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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 SNES After a fight
World Heroes SNES Title screen
World Heroes Neo Geo Short introduction frame – the scientist explains your main objective.
World Heroes Arcade You lose.

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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

1UP! Neo Geo Sep 24, 2012 85 out of 100 85
Video Games SNES Oct, 1993 71 out of 100 71
Player One SNES Dec, 1993 68 out of 100 68
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) SNES Oct, 1993 26 out of 40 65
Defunct Games Neo Geo Dec 22, 2007 60 out of 100 60
Video Games & Computer Entertainment Genesis Aug, 1994 6 out of 10 60
Total! (Germany) SNES Dec, 1993 3.25 out of 6 55 (UK) Wii Oct 19, 2007 5 out of 10 50
GamePro (US) Genesis Sep, 1994 2.5 out of 5 50
All Game Guide Neo Geo 1998 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40


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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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