Excerpt: For the uninitiated, World Heroes was a 2D Neo Geo fighting game in line with the likes of Street Fighter and King of Fighters that featured a roster of characters consisting of Bruce Lee, Hulk Hogan and M. Bison, or at least people that bare a strong resemblance to them anyway. It never had the strong following, nor historical significance that the aforementioned games did and still do, which makes the existence of World Heroes Anthology a bit strange, though it has to...
Conclusion: If you own a Playstation 2 and you love World Heroes then you’re in luck. This game isn’t for fans of any 2-D fighter. It lacks a lot of things that we see in most other 2-D fighting games. Though for $20 you can’t complain too much, before you know it this game will be reduced to nothing.
Excerpt: ’s Ryu and Ken, right down to the fact that the ‘alternate’ choice is the guy in red. Even their moves are rip-offs – a rising uppercut, a spinning attack, and a projectile attack – all effected in the exact same way as in Capcom’s game. This wouldn't be so bad if the newer game actually improved upon the source material. As it is, the moves that enaged, that elicited such a gut feeling of satisfaction in the execution, here come off with little pay-off for the player.
Excerpt: Question for you: When you think of SNK, what kinds of games come to mind? Chances are, you’ll think of the King of Fighters series, and for good reason; those well crafted titles helped shape the development of fighting games beyond the countless Street Fighter II clones flooding the gaming scene. Or perhaps you’d mention the Fatal Fury or Art of Fighting series, both which provided the origins for countless other SNK titles.
Excerpt: Assembling a fantastic compilation requires more than just slapping together titles from a franchise and putting them all on one disc. No, the developer should probably attempt to include a few other features that cater specifically to avid followers of the series in question, and that might include unlockables (for screenshot or even video galleries), added characters or levels, and/or updated visuals.
Summary: „World Heroes“ war bereits bei seinem ersten Erscheinen vor mehr als 15 Jahren grafisch und spielerisch nur Durchschnitt und schon gar nicht besonders originell. Es ist zwar kein katastrophal schlechtes Spiel, aber schon damals gab es bedeutend reizvollere Alternativen wie etwa das große Vorbild „Street Fighter II“. Heutzutage fallen besonders die technischen Mängel des Spiels ins Gewicht.
Pros: Originalgetreue Umsetzung, Buntes Aufgebot an Kämpfern