What is it? Oh my... Scott, you may not want to see this...
What's got you all riled up?
I'm afraid it's you, buddy. It's a dead body that looks... and smells just like you, buddy.
Whoever did this is gonna pay! Well, I hope this isn't an indication of things to come...
No time for chitchat! We've got company...
This game also features X-Men favorites like Nightcrawler and Gambit, but they only appear as bosses.
To execute a special attack, press quarter-cirle-forwards (down, down-right, right) + A.
Reign of Apocalypse has great graphics and some solid beats. But unfortunately, its extremely simple gameplay and horrible enemy variety make this game extremely repetitive and somewhat of a chore to beat. It adds light RPG elements to try to make things more interesting, but that doesn't change the fact that you fight the same few enemies constantly.