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World Heroes 2

| 1993

Release type:
Units produced: ADK
Controls/Input Device: Control(joy8way), Buttons(4)
Number of Players: 2
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SoundMix: Stereo
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MAME folder name: wh2

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

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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)

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Romset: 2016 kb / 8 files / 457.8 zip

Credits Mameinfo and Mametesters Project Robert J. Rabgno et al.
History.dat entry:
World Heroes 2 (c) 1993 ADK.

14 characters and 2 end bosses do battle in normal or death match modes.


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)


Producer : Kenji Sawatari
Planner : Kenji Sawatari, Yokoo
Director : Akira Ushizawa
Assistant Director : Sho (Y. Ono)
Main Programmers : Tat&MST (Tat.MST), Marbo (Toshi), Wizard Nogup
System Programmers : Eiji Fukatsu, Makio Chiba, E-Chan
Sound Programmer : Makio Chiba
Character Maker : Ryu Hiroyuki
Character Designers : Kazushige Hakamata, Takashi Hatono, Shinji Moriyama, Hideyuki Yamada, Yoshiaki Ono, Muneki Shiraishi, Yokoo, Hidemi Nagatomo, Hiroyuki Toda, Atsushi Kobayashi, Giga. S (R. Nakajima)
Scroll Designers : Kenichi Sakanishi, Takashi Egashira, Mitsunari Ishida, Katsue Matsuzaki, Rie Mori, Hideyuki Kusano, Yasuyuki Sohara
Demo Designers : Rie Mori, Koji Fujita, Masato Mitsuya
Music And Sound Effects Composers : Hideki Yamamoto, Hiroaki Shimizu, Yuka Watanabe
Voice Cast : Michio Ootani (Take), Shinji Miura (Take), Hitoshi Sogabe (Take), Akihiko Kawamoto (Take), Sanae Saitoh (Take), Shouzoh Nakano (Take), Kenji Takada (Take), Kimihiko Sakuma (Take), Yoshiyuki Tsukada (Take), Mari Kamimura (Take), Masato Mitsuya (Gekidan ADK), Yuka Watanabe (Gekidan ADK), Giga. S (R. Nakajima) (Gekidan ADK), Yoshiki Ono (Gekidan ADK), Takashi Hatono (Gekidan ADK)
Graphic Adviser : Tsutomu Maruyama
Executive Producer : Kazuo Arai

Special Guest : Koji T. Shimizu
Special Thanks : Yukio Gotoh, Shinichi Tamura, Hideo Kamoda, Teruaki Shirasawa, Akira IIdaka, Tomoko Oohira


* Consoles :
SNK Neo-Geo [JP] (June 4, 1993) "World Heroes 2 [Model ALH-006]"
SNK Neo-Geo [US] (June 4, 1993) "World Heroes 2 [Model NGH-057]"
NEC PC-Engine Super CD-ROM [JP] (June 4, 1994) "World Heroes 2 [Model HCD4063]"
Nintendo Super Famicom [JP] (July 1, 1994) "World Heroes 2 [Model SHVC-JI]"
Nintendo Super Famicom [US] (September 1994) [Model SHVC-JI]
SNK Neo-Geo CD [JP] (April 14, 1995) "World Heroes 2 [Model ADCD-006]"
SNK Neo-Geo CD [US] (1995)
Sony PlayStation 2 [JP] (October 18, 2007, "World Heroes Gorgeous [Model SLPS-25782]")
Sony PlayStation 2 [US] (March 11, 2008, "World Heroes Anthology [Model SLUS-21725]")
Sony PlayStation 2 [AU] (September 25, 2008, "World Heroes Anthology")
Sony PlayStation 2 [EU] (November 7, 2008, "World Heroes Anthology [Model SLES-55233]")
Sony PlayStation 2 [JP] (June 18, 2009, "World Heroes Gorgeous [NeoGeo Online Collection The Best] [Model SLPS-25933]")
Nintendo Wii [JP] (November 15, 2011, "Virtual Console")

* Computers :
FM Towns PC


Edit this entry: http://www.arcade-history.com/?&page=detail&id=3191&o=2

Licensed from Alexis Bousiges under a CC Attribution 3.0 License
cheat.dat entry:
00000000 10C109 0000009A FFFFFFFF Infinite Time
00000001 10C109 00000001 FFFFFFFF Finish this Round Now!
60000000 000000 00000000 00000000
00000000 10600C 0000007F FFFFFFFF Infinite Energy PL1
00000001 10600C 00000000 FFFFFFFF Drain All Energy Now! PL1
62000001 000000 00000000 00000000 Select Character PL1 Free player selection, Use BETWEEN rounds, or at world map. There are some palette glitches. And some fights are repeated more than once.
00010001 106004 00000001 FFFFFFFF K. Dragon
00010001 106004 00000002 FFFFFFFF Hanzou
00010001 106004 00000003 FFFFFFFF Muscle Power
00010001 106004 00000004 FFFFFFFF J. Carn
00010001 106004 00000005 FFFFFFFF Janne
00010001 106004 00000006 FFFFFFFF Rasputin
00010001 106004 00000007 FFFFFFFF Fuuma
00010001 106004 00000008 FFFFFFFF Brocken
00010001 106004 00000009 FFFFFFFF Shura
00010001 106004 0000000A FFFFFFFF Ryoko
00010001 106004 0000000B FFFFFFFF C. Kidd
00010001 106004 0000000C FFFFFFFF Mudman
00010001 106004 0000000D FFFFFFFF Erick
00010001 106004 0000000E FFFFFFFF J. Max
00010001 106004 0000000F FFFFFFFF Dio
00010001 106004 00000010 FFFFFFFF Neo Geegus (Buggy!!) You can't attack at all! You can move and block. Taunting makes you invincible and also crashes the game.
00000000 10C122 00000000 00000003 Always have Wins = 0 PL1
00000000 10C122 00000003 00000003 Always have Wins = 2 PL1 As long as PL2 wins < 2 then PL1 wins the battle automatically at the end of round
00000001 10C122 00000000 00000003 Set Wins = 0 Now! PL1
00000001 10C122 00000001 00000003 Set Wins = 1 Now! PL1
00000001 10C122 00000003 00000003 Set Wins = 2 Now! PL1 As long as PL2 wins < 2 then PL1 wins the battle automatically at the end of round
00000000 10C123 00000015 0000003F Always have Won 3 Rounds [Tournament] PL1
60000000 000000 00000000 00000000
00000000 10610C 0000007F FFFFFFFF Infinite Energy PL2
00000001 10610C 00000000 FFFFFFFF Drain All Energy Now! PL2
62000001 000000 00000000 00000000 Select Character PL2 Free player selection, Use BETWEEN rounds, or at world map. There are some palette glitches. And some fights are repeated more than once.
00010001 106104 00000001 FFFFFFFF K. Dragon
00010001 106104 00000002 FFFFFFFF Hanzou
00010001 106104 00000003 FFFFFFFF Muscle Power
00010001 106104 00000004 FFFFFFFF J. Carn
00010001 106104 00000005 FFFFFFFF Janne
00010001 106104 00000006 FFFFFFFF Rasputin
00010001 106104 00000007 FFFFFFFF Fuuma
00010001 106104 00000008 FFFFFFFF Brocken
00010001 106104 00000009 FFFFFFFF Shura
00010001 106104 0000000A FFFFFFFF Ryoko
00010001 106104 0000000B FFFFFFFF C. Kidd
00010001 106104 0000000C FFFFFFFF Mudman
00010001 106104 0000000D FFFFFFFF Erick
00010001 106104 0000000E FFFFFFFF J. Max
00010001 106104 0000000F FFFFFFFF Dio
00010001 106104 00000010 FFFFFFFF Neo Geegus (Buggy!!) You can't attack at all! You can move and block. Taunting makes you invincible and also crashes the game.
00000000 10C122 00000000 0000000C Always have Wins = 0 PL2
00000000 10C122 0000000C 0000000C Always have Wins = 2 PL2 As long as PL2 wins < 2 then PL1 wins the battle automatically at the end of round
00000001 10C122 00000000 0000000C Set Wins = 0 Now! PL2
00000001 10C122 00000004 0000000C Set Wins = 1 Now! PL2
00000001 10C122 0000000C 0000000C Set Wins = 2 Now! PL2 As long as PL1 wins < 2 then PL2 wins the battle automatically at the end of round
00000000 10C123 00000015 0000003F Always have Won 3 Rounds [Tournament] PL2
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)

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