World Heroes 2 Jet
Last Updated: 3/19/2013 Developer(s): ADK, Alpha Denshi Publisher(s): SNK, Takara (Game Boy version) Designer(s): Kazou Arai Platform(s): Neo Geo, Neo Geo CD, Game Boy Release Date(s): April 26th, 1994 Characters: Hanzou, Fuuma, Dragon, Janne, J.Carn, Muscle Power, Brocken, Rasputin, Mudman, Ryoko, J. Max, Erik, Shura, Captain Kidd, Ryofu, Jack, Zeus
Related Games: World Heroes, World Heroes 2, World Heroes 2 Perfect , Fighters History Dynamite, Aggressors of Dark Kombat, Darkstalkers, Killer Instinct, King of Fighters '94, Primal Rage, Samurai Shodown 2, Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo, X-Men: Children of the Atom
Gameplay Engine 5 / 10 Story / Theme 4.5 / 10 Overall Graphics 5 / 10 Animation 4.5 / 10 Music / Sound Effects 6 / 10 Innovation 4 / 10 Art Direction 6.5 / 10 Customization 3 / 10 Intro / Presentation 4.5 / 10 Replayability / Fun 3 / 10 "Ouch" Factor 2 / 10 Characters 5 / 10 BOTTOM LINE
5.3 / 10
Review based on Arcade version Final Words:
World Heroes Jet was an improvement over the prequels, but still, the series failed to stand on its own. Considering the insane competition of the fighting genre in 1994, it's not hard to see why World Heroes never obtained much success in the genre.
Simply put, the gameplay and character designs fall short when compared to the top fighting games of 1994. That said, World Heroes remains an obscure 2D fighting game that some random gamers might get some enjoyment out of, but there were definitely tons of better fighting games to be playing in 1994/1995. ~TFG Webmaster
STORY: 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!?
Improved selection screen... better artwork, character info, and.... Borders!!! Wooo!
REVIEW: The third game in the series, World Heroes Jet brings along two new selectable fighters, Jack & Ryofu; and an all new boss known as Zues... taking the place of Neo Dio and Neo Geegus.
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 it's slow and clunky gameplay. That said, Jet is definitely the best of the series when it comes to gameplay, but still doesn't offer anything unique to the fighting genre at the end of the day. The 2 new characters aren't bad, but still don't hold a candle to the top fighting game characters out there.
Is that a wannabe Shoryuken I see?
World Heroes Jet is also the best looking of the series to date, with colorful backgrounds and a few new animations. Returning characters have been given a couple new moves, animations, and pre-fight introductions in some cases.