History VideoGame / WorldHeroes

24th Aug '16 12:10:32 PM Basara-kun
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** NoHistoricalFiguresWereHarmed: Ryoko Izumo is based on famous japanese judoka Ryoko Tani, also Muscle Power is based on Wrestling/HulkHogan.

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** NoHistoricalFiguresWereHarmed: [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed No Sports Celebrities Were Harmed]]: Ryoko Izumo is based on famous japanese judoka Ryoko Tani, also Muscle Power is based on Wrestling/HulkHogan.Wrestling/HulkHogan and Johnny Maximum is based on Joe Montana.
24th Aug '16 11:51:33 AM Basara-kun
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A series of fighting games developed for the 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.

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A series of fighting games developed for the 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 NoHistoricalFiguresWereHarmed versions of historically famous people beating the snot out of each other.



* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: All the characters except Hanzo, Fuma, Captain Kidd, and Rasputin have their names changed. Jack is arguable, since he's based on Jack the Ripper, but that wasn't the guy's ''real'' name... far as we know. Mudman and Brocken, as noted above, are the only characters who aren't based on any specific figures from history.

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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: NoHistoricalFiguresWereHarmed: All the characters except Hanzo, Fuma, Captain Kidd, Kidd and Rasputin have their names changed. Jack is arguable, since he's based on Jack the Ripper, but that wasn't the guy's ''real'' name... far as we know. Mudman and Brocken, as noted above, are the only characters who aren't based on any specific figures from history.history.
** NoHistoricalFiguresWereHarmed: Ryoko Izumo is based on famous japanese judoka Ryoko Tani, also Muscle Power is based on Wrestling/HulkHogan.
24th Aug '16 8:33:39 AM Willbyr
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** Simlarly, while Brocken appears to be a riff on [[StreetFighter M. Bison]], he's actually based on Brocken, Jr. and Brockenman from the anime ''{{Kinnikuman}}'', the characters Bison was also partially inspired by, along with a liberal sprinkling of Stroheim from ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure''.

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** Simlarly, while Brocken appears to be a riff on [[StreetFighter [[Franchise/StreetFighter M. Bison]], he's actually based on Brocken, Jr. and Brockenman from the anime ''{{Kinnikuman}}'', ''Manga/{{Kinnikuman}}'', the characters Bison was also partially inspired by, along with a liberal sprinkling of Stroheim from ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure''.



** Early concepts for the game featured Brocken as a cyborg [[NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer Adolf Hitler using Zyklon-B gas]]; this was dropped early in development for obvious reasons (World '''Heroes''', indeed!), though he retains his toxic gas attack and "Heil, Brocken!" win quote in the Japanese versions of [=WH2J/WHP=] (text only, likely a reference to Brocken Jr.'s theme song in the {{Kinnikuman}} anime). Brocken also stars in 19YY, one of the minigames in {{ADK World}}, where it is implied that he is a flying cyborg soldier, fighting ''literal'' airships for a Reich-esque Germany in the DieselPunk world of an AlternateTimeline. But since this game takes place inside a movie, it's probably not canon.

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** Early concepts for the game featured Brocken as a cyborg [[NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer Adolf Hitler using Zyklon-B gas]]; this was dropped early in development for obvious reasons (World '''Heroes''', indeed!), though he retains his toxic gas attack and "Heil, Brocken!" win quote in the Japanese versions of [=WH2J/WHP=] (text only, likely a reference to Brocken Jr.'s theme song in the {{Kinnikuman}} ''Manga/{{Kinnikuman}}'' anime). Brocken also stars in 19YY, one of the minigames in {{ADK World}}, where it is implied that he is a flying cyborg soldier, fighting ''literal'' airships for a Reich-esque Germany in the DieselPunk world of an AlternateTimeline. But since this game takes place inside a movie, it's probably not canon.
24th May '16 9:07:51 AM Basara-kun
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Unfortunately, cool characters and gimmicks weren't enough to make the series stand out, and it languished into obscurity, during only between 1992 ans 1995. The only appearance it made ever since was in ''Neo Geo Battle Coliseum'', where 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 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]].

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Unfortunately, cool characters and gimmicks weren't enough to make the series stand out, and it languished into obscurity, during only between 1992 ans 1995. The only appearance it made ever since was in ''Neo Geo Battle Coliseum'', ''VideoGame/NeoGeoBattleColiseum'', where Hanzou, Fuuma, and Mudman were playable characters and ''2'' and ''Perfect'' ''2''[=/=]''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 UsefulNotes/NeoGeo, like {{SNES}}, GameBoy, PC-Engine, MegaDrive [[UsefulNotes/SuperNintendo SNES]], UsefulNotes/GameBoy, UsefulNotes/PC-Engine, UsefulNotes/MegaDrive and recently VirtualConsole.UsefulNotes/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]].



* ''World Heroes 2 Jet'' (1994)

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* ''World Heroes 2 Jet'' (1994)(1994)[[note]]Also has a SuperDeformed port for UsefulNotes/GameBoy in 1995[[/note]]



** Early concepts for the game featured Brocken as a cyborg [[NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer Adolf Hitler using Zyklon-B gas]]; this was dropped early in development for obvious reasons (World '''Heroes''', indeed!), though he retains his toxic gas attack and "Heil, Brocken!" win quote in the Japanese versions of WH2J/WHP (text only, likely a reference to Brocken Jr.'s theme song in the {{Kinnikuman}} anime). Brocken also stars in 19YY, one of the minigames in {{ADK World}}, where it is implied that he is a flying cyborg soldier, fighting ''literal'' airships for a Reich-esque Germany in the DieselPunk world of an AlternateTimeline. But since this game takes place inside a movie, it's probably not canon.

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** Early concepts for the game featured Brocken as a cyborg [[NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer Adolf Hitler using Zyklon-B gas]]; this was dropped early in development for obvious reasons (World '''Heroes''', indeed!), though he retains his toxic gas attack and "Heil, Brocken!" win quote in the Japanese versions of WH2J/WHP [=WH2J/WHP=] (text only, likely a reference to Brocken Jr.'s theme song in the {{Kinnikuman}} anime). Brocken also stars in 19YY, one of the minigames in {{ADK World}}, where it is implied that he is a flying cyborg soldier, fighting ''literal'' airships for a Reich-esque Germany in the DieselPunk world of an AlternateTimeline. But since this game takes place inside a movie, it's probably not canon.


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** Brocken and (Neo) Geegus were adapted from ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}'' movies, being [[Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger T-800]] and [[Creator/RobertPatrick T-1000]] respectively.


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* SuperDeformed: UsefulNotes/GameBoy port of ''World Heroes 2 Jet''.


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** Played Straight with ''World Heroes Anthology[=/=]Gorgeous'' CompilationReRelease, which title also has UnlockableContent and the option of fight online any of the games, ''2 Jet'' included.
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.



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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.]]
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