* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: ''Perfect'' has surprisingly good tracks.
** World Heroes 2 and Jet also have their fair share of awesome tracks
* BreakoutVillain: 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.
* EnsembleDarkHorse: 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.
* GrowingTheBeard: 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.
* HilariousInHindsight: During ''World Heroes'' heyday, Hanzou and Fuuma were considered [[FollowTheLeader a pair of]] RyuAndKen [[AlternateCompanyEquivalent knockoffs.]] Yet, Hanzou's Vacuum Cutter preceded Ryu's Shinkuu Tatsu Maki by at least a year and his Shin Koryuha[[note]]''World Heroes 2: Jet'' was released in '95. Whereas Ryu wouldn't gain the Shin Shoryuken until ''VideoGame/StreetFighterIII'' which came out in '98[[/note]] was ahead Ryu's Shin Shoryuken by three years!
* {{Mondegreen}} - Hanzo and Fumma's spinning blade move sounds a lot like: "FRYING CUTTER!"
* MostAnnoyingSound - Some of the voice clips are played a little too often for comfort. Mudman's voice is like nails on a chalkboard.
** Janne's NoblewomansLaugh. Ewwww. It wasn't ''that'' annoying in the first game, dammit!
* NarmCharm - The series practically '''runs''' on this. To quote Muscle Power: "NUMBAH WOOOOHN!"
** The dialogue in ''[=WH2=]'' and ''Jet'' is brimming with Woolseyisms, with references ranging from reasonable (Captain Kidd: [[Literature/TreasureIsland Hey! I can't give up here! Arrrgh, Jim-Boy!"]] to completely random (Erick: [[Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus "I am a viking, and I am okay. I pillage all night, and I sleep all day!"]])
* VideogameCrueltyPotential - Admit it. You played Deathmatch Mode in the first game just to fling both fighters [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice onto spikes]], [[ShockAndAwe shock them with electrified ropes]] and [[KillItWithFire 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 Haircut}}s after losing?
* VindicatedByHistory: Well, sort of. ''Perfect'' was mostly dismissed by the competitive crowd as another ''StreetFighter'' clone up until two big-name players found footage of it on Website/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''.