Games-db.com homepage: The Game Database Computer Console Arcade Pinball Handheld Traditional
Message Board
Platforms Overview
Games-db / Arcade /

World Heroes (set 1)

Database Areas


Site Areas

Submit Data
You are a game expert?
You are interested in
sharing your knowledge?
Submit your data here:

Top contributors

World Heroes (set 1)

| 1992

Release type:
Units produced: Alpha Denshi Co.
Controls/Input Device: Control(joy8way), Buttons(4)
Number of Players: 2
More Creator:
More Coder/Software:
License from/Copyright:
SoundMix: Stereo
More Graphics/Artwork:
More Music/Sound:
Acting Talent involved:
More Machine Details:
More System Details:
Game Awards Nominations:
Game Awards Won:
Title a.k.a.:
Avg. Playtime:
Similar Games:
MAME folder name: wh1

Display: raster 320x224 @ 59.19Hz (59.19 pixclock)
Sound: 2 channels

Emulated in MAME via driver neodrvr.c:
Status: good; Emulation: good
Graphic: good; Sound: good; Color: good
Palette size: 0; Savestate: unsupported

000-lo.lo with 131072kb
sha1:5992277debadeb64d1c1c64b0a92d9293eaf7e4a crc:5a86cff2
053-c1.bin with 2097152kb
sha1:3d03d29296ca6e6b5106aac4aaeec9d4b4ed1313 crc:85eb5bce
053-c2.bin with 2097152kb
sha1:d4159210df94e259f874a4671d271ec27be13451 crc:ec93b048
053-c3.bin with 1048576kb
sha1:e97b3b8a461da5e8861b3dfdacb25e007ced37a1 crc:0dd64965
053-c4.bin with 1048576kb
sha1:a2ef909868f6b06cdcc22a63ddf6c96be12b999c crc:9270d954
053-epr.p1 with 524288kb
sha1:9d1911fe4bf6202466ec45557dd008cbf01ca9c6 crc:d42e1e9a
053-epr.p2 with 524288kb
sha1:4b7086edb504f3c30529d51ba8f453d48eba5164 crc:0e33e8a3
053-m1.bin with 131072kb
sha1:65cd7b002123ed1a3111e3d942608d0082799ff3 crc:1bd9d04b
053-s1.bin with 131072kb
sha1:87fa79611c6f8886dcc8766814829c669c65b40f crc:8c2c2d6b
053-v2.bin with 2097152kb
sha1:007fa715423fba72c899cd3db3f4bec13281cf7a crc:a68df485
053-v4.bin with 1048576kb
sha1:428e8721bd87f7faa756adb1e12672219be46c1d crc:7bea8f66
asia-s3.rom with 131072kb
sha1:720a3e20d26818632aedf2c2fd16c54f213543e1 crc:91b64be3
sfix.sfix with 131072kb
sha1:fd4a618cdcdbf849374f0a50dd8efe9dbab706c3 crc:c2ea0cfd
sm1.sm1 with 131072kb
sha1:42f9d7ddd6c0931fd64226a60dc73602b2819dcf crc:94416d67
sp-e.sp1 with 131072kb
sha1:5dbff7531cf04886cde3ef022fb5ca687573dcb8 crc:2723a5b5
sp-j2.rom with 131072kb
sha1:b6f97acd282fd7e94d9426078a90f059b5e9dd91 crc:acede59c
sp-s.sp1 with 131072kb
sha1:09576ff20b4d6b365e78e6a5698ea450262697cd crc:c7f2fa45
sp-s2.sp1 with 131072kb
sha1:4f5ed7105b7128794654ce82b51723e16e389543 crc:9036d879
sp1.jipan.1024 with 131072kb
sha1:18a987ce2229df79a8cf6a84f968f0e42ce4e59d crc:9fb0abe4
uni-bios_1_0.rom with 131072kb
sha1:3b4c0cd26c176fc6b26c3a2f95143dd478f6abf9 crc:0ce453a0
uni-bios_1_1.rom with 131072kb
sha1:4153d533c02926a2577e49c32657214781ff29b7 crc:5dda0d84
uni-bios_1_2.rom with 131072kb
sha1:682e13ec1c42beaa2d04473967840c88fd52c75a crc:4fa698e9
uni-bios_1_2o.rom with 131072kb
sha1:af88ef837f44a3af2d7144bb46a37c8512b67770 crc:e19d3ce9
uni-bios_1_3.rom with 131072kb
sha1:eca8851d30557b97c309a0d9f4a9d20e5b14af4e crc:b24b44a0
uni-bios_2_0.rom with 131072kb
sha1:37bcd4d30f3892078b46841d895a6eff16dc921e crc:0c12c2ad
uni-bios_2_1.rom with 131072kb
sha1:c23732c4491d966cf0373c65c83c7a4e88f0082c crc:8dabf76b
uni-bios_2_2.rom with 131072kb
sha1:5241a4fb0c63b1a23fd1da8efa9c9a9bd3b4279c crc:2d50996a
uni-bios_2_3.rom with 131072kb
sha1:5b02900a3ccf3df168bdcfc98458136fd2b92ac0 crc:27664eb5
uni-bios_2_3o.rom with 131072kb
sha1:1b8a72c720cdb5ee3f1d735bbcf447b09204b8d9 crc:601720ae
usa_2slt.bin with 131072kb
sha1:5c6bba07d2ec8ac95776aa3511109f5e1e2e92eb crc:e72943de
vs-bios.rom with 131072kb
sha1:ecf01eda815909f1facec62abf3594eaa8d11075 crc:f0e8f27d
Mameinfo.dat entry:
0.37b10 [Yochizo]


- 0.147u2: hap fixed clone Omega Fighter Special. The game fails to boot or finish post. After showing bad rom errors, the game resets.

- 0.147u1: Fixed maincpu rom loading.

- 0.122u7: Fixed gfx1/2/3/4/5 rom loading.

- 0.89u3: Changed Z80 CPU2 clock speed to 5MHz.

- 0.37b10: Yochizo added 'Omega Fighter' (UPL 1989) and clone Omega Fighter Special.

- 21st November 2000: Yochizo fixed some graphics bugs in the Omega Fighter / Atomic Robo-kid driver.

- 8th November 2000: Yochizo sent in a driver for Omega Fighter and Atomic Robo-kid.

- 25th April 1999: Dumped Omega Fighter Special.

LEVELS: 8 (restarts once)

Other Emulators:

* FB Alpha


* Raine

Recommended Games (Star Force):




Night Star (DECO Cassette)

Nova 2001

Star Jacker

Stunt Air


Star Force

Alpha Mission / ASO

Alpha Mission II / ASO II

Astro Warrior (Mega-Tech)

Mission 660


S.R.D. Mission

Truxton / Tatsujin

Tatsujin (Tourvision PCE bootleg)

Truxton II / Tatsujin Oh

Blast Off

Blazing Lazers

GunHed (Tourvision PCE bootleg)

The Next Space

Omega Fighter

Super Star Soldier (Tourvision PCE bootleg)

Lethal Thunder


Strike Gunner S.T.G


Explosive Breaker

Final Star Force




Nebulas Ray



Viper Phase 1

Fever SOS

Mars Matrix: Hyper Solid Shooting

Romset: 2016 kb / 8 files / 457.8 zip

Credits Mameinfo and Mametesters Project Robert J. Rabgno et al.
History.dat entry:
World Heroes (c) 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!


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


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]


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)


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)


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


Edit this entry: http://www.arcade-history.com/?&page=detail&id=3190&o=2

Licensed from Alexis Bousiges under a CC Attribution 3.0 License
cheat.dat entry:
00000000 10B008 0000009A FFFFFFFF Infinite Time
00000001 10B008 00000001 FFFFFFFF Finish this Round Now!
62000000 000000 00000000 00000000 Select Background [Normal]
00010001 10B005 00000000 FFFFFFFF Janne
00010001 10B005 00000001 FFFFFFFF Hanzou
00010001 10B005 00000002 FFFFFFFF Dragon
00010001 10B005 00000003 FFFFFFFF Muscle Power
00010001 10B005 00000004 FFFFFFFF J. Carn
00010001 10B005 00000005 FFFFFFFF Rasputin
00010001 10B005 00000006 FFFFFFFF Brocken
00010001 10B005 00000007 FFFFFFFF Fuuma
00010001 10B005 00000008 FFFFFFFF Geegus
00010001 10B005 00000012 FFFFFFFF 1st Bonus Stage
00010001 10B005 00000013 FFFFFFFF 2nd Bonus Stage
62000000 000000 00000000 00000000 Select Background [DeathMatch]
00010001 10B005 00000009 FFFFFFFF Janne
00010001 10B005 0000000A FFFFFFFF Hanzou
00010001 10B005 0000000B FFFFFFFF Dragon
00010001 10B005 0000000C FFFFFFFF Muscle Power
00010001 10B005 0000000D FFFFFFFF J. Carn
00010001 10B005 0000000E FFFFFFFF Rasputin
00010001 10B005 0000000F FFFFFFFF Brocken
00010001 10B005 00000010 FFFFFFFF Fuuma
00010001 10B005 00000011 FFFFFFFF Geegus
00010001 10B005 00000012 FFFFFFFF 1st Bonus Stage
00010001 10B005 00000013 FFFFFFFF 2nd Bonus Stage
60000000 000000 00000000 00000000
00000000 10600A 00000068 FFFFFFFF Infinite Energy PL1
00010000 10602E 00000068 FFFFFFFF Infinite Energy PL1 (2/2)
00000001 10600A 00000000 FFFFFFFF Drain All Energy Now! PL1
00010001 10602E 00000000 FFFFFFFF Drain All Energy Now! PL1 (2/2)
00000000 10C12A 00000000 00000003 Never Wins PL1
00000001 10C12A 00000000 00000003 Rounds Won = 0 Now! PL1
00000001 10C12A 00000001 00000003 Rounds Won = 1 Now! PL1
62000000 000000 00000000 00000000 Select Character PL1 Free player selection, Use BETWEEN rounds. You can't attack at all with Geegus
00010000 10600C 00000001 FFFFFFFF Dragon
00010000 10600C 00000002 FFFFFFFF Hanzo
00010000 10600C 00000003 FFFFFFFF Muscle Power
00010000 10600C 00000004 FFFFFFFF J. Carn
00010000 10600C 00000005 FFFFFFFF Janne
00010000 10600C 00000006 FFFFFFFF Rasputin
00010000 10600C 00000007 FFFFFFFF Fuuma
00010000 10600C 00000008 FFFFFFFF Brocken
00010000 10600C 00000009 FFFFFFFF Geegus
60000000 000000 00000000 00000000
00000000 10610A 00000068 FFFFFFFF Infinite Energy PL2
00010000 10612E 00000068 FFFFFFFF Infinite Energy PL2 (2/2)
00000001 10610A 00000000 FFFFFFFF Drain All Energy Now! PL2
00010001 10612E 00000000 FFFFFFFF Drain All Energy Now! PL2 (2/2)
00000000 10C12A 00000000 0000000C Never Wins PL2
00000001 10C12A 00000000 0000000C Rounds Won = 0 Now! PL2
00000001 10C12A 00000004 0000000C Rounds Won = 1 Now! PL2
62000000 000000 00000000 00000000 Select Character PL2 Free player selection, Use BETWEEN rounds. You can't attack at all with Geegus
00010000 10610C 00000001 FFFFFFFF Dragon
00010000 10610C 00000002 FFFFFFFF Hanzo
00010000 10610C 00000003 FFFFFFFF Muscle Power
00010000 10610C 00000004 FFFFFFFF J. Carn
00010000 10610C 00000005 FFFFFFFF Janne
00010000 10610C 00000006 FFFFFFFF Rasputin
00010000 10610C 00000007 FFFFFFFF Fuuma
00010000 10610C 00000008 FFFFFFFF Brocken
00010000 10610C 00000009 FFFFFFFF Geegus
60000000 000000 00000000 00000000
62000000 000000 00000000 00000000 Select Cartridge/NeoGeo Type Enable it DURING the neogeo bios booting sequence. If you miss the boot sequence reset and THEN enable it. The Home (NEOGEO) setting may open up other aspects of the game or it may even make the game unplayable.
00010000 10FD82 00000080 FFFFFFFF Arcade (MVS)
00010000 10FD82 00000000 FFFFFFFF Home (NEOGEO)

Credit Pugsy's MAME Cheat file