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Romset and name:
wh1 World Heroes (ALM-005)
Short name:
World Heroes
Manufacturer:
Alpha Denshi Co.
Year:
Genre:
Fighter
Category:
Fighter / Versus
Serie:
World Heroes
Driver source:
Language:
English
Similar games:
Input / Controls
Players:
Up to 2 players (solo, 2 concurrents)
Input:
Joystick 8 ways
Buttons / keys:
Coins:
Cabinet:
Normal, VS Mode
Free-play:
Supported
Rankings
Avarage user rating:
AntoPISA BestGame:
70 to 80 (Good)
MASH All-Time:
-
Video
Display:
320x224@59.185606 Hz, CRT 15kHz
Orientation:
Horizontal
Scrolling:
Unknown
Colors:
-
CPU:
Motorola MC68000, Zilog Z80
Audio
Sound:
2 channels
Audio chips:
Speaker, YM2610 OPNB
Romset
First release:
Mame 0.35b3 released on feb-15 1999
Last release:
Mame 0.226 released on oct-28 2020
Clone of:
-
Clones:
Bios:
neogeo Neo-Geo MV-6F
Use rom of:
-
Use sample of:
-
Previous romset:
wheroes World Heroes
New romset:
None
Files
Dump:
GOOD
Required files:
Status
OVERALL:
GOOD
Emulation:
Good
Graphic:
Good
Color:
Good
Sound:
Good
Cocktail:
Good
Protection:
Good
Save state:
Supported
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  • SNK Neo-Geo MVS cart. published 28 years ago:

    World Heroes © 1992 Alpha Denshi Company, Limited.

    8 heroes from different time periods compete to thwart Geegus, the evil alien end boss! Includes an extremely fun and unique death match mode!

    TECHNICAL
    Runs on the SNK "Neo-Geo MVS" hardware.
    Game ID: NGM-053

    Players: 2
    Control: 8-way joystick
    Buttons: 3
    → [A] Punch, [B] Kick, [C] Throw

    TRIVIA
    World Heroes was released on July 28, 1992. It is Alpha Denshi's first game in the fighting game genre. It was even the last game with the Alpha logo labeled within the game before the developer became ADK; however, the Alpha logo was last used on one of the arcade flyers of its sequel.

    Due to the game's success in the fighting game market, the game was followed by a sequel, World Heroes 2, less than a year later.

    The popular "Death Match" mode (removed from World Heroes 2 Jet and World Heroes Perfect) may have been inspired by the growing popularity of deathmatch style pro-wrestling in Japan at the time which was mostly made famous by Frontier Martial-Arts Wrestling.

    Hanzo is based on the real Hanzo Hattori Musashige (just like Hanzo in "Samurai Shodown").
    Fuuma is based on the real Kotaro Fuuma Nobuyuki (1581-1603).
    Kim Dragon is Alpha Denshi's homage to Bruce Lee (1940-1973).
    Janne is based on the real Jeanne d'Arc who was burned in 1431.
    Rasputin is based on the real Gregoriy Yefimovich Rasputin (1869-1917).
    Brocken is loosely based on Rudolph von Stroheim from JoJo's Bizarre Adventure.
    Muscle Power is most likely based on the real Hulk Hogan (1953-20XX).
    J. Carn is based on the real Genghis Khan (1162-1229).

    The first World Heroes game is also the only game in the series where Kim Dragon is Chinese. He was then changed into a South Korean character for the rest of the World Heroes series.

    The name of the Scientist who invents the time machine in the intro is Dr. Brown which might have been inspired by the character Dr. Emmett L. Brown (a.k.a. Doc) from the Back To The Future movies.

    Soundtrack releases:
    [JP] Jan. 21, 1993 - World Heroes [GSM 1500 Series] [PCCB-00106]

    SERIES
    • World Heroes [Model NGM-053] (1992)
    • World Heroes 2 [Model NGM-057] (1993)
    • World Heroes 2 Jet [Model NGM-064] (1994)
    • World Heroes Perfect [Model NGM-090] (1995)

    STAFF
    Producer and director: Kenji Sawatari
    Planners: Kenji Sawatari, Kimitoshi Yokoo
    Main programmers: Tat&MST (Tat), Marbo (Toshi), Yuji Noguchi
    System programmers: Eiji Fukatsu, Makio Chiba, E-Chan
    Sound programmer: Makio Chiba
    Character designers: Kazushige Hakamata, Takashi Hatono, Shinji Moriyama, Hideyuki Yamada, Sho No, Muneki Shiraishi, Kimitoshi Yokoo, Hajime Suzuki, Hiroyuki Toda, Akira Ushizawa, Hatsue Sakanishi, Katsue Matsuzaki, Rie Mori, Giga.S (R. Nakajima), Koji Fujita, Yasuyuki Sohara, Atsushi Kobayashi
    Scroll designers: Kenichi Sakanishi, Takashi Egashira, Mitsunari Ishida
    Music and sound effects composer: Hiroaki Shimizu, Hideki Yamamoto, Yuka Watanabe

    Special Thanks: Yukio Gotoh, Tsutomu Maruyama, Shinichi Tamura, Mitsunari Ishida, Ryu Hiroyuki, Yuko Nishino, Masato Mitsuya, Hideki Miyakami (SNK), Koji Hamada (SNK), Hideki Fujii (SNK)

    PORTS
    • CONSOLES:
    [JP] SNK Neo-Geo AES Sep. 11, 1992 "World Heroes [Model NGH-053]"
    [JP] Nintendo Super Famicom 1993 "World Heroes [Model SHVC-WZ]"
    Sega Mega Drive (1994)
    [JP] SNK Neo-Geo CD 1995 "World Heroes [Model ADCD-005]"
    Nintendo Wii [Virtual Console] (2007
    [JP] Sony PS2 2007 "World Heroes Gorgeous [Model SLPS-25782]"
    Sony PlayStation 2 2008 "World Heroes Anthology"
    [US] Sony PS2 may.05, 2008 "SNK Arcade Classics Vol.1 [Model SLUS-21724]"
    [US] Sony PSP may.05, 2008 "SNK Arcade Classics Vol.1 [Model ULUS-10338]"
    [KO] Sony PS2 may.29, 2008 "SNK Arcade Classics Vol.1 [Model SLKA-25424]"
    [US] Nintendo Wii jul.29, 2008 "SNK Arcade Classics Vol.1 [Model RVL-P-RNCE]"
    [EU] Sony PSP Oct. 17, 2008 "SNK Arcade Classics Vol.1 [Model ULES-01105]"
    [EU] Nintendo Wii Oct. 31, 2008 "SNK Arcade Classics Vol.1 [Model RVL-P-RJZP]"
    [EU] Sony PS2 Nov. 21, 2008 "SNK Arcade Classics Vol.1 [Model SLES-55232]"
    [JP] Sony PSP May. 21, 2009 "SNK Arcade Classics Vol.1 [Model ULJS-193]"
    [JP] Sony PS2 2009 "World Heroes Gorgeous [NeoGeo Online Collection The Best] [Model SLPS-25933]"

    CONTRIBUTE
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