World Heroes
Arcade flyer
Developer(s)SNK, Alpha Denshi, Sega (Genesis), Hamster Corporation (PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch), M2 (PS Network)
Publisher(s)SNK, Alpha Denshi, Hamster Corporation
Release dateArcade
July 28, 1992
Neo Geo
September 11, 1992
WW 1994
Wii Virtual Console
JP September 28, 2007
NA October 8, 2007
EU October 19, 2007
PlayStation Network
August 30, 2011
PlayStation 4
WW January 26, 2017
Xbox One
WW February 23, 2017
Nintendo Switch
WW November 30, 2017
Game modesUp to 2 players simultaneously
Platform(s)Arcade, Neo Geo, Neo-Geo CD, PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Network, Mega Drive/Genesis, SNES, Wii Virtual Console, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch

World Heroes is a game developed by Alpha Denshi and the first in the World Heroes series.


Doctor Brown, a scientist, perfected a time travel machine, and organized the "World Heroes" tournament for various fighters throughout all of history to combat each other. True to this plot, many of the fighters are based on actual historical figures.


According to ADK World, other famous people considered for the cast were Al Capone, Billy the Kid, Musashi Miyamoto, Napoleon, and Jack the Ripper. An Egyptian and a Korean warrior (the game's intended sub-boss) were also in the works. Out of the entire prototype lineup, Hanzo was the only one kept for the final product. Jack was redesigned and later added to the cast in World Heroes 2 Jet.


World Heroes is a 2D fighter by ADK made during the fighting game craze and follows the same format as many of the other fighting games. Instead of a 6-button layout, World Heroes uses only 3 of the standard 4 Neo-Geo buttons: one for punching, another for kicking, and the last for throwing. The former two buttons can be held pressed longer in order to deliver stronger attacks.



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