Official Xbox Magazine UK
If you can demonstrate a bit of self-control, though, or better yet actually risk failure by limiting the number of continues you get in the menus, this is definitely one of the better sidescrollers around.
If you did frequent arcades in the early '90s and remember just how fun X-men Arcade was, though, this is a must-purchase.
It's ludicrously mindless, and yet button-mashing through hordes of robots and cheesy villains is simply a good time.
Without a death penalty, X-Men Arcade is a very different game than it was when originally released. That said, it's also very true to its roots, maintaining, perhaps with fault, the look and feel of the original.
This is old school side-scrolling beat-em-up. As such, it's a bit of an anachronism. If you can get into the spirit of it, it's fun, but it's not as compelling as it was in the arcades.