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Genesis X-Men 2: Clone Wars

  • Platform: Genesis (Sega Genesis)
  • Abbreviation: xmen2
  • Display name: X-Men 2: Clone Wars
  • Goodtools name: X-Men 2 - Clone Wars
  • Game resources: GameResources/Genesis/XMen2
  • In group: Marvel

[Tier: Stars][Notable improvement][Fastest Completion]Genesis X-Men 2: Clone Wars (USA/Europe) in 18:46.97 by Truncated & Sonikkustar.
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Obsoletes movie #521 (23:52.28)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
In X-Men 2: Clone Wars, the alien race Phalanx invades the earth and the X-Men and some X-Women try to stop them.

You get to choose which X-Man to play every stage as. Most of the time Nightcrawler is used because he has the highest movement speed. Second in command is Wolverine because he has the second highest speed and also deals a ton of damage.

The game is unique in the regard that it starts as soon as you power on your console. No SEGA logo, no title screen, no character select. Normally the game pseudorandomly gives you Beast, but changing the types of controllers (3- or 6-button) throws off the start-up timing enough that a faster character can be gotten.

This movie is 5:05.28 minutes shorter than the previous publication thanks to a variety of new tricks explained in the authors' comments.


[Tier: Vault]Genesis X-Men 2: Clone Wars in 23:52.28 by slash_star_dash.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2006-04-05)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform

This movie has been obsoleted!

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In X-men 2: Clone Wars, the alien race Phalanx invade the earth and the X-men and some X-women try to stop them.

You get to choose which X-man to play every stage as. Most of the time Nightcrawler is used because he has the highest movement speed. Second in command is Wolverine because he has the second highest speed and also deals a ton of damage.

The game is unique in the regard that it starts as soon as you power on your console. No SEGA logo, no title screen, you don't get to choose a character. Normally the game pseudorandomly gives you Beast, but changing the types of controllers (3- or 6-button) throws off the start-up timing enough that a faster character can be gotten.

This movie features some nifty tricks and shortcuts, such as abusing Nightcrawler's teleport, attacking through floors, and going extra fast in the falling levels. This game has had several attempts, but this is the first published version.

#26095853500551368 - X-men 2: Clone Wars - Pyramid floor skip
X-Men 2 - Clone Wars (UE) [!] - Pyramid floor skip.bk2 (65.2kB bk2 movie [Genesis])
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BK2 begins from savestate

  • Get damaged during diagonal kick.
  • Jump, teleport up, hit rock.
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Damage

All enemy attacks do 1 damage, except for the spike columns in Apocalypse's level which do 3 damage.

Generally, the playable characters have regular B-button attacks which all do the same damage, and a special A-button attack which does more damage if the character is in the yellow health range.

Beast Damage
Ground pound 8
Ground pound projectile (yellow health) 2
All other attacks 4
Nightcrawler Damage
Teleport with yellow health 4[1]
Teleport without yellow health 1[1]
All other attacks 2
Wolverine Damage
Lunge with yellow health 8
All other attacks 2
Cyclops/Gambit Damage
Charged laser/card with yellow health 4
Uncharged laser/card with yellow health 2
Charged laser/card without yellow health 2
Uncharged laser/card without yellow health 1
All other attacks 2
Psylocke Damage
Energy punch with yellow health 4[2]
Energy punch without yellow health 2[2]
All other attacks 2
Magneto Damage
Energy ball with yellow health 4
Energy ball without yellow health 2
Small shots 1

[1]The charge meter does not affect the damage, it only affects the distance traveled with the teleport. The teleport can hit twice if the invulnerability time of the enemy is short enough.

[2]The energy punch only hits biological enemies. The energy punch can hit twice if the invulnerability time of the enemy is short enough.

Horizontal movement

All values in pixels:subpixels. A pixel consists of 256 subpixels.

Beast Max speed Acceleration Deceleration
walking 3:132 0:80 instant
jumping 2:226 instant 0:64
roll move 6:0 instant 0
Nightcrawler Max speed Acceleration Deceleration
walking 4:20 0:80 instant
jumping 2:156 0:128 0:64
somersault 6:0 1:0 instant
forward kick 8:252 instant 0
diagonal kick 7:48 0:150 N/A
orthogonal teleport 10:0 instant 0
diagonal teleport 7:0 instant 0
Wolverine Max speed Acceleration Deceleration
walking 4:0 0:80 instant
jumping 3:89 instant 0:64
somersault 2:245 0:128 instant
lunge from ground 3:150 instant 0
lunge from air 6:68 instant 0
Gambit Max speed Acceleration Deceleration
walking 3:190 0:80 instant
jumping 2:206 instant 0:64
forward kick 8:0 instant 0
Psylocke Max speed Acceleration Deceleration
walking 3:140 0:80 instant
jumping 2:66 0:128 0:64
forward punch 7:8 instant 0
Cyclops Max speed Acceleration Deceleration
walking 3:110 0:80 instant
jumping 2:206 instant 0:64
forward kick 5:20 instant 0
Magneto Max speed Acceleration Deceleration
walking 2:194 0:80 instant
jumping 2:138 0:200 instant

Max speed is self-explanatory.

Acceleration is how quickly you reach the max speed when pressing a direction. Instant means it reaches the max speed instantly.

Deceleration is how quickly the speed decreases when not pressing a direction. Instant means the speed is set to 0 instantly. 0 means that the move continues even when releasing a direction. N/A means the move ends when a direction isn't pressed.

For all characters, while jumping, the speed is set to 0 if it is lower than 1:0 and a direction isn't pressed.

Vertical movement

General

Character Jump initial speed Gravity Max downspeed
Beast 8:252 0:81 16:0
Nightcrawler 8:224 0:81 18:0
Psylocke 8:184 0:81 16:0
Wolverine 7:180 0:70 16:0
Gambit 7:159 0:70 16:0
Cyclops 7:156 0:70 16:0
Magneto 6:196 0:35 16:0

Special attacks

Beast Max speed Acceleration
Stomp 8:96 0:180
Nightcrawler Max speed Acceleration
Stomp 8:96 0:180
Diagonal kick 8:96 0:180
Quick drop 18:0 1:94
Wolverine Max speed Acceleration
Downwards attack 8:96 0:180
Quick drop 16:0 1:144

Magneto can hold indefinitely in the air by pressing A. His small shots slow his descent in some unknown way.

The extra upwards boost from Nightcrawler's and Wolverine's somersaults are currently poorly understood. It seems to vary by current upward speed.

Level maps

See them at VGMaps.

Tricks

Keeping jumpkick speed with Nightcrawler

Nightcrawler has a maximum of one down/diagonal/forward kick per jump. After the forward kick ends, the speed gradually (0:64 per frame) decreases back to 0, quicker if you hold forward. If you press the kick button again after the jumpkick ends, the speed is locked at its current value.

Keeping lunge speed with Wolverine

Wolverine does not have any limit to the number of attacks he can perform per jump. When a lunge ends, the speed gradually (0:64 per frame) decreases back to 0, quicker if you hold forward. Upwards, downwards or forwards attack can be used to lock the speed, depending on the situation. Downwards attack also increases downspeed. Somersault can also be used, which delays landing.

Dropping quickly

With Nightcrawler: If the kick button is pressed on the same frame as the kick ends, the gravity is increased about four times.

With Wolverine: If the A-attack button is pressed on the frame after you stop holding the jump button, the gravity is increased about six times. This only works on the first 15 frames of the jump.

This can be used to drop quickly, or to adjust the length of a jump.

Ending level early

If you end up inside a wall, the game checks for collision with the end level area before ejecting the character. Known possible uses are the first level and the second sentinel factory level. (The application of this trick in the second sentinel factory level was found by the speedrunner rggibson.)

Fall through thin floors

Related to the trick above, if you fall at a high speed and an upkick ends at the same frame as you hit the floor, you can go through it. This is because of the different shapes of the hitboxes of the upkick and the falling animation. You need a high downward speed to perform this, around 16-18 pixels/frame. Possible in the jungle levels.

Fall through thin floors near trees

Similar to above, but you do not need a high downwards speed. Coming out of a regular jumpkick is enough to make this happen. Possible in the jungle levels.

Quick damage recovery

Normally there is a small recoil when taking damage. By being airborne, close to the ground and in an upkick on the same frame as taking damage, you regain control of Nightcrawler directly.

Temporary invulnerability

After scoring a hit on an enemy, you are invulnerable for a few frames. Besides being generally useful when kicking/slashing through enemies, this can be used to pass through the spiked pillars in the pyramid level, by kicking the barriers that drop down (which counts as enemies).

Slide

By pressing left every other frame, the character moves at walking speed to the left, locked in one frame of animation. It can be used for example to duck-slide along the ground, or for entertainment.

Hang in the air after teleport

By doing an aerial attack, then teleporting before you land, and holding B when you appear, you can infinitely float in the air. Enemies constantly receive 2 damage if they touch you while you are floating. Nightcrawler is invincible until B is released.

(Note that neither of the teleport attacks do 2 damage - the damage is somehow from the aerial attack.)

Corner boosts

When jumping off a ledge or hitting your head against a corner, your position can be shifted several pixels.

Lua script

A Lua script tracking player 1's position (read), speed (read) and acceleration (calculated) is available from Pastebin.

Enemy health is allocated dynamically and no fixed RAM address can be given because of this. It is easiest to search for decreasing values. Use the damage tables above to know the difference to look for.