World Heroes 2 [Model NGM-057]

SNK Neo-Geo MVS Cart. published 26 years ago by ADK

World Heroes 2 [Model NGM-057] screenshot

Emulated in MAME !
Information for the following ROM(s): wh2


World Heroes 2 © 1993 ADK.

14 characters and 2 end bosses do battle in normal or death match modes.
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Runs on the SNK "Neo-Geo MVS" hardware.
Game ID : NGM-057

Players : 2
Control : 8-way joystick
Buttons : 3
=> [A] Punch, [B] Kick, [C] Body Slam


World Heroes 2 was released in April 1993.

Captain Kidd is based on the real Captain William Kidd (1645-1701).
Erick is loosely based on Erik the Red.
Mudman is similar to protagonist of Daijiro Morohoshi's "Mud Men" series in Monthly Sh?nen Champion Z?kan.
Ryoko is based on famous real-life judoka Ryoko Tani (formerly Ryoko Tamura). Fighter's History, released in the same year as this game, featured a character with the same basis and name (on a related note).
Shura is based on the legendary Muay Thai hero Nai Khanom Tom.
The last boss of this game was inspired by the character 'Baoh' from the manga of the same name.

The difficulty setting seems to have no effect on the game, the game is just as difficult on Level 1 as it is on Level 8!

The 'Skinhead' Deathmatch level, like in the first game, does not feature any trap or hazard to look out for, however the loser in this particular ring will get his/her head shaven! :)

Soundtrack releases:
[JP] June 18, 1993 - World Heroes 2 [GSM 1500 Series] [PCCB-00122]
[JP] Oct. 21, 1993 - World Heroes 2 Image Album [PCCB-00137]

[JP] Sep. 30, 1993 - World Heroes 2 [Gamest Extra No.99]


* Alternate Costume Colors : Press B button when selecting a character.

* Most characters have a preset multi-hit combo that can be used by simply tapping the punch button many times while next to an enemy!

* Some characters that have hold-type throws (Kim Dragon, Ryoko, Muscle Power, Rasputin & J. Maximum) can drain LOTS of energy of a CPU controlled fighter by quickly shaking the joystick left or right while performing a hold! Oddly enough, this trick does not seem to work with some character's holds such as Janne, Captain Kidd & Mudman though!


1. World Heroes [Model NGM-053] (1992)
2. World Heroes 2 [Model NGM-057] (1993)
3. World Heroes 2 Jet [Model NGM-064] (1994)
4. World Heroes Perfect [Model NGM-090] (1995)


[JP] SNK Neo-Geo AES (june.4, 1993) "World Heroes 2 [Model ALH-006]"
[US] SNK Neo-Geo AES (june.4, 1993) "World Heroes 2 [Model NGH-057]"
NEC PC-Engine Super CD-ROM [JP] (june.4, 1994) "World Heroes 2 [Model HCD4063]"
[JP] Nintendo Super Famicom (jul.1, 1994) "World Heroes 2 [Model SHVC-JI]"
Nintendo Super Famicom [US] (sept.1994) [Model SHVC-JI]
[JP] SNK Neo-Geo CD (apr.14, 1995) "World Heroes 2 [Model ADCD-006]"
[US] SNK Neo-Geo CD (1995)
[JP] Sony PS2 (oct.18, 2007, "World Heroes Gorgeous [Model SLPS-25782]")
[US] Sony PS2 (mar.11, 2008, "World Heroes Anthology [Model SLUS-21725]")
Sony PlayStation 2 [AU] (sept.25, 2008, "World Heroes Anthology")
[EU] Sony PS2 (nov.7, 2008, "World Heroes Anthology [Model SLES-55233]")
[JP] Sony PS2 (june.18, 2009, "World Heroes Gorgeous [NeoGeo Online Collection The Best] [Model SLPS-25933]")
[JP] Nintendo Wii (nov.15, 2011, "Virtual Console")

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