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World Heroes 2
Fighting Game by ADK
Neo Geo
Worldwide
4/26/1993
Turbo CD
Worldwide
6/4/1994
Super NES
Worldwide
7/1/1994
Neo Geo CD
Worldwide
4/14/1995
World Heroes Anthology (USA), World Heroes Gorgeous (Japan) (Playstation 2)
Compilation release
Worldwide
10/18/2007
WiiWare/Virtual Console
Emulation of Neo Geo version.
Worldwide
11/15/2011
ACA NeoGeo: World Heroes 2 (Xbox One)
Worldwide
5/25/2017
ACA NeoGeo: World Heroes 2 (PlayStation 4)
Worldwide
5/25/2017
ACA NeoGeo: World Heroes 2 (Switch)
Worldwide
1/25/2018
ACA NeoGeo: World Heroes 2 (Android)
Worldwide
12/13/2022
ACA NeoGeo: World Heroes 2 (iOS)
Worldwide
12/13/2022

Fighters
Hanzou / Hanzō
Dragon
Rasputin
Brocken
Captain Kidd
Ryoko
Mudman
Fuuma / Fuma, Fūma
J. Carn
Janne / Jeanne
Muscle Power
Erick
Shura Nai Khanomtom
Dio
J. Maximum
Neo Geegus

Gameplay
Brocken
Command Moves

Messerschmitt Attack
(in air)abtn+bbtn
Brocken flies forward, arms outstretched. Vertical movement can be controlled.

Triangle Jump / 三角跳
(in air)(wall)uforward
Special Moves

German Missile
qcf+bbtn
A low projectile from Brocken's knee.

Hurricane Arm
downforwarddforward+abtn
Anti-air energy vortex

Rocket Punch
qcf+abtn
Brocken fires his fists for a standard projectile.

Spark Thunder
m-abtn
Captain Kidd

Hyper Dash Kick
abtn+bbtn
Fast forward big boot.

Pirate Ship
qcf+abtn

Shark Knuckle
c.backwardforward+abtn

Shark Upper
c.downup+abtn
Captain Kidd performs an uppercut. A watery shark-shaped projection enhances this move's hitbox and power.

Spiral Kick
c.backwardforward+bbtn
Dio

Atomic Claw
(close)qcbforward+abtn
Grab and ignite with burning hand.

Eraser Claw
backwardforward+bbtn
Dio creates an immobile ball of energy that lingers for a moment.

Rolling Smash
hcfuforwardup+bbtn
Jump into the air and repeatedly somersault kick with blade-legs.

Sonic Hook
qcf+abtn
Dashing elbow-blade swipe.

Sonic Upper
qcf+bbtn
Dashing upwards elbow-blade swipe.
Dragon
Command Moves

Triangle Jump / 三角跳
(in air)(wall)uforward
Special Moves

100 Fist Blow / 百烈拳
m-abtn
Mashed rapid fist strikes.

Dragon Fang Kick / 竜牙脚
downup+bbtn

Leaping Foot Slice / 飛足刀
abtn+bbtn
Hop forward and kick a few times.
Erick

Aegir Hevring
backwarddforward+bbtn
Aegir and Hevring are sea giants in Norse mythology.

Blizzard Breath
hcf+abtn

Longhorn
c.backwardforward+abtn

Thor Hammer
c.downup+abtn
Fuuma / Fuma, Fūma
Throw Moves

Tomoe Drop "Shiranui" / 巴落とし"不知火"
(in air)(close)forward/backward+abtn
Fuuma grabs the opponent and spins in mid-air before tossing him to the ground. A tomoe is a traditional Japanese comma-swirl shape.
Command Moves

Art of Two-Stage Flight "Hien" / 二段飛びの術"飛燕"
(in air)ubackward/up/uforward
A second jump in mid-air.
Special Moves

Double Reppu Zan / 大武流烈風斬
qcfqcf+abtn
Two shurikens thrown at once for a larger projectile.

En Ryu Ha / 炎龍破
dp+abtn(air)
A rising uppercut accompanied by the image of a coiled dragon.

Ninpo Furin Kazah / 忍法風輪華斬
qcb+bbtn
Becomes a human pinwheel and flies forward horizontally. Fuuma's wild and undisciplined nature causes him to shake up and down as well.

Reppu Zan / 烈風斬
qcf+abtn
A shuriken-shaped projectile.
Hanzou / Hanzō
Command Moves

Double Jump / 二段飛びの術
(in air)ubackward/up/uforward
A second jump in mid-air.
Special Moves

Double Rekko Zan / 大武流烈光斬
qcfqcf+abtn
Two shurikens thrown together form one projectile for wider coverage.

Koh Ryu Ha / 光龍破
dp+abtn
A flying uppercut, the image of a dragon coils around Hanzou's body.

Ninja Leg Lariat / 疾風燕落とし
qcf+bbtn
A leaping roundhouse kick.

Ninpo Koh Rin Kazan / 忍法光輪渦斬
qcb+bbtn
Hanzou becomes a human pinwheel and flies through the air horizontally.

Rekko Zan / 烈光斬
qcf+abtn
Shuriken-shaped standard projectile.
J. Carn
Command Moves

Mongolian Strong Earth / 蒙虎大砂塵, Strong Hand Dive
dforward+bbtn
Slide attack
Special Moves

Mongolian Dynamite / 蒙虎大發破
c.downup+abtn

Mongolian Tiger Flash / 蒙虎覇極道
c.backwardforward+abtn
J. Maximum
Command Moves

Sliding Kick
dforward+bbtn
Special Moves

Almond Shot / Under Almond Shot (low)
qcf+abtn/bbtn
Overhand energy football toss with @term=abtn@, low football kick with @term=bbtn@.

Head Crush
downup+abtn
Johnny leaps up and descends headfirst, range depending on strength pressed. With full HERO Meter, spins for more hits.

Lightning Tackle
dp+abtn
Anti-air shoulder attack.

Shoulder Charging Crush
forwardforward+abtn
Forward charge attack.
Janne / Jeanne
Command Moves

Ground Strike
dforward+bbtn
Slide attack

Mercury Smash / Down Sword
(in air)down+abtn
Special Moves

Aura Bird
c.backwardforward+abtn
Bird-shaped standard fireball.

Cossack Dance
qcf+bbtn

Flash Sword
c.downup+bbtn

Justice Sword
c.backwardforward+bbtn
Mudman

Mud Cutter
qcb+abtn

Mud Gyro
downup+abtn

Mudman Attack
qcf+abtn
Muscle Power

Giant Swing
(close)abtn+bbtn+cbtn/360+bbtn
A standard command throw in WH2, in 2J it becomes a formidable anti-air-only grab.

Muscle Bomber
c.backwardforward+abtn
Fast charging lariat.

Super Dropkick
qcfuforward+bbtn
Fast-moving horizontal dropkick.

Tornado Breaker
(close)360+abtn
Rasputin

Axle Spin
qcb+bbtn(air)

Cossack Dance
qcf+bbtn

Fire Ball
qcf+abtn(air)
Standard fire projectile, air version travels down at an angle.

Thunder Ball
hcf+abtn
Differs from the fireball with slight windup lag in front, compensated by faster projectile.
Ryoko
Throw Moves

Vacuum Throw / 必殺真空投げ
(in air)(close)forward/backward+abtn
Shoulder toss from mid-air.
Command Moves

Dash Roll
forwardforward
Fast forward roll. Cancels into rolling attacks.

Triangle Jump / 三角跳び
(in air)(wall)uforward
Special Moves

Bosatsusho / 戊殺掌
downforwarddforward+abtn

Spinning Air Throw / 空中二段投げ
(close)hcbforward+bbtn
Ryoko grabs and jumps into the air with opponent spinning rapidly, then kicks them to ground.

Super Shoulder Throw / 二段背負い投げ
(close)hcf+abtn

Winging Kick / 居合い蹴り
abtn+bbtn
Shura Nai Khanomtom
Command Moves

Sway Back
backwardbackward
Shura is the first Hero to sport a backdash.
Special Moves

Double Turn Kick / 空中2段回し蹴り
c.dbackwarduforward+bbtn
A jumping double energy kick that seems fairly impractical (slow, doesn't hit until well into the air). Seems to have been repurposed for his desperation move in Perfect.

Muaythai Kick
downup+bbtn
Shura knees off the top of the screen and stays gone for an inordinate amount of time, finally coming back several seconds later.

Tiger Claw
c.backwardforward+bbtn
Dashing straight punch

Tiger Fang
c.backwardforward+abtn
Dashing uppercut

Tiger Punch
abtn+bbtn
Empty dash forward, then punch while hopping back.

Fun Facts
Anachronistic Hardware
Despite being pulled from time by Dr. Brown in 1922 (born 1891 + 31 years old), Brocken's backgrounds in World Heroes 1 and 2 both feature German vehicles from WWII (1939–1945). The tanks in his WH stage appear to be Pzkpfw. VI Tigers and the airplane appears to be a Focke-Wulf 190. The tank that breaks through the wall in his WH2/Jet stage is a Jagdpanther.
Great Scott
One might think that Dr. Brown, the time-travelling doctor of the World Heroes series, may have the first name Emmett. His full name is, however, Brown Sugar.
World Zeroes 2
The Neo Geo CD fan disk "ADK World" contains some early and unused character sketches for various games. Clockwise from upper left, these World Heroes 2 sketches are: Yagyu Jubei, Asteca, Urakan, Eris, Graham, Sinbad, Jeek Freet (Siegfried?? apparently from Finland), King, Gozu, Myusha, Riala, Ramses II, Heinrich, and Dracula.

Credits
Worldwide
Voice Actor

Kenji Takada as Captain Kidd
Kenji Takada as Hanzou