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  • Summary: This is the fourth installment in the World Heroes fighting game series, released in 1995. In this game, 16 figures from across history fight for the title of the world's strongest. In previous installments, the amount of time you held a button down determined the strength or weakness of anThis is the fourth installment in the World Heroes fighting game series, released in 1995. In this game, 16 figures from across history fight for the title of the world's strongest. In previous installments, the amount of time you held a button down determined the strength or weakness of an attack, but that system has been removed in this game. In addition to a more orthodox fighting-game approach that enables weak, middle and strong attacks using different buttons, this game includes new elements such as the Hero Gauge, Extra Attacks and Guard Breaker Attacks, adding an exciting new layer of strategy. Expand
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  1. Mar 28, 2017
    70
    World Heroes Perfect is an enjoyable and well executed 2D fighting game of the mid-90s that features impressive visuals and a varied cast with some impressive special moves. Even if it does not reinvent the genre or doesn't break any significant grounds, it's still a fun experience to be enjoyed by fans of fighting games.
  2. May 2, 2017
    70
    World Heroes Perfect stands out from other fighters thanks to its unusual cast and vibrant atmosphere, and is without a doubt the best version in the entire series. The action is fluid and responsive and the simplified super move system makes it easy to understand for newcomers. The only real criticism is that while World Heroes Perfect refines the franchise after some inconsistent early entries, it was never iterated upon and even by 1995 standards it was hardly pushing the envelope of the genre. Fans of the series will no doubt be pleased, but those coming to the series without any prior experience many want to check out titles like King of Fighters '98 and Samurai Shodown IV before investing in this.
  3. 60
    What you won't get is much personality or balance. The game undersells its "real people from history" basis; indeed, some of them I didn't even recognise at first. Their fighting styles are only vaguely reminscient of their real-world personalities, too, which is disappointing (aside from the special attacks, that are spot on). More critically, there are some characters with spammy attacks that make the game far too easy, and other characters that are next to useless. Given that the game already has a small roster, this doesn't do much to help its long term value.
  4. 50
    Ultimately World Heroes Perfect is a pretty mediocre fighter, wrapped up in a mix of good and bad emulation. While it may be fun with friends as a way to show off the Joy-Con controllers, it offers very little in the way of a satisfying single player arcade experience. Let us hope that Nintendo’s official Virtual Console fares better.
  5. Mar 27, 2017
    50
    Minus a couple hiccoughs here and there, ACA NeoGeo: World Heroes Perfect is a flawless, and 100% faithful version of the original arcade effort. However, this cannot change the fact that World Heroes Perfect was, and still is, nothing more than a generic fighter that pales in comparison to the strong competition in the genre, and even compared to SNK's more famous The King of Fighters line. In other words: this is nothing more than a collector's item product.
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  1. Apr 27, 2019
    7
    Once again, we have a decent if not particularly memorable Street Fighter II clone among the dozens that crowded the Neo Geo platforms in theOnce again, we have a decent if not particularly memorable Street Fighter II clone among the dozens that crowded the Neo Geo platforms in the 1990s. World Heroes Perfect is marginally better than its predecessor, but it's still just another standard entry in a B-tier fighting game franchise. Expand