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  • Summary: WORLD HEROES ANTHOLOGY is the complete collection (on one disc) of one of SNK’s most popular 2D fighting game series World Heroes. The titles included are: WORLD HEROES, WORLD HEROES 2, WORLD HEROES JET, and WORLD HEROES PERFECT. The collection contains 56 characters using hand-to-hand andWORLD HEROES ANTHOLOGY is the complete collection (on one disc) of one of SNK’s most popular 2D fighting game series World Heroes. The titles included are: WORLD HEROES, WORLD HEROES 2, WORLD HEROES JET, and WORLD HEROES PERFECT. The collection contains 56 characters using hand-to-hand and weapons based fighting mixed with special super-human abilities enabling each character to perform special attacks. World Heroes Anthology follows the storyline of Dr. Brown, a scientist, who having perfected a time machine has organized a fighting tournament throughout all of history to see who is the best fighter of all time. True to this plot, many of the fighters are based on actual historical figures. [SNK Playmore] Collapse
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  1. Besides my complaint about not having enough extras, Anthology also suffers a little from not having an online component.
  2. A solid fighter but with Fatal Fury Battle Archives out on the same day this really cant beat it.
  3. This collection presents something of a quandary; there's no doubt this is a fantastic package and perfectly-priced, and a must-buy for video game historians, fighting game collectors, and fans of the franchise. But the years haven't been kind to Ryoko, Janne, and the other second-rate "stars."
  4. 53
    I was pleased that there was a new Training Mode included in regards to all four titles, but that's about it. I'm not personally fond of the franchise as a whole and find it to be stiff and unrewarding.
  5. There is a major issue when it comes to the speed and responsiveness, and it's so bare-bones that unless you're completely enamored with each game, you'll be bored very quickly.
  6. Unfortunately, the age of the collection is its greatest undoing. While World Heroes certainly isn’t the worst 2D fighter ever made, it isn’t the best, either.
  7. Games Master UK
    39
    A poor homage to a poor series. Avoid like Rasputin's loincloth. [Christmas 2008, p.84]

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  1. LFabin
    Apr 4, 2008
    10
    Come on now, to all of us retro gamers who used to play this in the arcade, show it some love. Okay, they suck by today's standards, butCome on now, to all of us retro gamers who used to play this in the arcade, show it some love. Okay, they suck by today's standards, but us nostalgic fools will buy anything for that short fleeting feeling. Paying $15 on Amazon for a fresh copy of this is surely comparable to buying $15 of alcohol at a bar! Expand
  2. Damien
    Mar 21, 2008
    9
    Unfortunately editors are seeing this as a game that should keep up with today's graphical standards, and are forgetting the game has aUnfortunately editors are seeing this as a game that should keep up with today's graphical standards, and are forgetting the game has a huge cult following and I cannot tell you just how much I played this game as a kid eventhough it was deemed a SFII clone. I still get a kick out of playing any WH title! If you are a fan of fighters you really can't go wrong with World Heroes Anthology...especially for the price! Expand

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