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World Heroes (Neo Geo)

World Heroes Neo Geo Title screen.

MISSING COVER

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Description

An alien entity known as Geegus threatens the Earth in the year 3091. As all of Earth's forces have been defeated, a scientist uses his recently-built time machine to find the greatest fighters of different eras to compete against Geegus.

World Heroes is a versus fighting game. It features a cast of characters from different countries and time periods, ranging from ninjas to a cybernetic super-soldier. The characters are based on real historical figures, but are endowed with supernatural powers. The player selects a character who then fights his way through standard one-on-one matches or takes on an opponent in a Deathmatch, where spiked walls and landmines add to the danger.

Screenshots

World Heroes Neo Geo VS screen.
World Heroes Neo Geo Learning some basic game commands in a simple "How To Play" screen.
World Heroes Neo Geo Main menu.
World Heroes Neo Geo Short introduction frame – the scientist explains your main objective.

Alternate Titles

  • "ワールドヒーローズ" -- Japanese spelling

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The Press Says

GameFan Magazine Oct, 1992 91 out of 100 91
Joystick (French) Nov, 1992 88 out of 100 88
1UP! Sep 24, 2012 85 out of 100 85
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Nov, 1992 9 out of 12 75
The Video Game Critic Apr 22, 2008 B- 67
Defunct Games Dec 22, 2007 60 out of 100 60
All Game Guide 1998 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Dec 10, 2003 3 out of 10 30

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References

Most characters in the game are modeled after historical figures or famous people.
  • Hanzo is based on Hattori Hanzo (1541-1596) , a feared Japanese ninja from the Tokugawa Era who was called "Devil Hanzo";
  • Dragon is based on Bruce Lee (1940-1973), a famous Chinese martial artist;
  • Janne is based upon Joan of Arc (1412-1431), a female French commander who was executed for being a heretic;
  • J. Carn is based upon Genghis Kahn (11??-1227), leader of the Mongols and conquerer of Asia;
  • Muscle Power is based upon Hulk Hogan (1953-), a very famous US wrestler, and a fifteen-time wrestling champion in various circuits;
  • Rasputin is based upon Grigori Yefimovich Rasputin (1869-1916), also known as the Mad Monk, believed to be a psychic and a healer, who had a high influence over the Tsar Nicholas II and his family.
  • Brocken, on the other hand, seems to be based upon a Nazi soldier from WWII Germany. His uniform resembles that of a high-ranking Nazi officer.
  • It is not known if Fuuma is based upon a real ninja clan or if he was just made up for this game.

Freeman (16724) added World Heroes (Neo Geo) on Apr 20, 2005
Other platforms contributed by Lain Crowley (5410), chirinea (33559), Freeman (16724), gamewarrior (5065) and DarkBubble (370)