World Heroes 2 Jet

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! 

REVIEWThe third installment in the franchise, World Heroes Jet brings 2 new selectable fighters, Jack & Ryofu, in addition to a bran new boss to fight against, Zues (whom takes the place of Neo Dio & Neo Geegus). As you can tell from the screenshots above and below, the game features new character artwork and stages, but the return character sprites remain the same. 

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 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. Over a year after World Heroes 2 Jet, ADK released the final installment to the series: World Heroes Perfect.

Page Updated: August 4th, 2016
Developer(s): ADK  (assisted by SNK)
Publisher(s): ADK,  SNK,  Takara  (Game Boy)
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

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Related Games: World Heroes, World Heroes 2, World Heroes 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  5.0 / 10
Story / Theme  4.5 / 10
Overall Graphics  5.0 / 10
Animation  4.5 / 10
Music / Sound Effects  6.0 / 10
Innovation  4.0 / 10
Art Direction  6.5 / 10
Customization  3.0 / 10
Intro / Presentation  4.5 / 10
Replayability / Fun  3.0 / 10
"Ouch" Factor  2.0 / 10
Characters  5.0 / 10

 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. 
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