History VideoGame / WorldHeroes

13th Jan '16 7:08:34 AM Saurubiker
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** Geegus is essentially the [[Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay T-1000]] if he was in liquid metal form every time.



* DittoFighter: [[PunnyName Neo Gee Gus]], final boss of the first game and mid-boss in the second.

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* DittoFighter: Geegus, final boss in the first game can transform into any of the eight original fighters. In ''World Heroes 2'', he goes by [[PunnyName Neo Gee Gus]], final boss Geegus]] and can transform into any of the first game and mid-boss in the second.six new fighters as well.
6th Jan '16 8:15:26 PM nombretomado
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* FlamingSword and WhipSword: Janne's sword predates [[SoulCalibur Ivy's]].

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* FlamingSword and WhipSword: Janne's sword predates [[SoulCalibur [[VideoGame/SoulSeries Ivy's]].
18th Dec '15 8:50:56 PM nombretomado
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A series of fighting games developed for the NeoGeo by Creator/{{ADK}} and also co-created with Creator/{{SNK}}. Imagine Hattori Hanzou, Kotaro Fuuma, Rasputin, Joan of Arc, Genghis Khan, Bruce Lee, Hulk Hogan, and a Nazi super-cyborg coming together and battling each other for the right to fight an alien shapeshifter bent on taking over the world. That's ''World Heroes'' in a nutshell; a one-on-one fighter built around NoCelebritiesWereHarmed versions of historically famous people beating the snot out of each other.

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A series of fighting games developed for the NeoGeo UsefulNotes/NeoGeo by Creator/{{ADK}} and also co-created with Creator/{{SNK}}. Imagine Hattori Hanzou, Kotaro Fuuma, Rasputin, Joan of Arc, Genghis Khan, Bruce Lee, Hulk Hogan, and a Nazi super-cyborg coming together and battling each other for the right to fight an alien shapeshifter bent on taking over the world. That's ''World Heroes'' in a nutshell; a one-on-one fighter built around NoCelebritiesWereHarmed versions of historically famous people beating the snot out of each other.



''World Heroes'' series in general is possibly the most know games from ADK, being adapted to various other different consoles than NeoGeo, like {{SNES}}, GameBoy, PC-Engine, MegaDrive and recently VirtualConsole. Actually became with the years in a CultClassic and was compiled by [[Creator/{{SNK}} SNK Playmore]] by the name of ''World Heroes Anthology[=/=]Gorgeous'' for UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 in 2007 as part of his [[CompilationReRelease Greatest Hits Compilations]].

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''World Heroes'' series in general is possibly the most know games from ADK, being adapted to various other different consoles than NeoGeo, UsefulNotes/NeoGeo, like {{SNES}}, GameBoy, PC-Engine, MegaDrive and recently VirtualConsole. Actually became with the years in a CultClassic and was compiled by [[Creator/{{SNK}} SNK Playmore]] by the name of ''World Heroes Anthology[=/=]Gorgeous'' for UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 in 2007 as part of his [[CompilationReRelease Greatest Hits Compilations]].
10th Dec '15 12:21:50 PM Basara-kun
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A series of fighting games developed for the NeoGeo by Creator/{{ADK}}. Imagine Hattori Hanzo, Kotaro Fuma, Rasputin, Joan of Arc, Genghis Khan, Bruce Lee, Hulk Hogan, and a Nazi super-cyborg coming together and battling each other for the right to fight an alien shapeshifter bent on taking over the world. That's ''World Heroes'' in a nutshell; a one-on-one fighter built around NoCelebritiesWereHarmed versions of historically famous people beating the snot out of each other.

While initially largely derivative of ''StreetFighter'', which explains its complete lack of longevity, it developed some interesting gimmicks later on by ''Jet'' and ''Perfect''. There was also a slew of RuleOfCool involved in the character selection; the sequels added even more thinly-veiled historical personages, including characters based on Captain Kidd, Erik The Red, Joe Montana, [[RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms Lu Bu]] and Jack The Ripper, as well as generic witch-doctor Mudman for some reason.

Unfortunately, cool characters and gimmicks weren't enough to make the series stand out, and it languished into obscurity. The only appearance it made ever since was in ''Neo Geo Battle Coliseum'', where Hanzo, Fuuma, and Mudman were playable characters and ''2'' and ''Perfect'' BigBad Dio was one of the bosses (in his form from ''Perfect'', Neo Dio.)

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A series of fighting games developed for the NeoGeo by Creator/{{ADK}}. Creator/{{ADK}} and also co-created with Creator/{{SNK}}. Imagine Hattori Hanzo, Hanzou, Kotaro Fuma, Fuuma, Rasputin, Joan of Arc, Genghis Khan, Bruce Lee, Hulk Hogan, and a Nazi super-cyborg coming together and battling each other for the right to fight an alien shapeshifter bent on taking over the world. That's ''World Heroes'' in a nutshell; a one-on-one fighter built around NoCelebritiesWereHarmed versions of historically famous people beating the snot out of each other.

While initially largely derivative of ''StreetFighter'', ''Franchise/StreetFighter'', which explains its complete lack of longevity, it developed some interesting gimmicks later on by ''Jet'' and ''Perfect''. There was also a slew of RuleOfCool involved in the character selection; the sequels added even more thinly-veiled historical personages, including characters based on Captain Kidd, Erik The Red, Joe Montana, [[RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms Lu Bu]] and Jack The Ripper, as well as generic witch-doctor Mudman for some reason.

Unfortunately, cool characters and gimmicks weren't enough to make the series stand out, and it languished into obscurity. obscurity, during only between 1992 ans 1995. The only appearance it made ever since was in ''Neo Geo Battle Coliseum'', where Hanzo, Hanzou, Fuuma, and Mudman were playable characters and ''2'' and ''Perfect'' BigBad Dio was one of the bosses (in his form from ''Perfect'', Neo Dio.)
) This is because after its bankrupcy ADK was bought by SNK Playmore and the series actually become part of the SNK's ExpandedUniverse.

''World Heroes'' series in general is possibly the most know games from ADK, being adapted to various other different consoles than NeoGeo, like {{SNES}}, GameBoy, PC-Engine, MegaDrive and recently VirtualConsole. Actually became with the years in a CultClassic and was compiled by [[Creator/{{SNK}} SNK Playmore]] by the name of ''World Heroes Anthology[=/=]Gorgeous'' for UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 in 2007 as part of his [[CompilationReRelease Greatest Hits Compilations]].

Also see the SpinOff ''VideoGame/AggressorsOfDarkKombat'', an OriginalGeneration FightingGame with a touch of BeatEmUp where Fuuma appears as GuestFighter.



!This game provides examples of:

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!This !!Games:
* ''World Heroes'' (1992)
* ''World Heroes 2'' (1993)
* ''World Heroes 2 Jet'' (1994)
* ''World Heroes Perfect'' (1995)
* ''World Heroes Anthology''[[note]]called as ''World Heroes Gorgeous'' in Japan[[/note]] (2007); UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 compilation of the 4 games made by [[Creator/{{SNK}} SNK Playmore]].

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!!This
game series provides examples of:
26th Nov '15 5:08:59 PM nombretomado
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* DamnYouMuscleMemory: In the first three games, you gently press the punch or kick button for a weak attack. By pressing and holding either button, you'll execute a harder attack. The fourth game has ''two'' punch buttons and ''two'' kick buttons, plus the ability to execute stronger basic attacks by pressing both punch or kick buttons a la early ''SamuraiShodown'' games.

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* DamnYouMuscleMemory: In the first three games, you gently press the punch or kick button for a weak attack. By pressing and holding either button, you'll execute a harder attack. The fourth game has ''two'' punch buttons and ''two'' kick buttons, plus the ability to execute stronger basic attacks by pressing both punch or kick buttons a la early ''SamuraiShodown'' ''VideoGame/SamuraiShodown'' games.
26th Nov '15 5:08:51 PM nombretomado
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** Interestingly, the most obvious ersatz (Janne for Charlotte of the ''SamuraiShodown'' series) [[OlderThanTheyThink predated the character she seems to be ripping off.]]

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** Interestingly, the most obvious ersatz (Janne for Charlotte of the ''SamuraiShodown'' ''VideoGame/SamuraiShodown'' series) [[OlderThanTheyThink predated the character she seems to be ripping off.]]
11th Nov '15 4:41:13 PM MiinU
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* AlternateCompanyEquivalent: Hanzou and Fuuma were clearly modeled after ''[[VideoGame/StreetFghter Street Fighter's]]'' Ryu and Ken, from [[ShotoClone their basic moveset]] to [[ColorCodedForYourConvenience their respective colors.]]

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* AlternateCompanyEquivalent: *AlternateCompanyEquivalent: Hanzou and Fuuma were clearly modeled after ''[[VideoGame/StreetFghter ''[[VideoGame/StreetFighter Street Fighter's]]'' Ryu and Ken, from [[ShotoClone their basic moveset]] to [[ColorCodedForYourConvenience their respective colors.]]
11th Nov '15 4:40:46 PM MiinU
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*AlternateCompanyEquivalent: Hanzou and Fuuma were clearly modeled after ''[[VideoGame/StreetFghter Street Fighter's]]'' Ryu and Ken, from [[ShotoClone their basic moveset]] to [[ColorCodedForYourConvenience their respective colors.]]



* BruceLeeClone: Kim Dragon, our Bruce-alike.

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* BruceLeeClone: Kim Dragon, our Bruce-alike.Dragon was one of gaming's first takes on the man of legend.
11th Nov '15 12:28:54 PM Basara-kun
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A series of fighting games developed for the NeoGeo by ADK. Imagine Hattori Hanzo, Kotaro Fuma, Rasputin, Joan of Arc, Genghis Khan, Bruce Lee, Hulk Hogan, and a Nazi super-cyborg coming together and battling each other for the right to fight an alien shapeshifter bent on taking over the world. That's ''World Heroes'' in a nutshell; a one-on-one fighter built around NoCelebritiesWereHarmed versions of historically famous people beating the snot out of each other.

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A series of fighting games developed for the NeoGeo by ADK.Creator/{{ADK}}. Imagine Hattori Hanzo, Kotaro Fuma, Rasputin, Joan of Arc, Genghis Khan, Bruce Lee, Hulk Hogan, and a Nazi super-cyborg coming together and battling each other for the right to fight an alien shapeshifter bent on taking over the world. That's ''World Heroes'' in a nutshell; a one-on-one fighter built around NoCelebritiesWereHarmed versions of historically famous people beating the snot out of each other.
7th Nov '15 9:46:51 PM MiinU
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*{{Ninja}}: Hanzou and Fuuma were from competing clans - the Iga and Fuuma Ninja.


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*ShotoClone: Hanzou and Fuuma were the ninja equivalent of RyuAndKen respectively and even wore the same colors as their Creator/{{Capcom}} counterparts.
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