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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 "Brocken" in a suplex with "Muscle Power".
World Heroes Arcade Knocked him back.
World Heroes SNES Hanzo throwing a Shuriken at Janne
World Heroes Arcade Title Screen.

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World Heroes Screenshot
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World Heroes Screenshot


Alternate Titles

  • "ワールドヒーローズ" -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews

Power Unlimited SNES Dec, 1994 8.5 out of 10 85
1UP! Neo Geo Sep 24, 2012 85 out of 100 85
Player One SNES Dec, 1993 68 out of 100 68
The Video Game Critic Neo Geo Apr 22, 2008 B- 67
Play Time SNES Feb, 1994 65 out of 100 65
Defunct Games Neo Geo Dec 22, 2007 60 out of 100 60
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Genesis Jul, 1994 26 out of 50 52
GamePro (US) Genesis Sep, 1994 2.5 out of 5 50 Genesis Jul 18, 2011 5 out of 10 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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