The tournament to decide the strongest warrior in history is about to unfold in
for five days... However, a behind the tournament's scenes lies a dark shadow.
The heroes involved in the tournament remain unaware of its involvement. Just
who is the one responsible for these tournaments? And who is the true identity
of the person lurking in the shadows? The Heroes Battle continues!! Will you be
the last one standing!?
screen... better artwork, character info, and.... Borders!!! Wooo!
The third installment of the series, World
Heroes 2 Jet introduces two new selectable fighters: Jack & Ryofu.
Additionally, a brand new final boss, Zues, awaits players at the end of arcade
mode. As you can tell from the screenshots above and below, the game
features new character artwork and stages, but the returning character sprites
remain the same. Worth mentioning, art style in World Heroes 2 Jet's
promotional artwork is definitely an improvement over the prequels.
The "USA stage"
is a must in any 90s fighting game. lol.
One of the most notable gameplay changes in World
Heroes Jet is the speed. Previously, the World Heroes series was
known for its slow (and kinda clunky) gameplay. That said, World Heroes Jet is definitely the
best of the series to date when it comes to the feel of the gameplay, but the game still doesn't offer much in
the way of "unique" to the fighting genre at the end of the day. The 2
new characters and slight gameplay adjustments aren't quite enough to bring the World
Heroes series up to speed with the top fighting games of the time. In my
opinion, WH2 Jet just feels kinda old and played out after playing many
other fighting games of the era.
Is that a wannabe
Shoryuken I see?
On the bright side, World Heroes 2 Jet is
title of the series to date, with colorful new backgrounds and new character
artwork (in-game and on promotional posters / cover art). Returning characters
were given a couple new moves, animations,
and pre-fight introductions... which at least helped keep some of the designs
fresh and entertaining. Just over a year after World Heroes 2
Jet was released, ADK released the final installment to the series: World Heroes
World Heroes Jet was an improvement over the
prequels, but the game was still lagging behind the competition in
more ways than one. Considering the steep competition of the fighting genre in 1994, it's not difficult to see why World
Heroes failed to obtain long-term success in the genre.
Simply put, the gameplay, character designs, and presentation fall short of
other fighters from the time period. However, World Heroes remains an obscure 2D fighting game
which certain old school gamers might still get some enjoyment out of... but one
can't deny there were definitely better fighting games to be playing and
mastering in the mid 90's. ~TFG