YMMV / World Heroes

  • Awesome Music: Perfect has surprisingly good tracks.
    • World Heroes 2 and Jet also have their fair share of awesome tracks
  • Breakout Villain: Dio appears in a handful of crossover cameo appearances, even showing up as a full-fledged character in Neo Geo Batle Coliseum as Neo Dio.
  • Ensemble Dark Horse: Mudman, one of the few characters not based on one specific figure. As a result, he made it into some of SNK's crossover games.
  • Growing the Beard: The first game (and depending on who you ask, the next two) is infamous for its extremely terrible controls and general lack of originality. By the time Perfect rolled around, the series had found its own identity and carved out a niche for itself as a very enjoyable and surprisingly rewarding, if extremely goofy, fighting game.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: During World Heroes heyday, Hanzou and Fuuma were considered a pair of Ryu and Ken knockoffs. Yet, Hanzou's Vacuum Cutter preceded Ryu's Shinkuu Tatsu Maki by at least a year and his Shin Koryuhanote  was ahead Ryu's Shin Shoryuken by three years!
  • Mondegreen - Hanzo and Fumma's spinning blade move sounds a lot like: "FRYING CUTTER!"
  • Most Annoying Sound - Some of the voice clips are played a little too often for comfort. Mudman's voice is like nails on a chalkboard.
  • Narm Charm - The series practically runs on this. To quote Muscle Power: "NUMBAH WOOOOHN!"
  • Videogame Cruelty Potential - Admit it. You played Deathmatch Mode in the first game just to fling both fighters onto spikes, shock them with electrified ropes and set them on fire just to see their funny reactions, don't you?
    • How about having the charas you beat in the only "normal match"... being subjected to Traumatic Haircuts after losing?
  • Vindicated by History: Well, sort of. Perfect was mostly dismissed by the competitive crowd as another Street Fighter clone up until two big-name players found footage of it on YouTube, got interested by the surprisingly modern mechanics it had and recorded theirs findings with the online multiplayer service Kaillera. It currently is surprisingly popular on the website Shoryuken.