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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.


World Heroes Genesis Janne vs. M. Power in a Death Match
World Heroes Arcade You win.
World Heroes Genesis Fuuma vs. Rasputin (who seems to prefer presenting his underwear)
World Heroes Arcade Giant hands

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World Heroes Screenshot
World Heroes Screenshot
World Heroes Screenshot


Alternate Titles

  • "ワールドヒーローズ" -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews

GameFan Magazine Neo Geo Oct, 1992 91 out of 100 91
Joystick (French) Neo Geo Nov, 1992 88 out of 100 88
The Video Game Critic Neo Geo Apr 22, 2008 B- 67
Mega Fun SNES Jan, 1994 67 out of 100 67
Play Time SNES Feb, 1994 65 out of 100 65
Nintendo Life Wii Oct 08, 2007 6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars 60
Defunct Games Neo Geo Dec 22, 2007 60 out of 100 60
Total! (Germany) SNES Dec, 1993 3.25 out of 6 55
Digitally Downloaded PSP Sep 07, 2011 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
Digitally Downloaded PlayStation 3 Sep 07, 2011 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50


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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.

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