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World Heroes Perfect
Fighting Game by ADK
Neo Geo
Worldwide
5/25/1995
Neo Geo CD
Worldwide
7/21/1995
Saturn
Worldwide
8/9/1996
World Heroes Anthology (USA), World Heroes Gorgeous (Japan) (Playstation 2)
Compilation release
Worldwide
10/18/2007
Switch
Japan
2017
ACA NeoGeo: World Heroes Perfect (PlayStation 4)
Worldwide
1/31/2019
ACA NeoGeo: World Heroes Perfect (Xbox One)
Worldwide
1/31/2019
ACA NeoGeo: World Heroes Perfect (Android)
Worldwide
2/24/2022
ACA NeoGeo: World Heroes Perfect (iOS)
Worldwide
2/24/2022

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

Gameplay
2D Gameplay (2D Gameplay)
Clash (Clash)
Both characters will be pushed back when two attacks collide in such a way as to cause a clash.
Crazy Death Blow (Desperation Moves)
Supers can be executed when the life bar is low and flashing. With a full Hero bar, you'll spend the meter and perform an enhanced version of the super.
Dash (Dash)
Dashes can be canceled by almost anything. Normals executed from dash will gain inertia. Backdashes have some invincibility.
Guard Crush (Guard Crush)
Certain normals will instantly guard crush if blocked. This state can be escaped by waggling the stick or backdashing.
Hero Meter (Super Meter)
Hero Moves (EX Moves)
Each character has one move that will automatically become enhanced when performed with a full Hero bar.
Juggling (light) (Juggling (light))
Mid-Air Defense (Air Block)
Many attacks can be guarded against in the air. You can attack in the air after recovering from air block.
Shot Break (Projectile Destruction)
Each character has a normal capable of destroying projectiles on hit.
Taunt (no effect) (Taunt (no effect))
By holding the joystick left, right, down, or neutral, you can perform various taunts and even fake dizzy. All taunts can be canceled by any move.
Brocken
Command Moves

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

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

100 Kick Blow / 百烈蹴
hcb+anykick
Series of rapid kicks with back to the ground, followed by a vaulting kick with both legs. The rapid kicks defeat projectiles.

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

Hurricane Arm
downforwarddforward+anypunch [Hero]
Anti-air energy vortex

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

Spark Thunder
m-anypunch
Desperation Moves

German Explosion
bbtn+cbtn,abtn+bbtn+cbtn
Brocken triggers a switch in his chest and explodes, then reforms. Emits sub-explosions that act as normal projectiles. With full HERO Meter, the main explosion is unblockable.
Captain Kidd
Command Moves

Quick Forward
dbackward/down/dforward+abtn+bbtn+cbtn

Quick Step
backward+abtn+bbtn+cbtn
Special Moves

Hyper Dash Kick
hcb+anykick
Fast forward big boot.

Pirate Ship
qcf+anypunch

Shark Kick
(in air)dforward+cbtn+dbtn
Pause briefly, then dive down with energy kick.

Shark Knuckle
c.backwardforward+anypunch [Hero]

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

Spiral Kick
c.backwardforward+anykick
Desperation Moves

Punisher of Pirates
(close)rdp+bbtn+cbtn
Dragon
Throw Moves

Air Throw "Budget Dragon" / 空中投げ"龍落"
(in air)(close)forward/backward+bbtn/abtn+bbtn
Simply snatch opponent out of the air and throw them to the ground.

Neck Tightening / 首締め
(close)forward+abtn+bbtn,w-
Dragon mounts the opponent and chokes them between his thighs.

Skull Cracker / 頭骨砕き
(close)backward+abtn+bbtn
Body press slam.
Basic Moves

Auto Guard
bbtn/forwardforwardbbtn
Long straight punch with high autoguard in first frames. Dashing version is a gut punch with same guard properties.

Guard Break
down+abtn+bbtn
Splits palm strike.
Command Moves

Flying Kick
forward+cbtn+dbtn
A short jumpkick forward, standard fare for @term=forward@+@term=anykick@.

Shining Dragon / 龍閃撃
abtn+bbtn+cbtn
Can be performed standing or crouching; a high or low counter attempt. Dragon guards the attack and retaliates with a kick.

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

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

100 Kick Blow / 百烈蹴
hcb+anykick
Series of rapid kicks with back to the ground, followed by a vaulting kick with both legs. The rapid kicks defeat projectiles.

Dragon Fang Kick / 竜牙脚
downup+anykick [Hero]

Leaping Foot Slice / 飛足刀
qcf+anykick
Hop forward and kick a few times.
Desperation Moves

Dragon Chain Finish / 神龍連環檄, Dragon Super Finish
forwardbackwardforward+bbtn+dbtn
Erick
Command Moves

Fjord Echo
abtn+bbtn+cbtn

Seal Press
(in air)down+cbtn+dbtn

Tundra Echo
dbackward/down/dforward+abtn+bbtn+cbtn
Special Moves

Aegir Hevring
qcb+anykick
Aegir and Hevring are sea giants in Norse mythology.

Blizzard Breath
hcf+anypunch [Hero]

Longhorn
c.backwardforward+anypunch

Thor Hammer
qcb+anypunch
Desperation Moves

Whale Hevring
qcbdbackwarddowndforward+bbtn+dbtn
Fuuma / Fuma, Fūma
Throw Moves

Back Throw / 裏投げ
(close)backward+abtn+bbtn
Jump back and toss to the ground.

Izuna Drop / イヅナ落とし
(close)forward+abtn+bbtn
In spite of their rivalry, Fuuma uses the same basic throws as Hanzou. Forward jumping slam.

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

Auto Guard
bbtn
Long straight punch with upper body guard in the first frames.

Guard Break
(close)bbtn
Short uppercut.

Projectile Break
abtn+bbtn
Energy palm that defeats projectiles.
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.

Flying Monkey's Law "Karura" / 猿飛びの法"迦桜羅"
(in air)(wall)uforward
A basic triangle jump. Karura is a Japanese demon based on the Hindu Garuda.

The Mystery of "Fraud" / 裏奥義「欺」, Tricks to Trick
abtn+bbtn+cbtn
Fake a special move. By holding different directions, Fuuma can fake the En Ryu Ha, Reppu Zan, Double Reppu Zan, and Exploding Atomic Crash.
Special Moves

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

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

Ninpo Furin Kazah / 忍法風輪華斬
qcb+anykick
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+anypunch [Hero]
A shuriken-shaped projectile.
Desperation Moves

Exploding Atomic Crash / 風魔忍法奥義 爆裂究極拳
hcbubackward+abtn+bbtn
Fuuma bursts into flame and leaps up before descending downwards at an angle.

Fireball Slug Trick / 風魔忍法奥義 爆炎咆哮弾
qcbqcbqcb+abtn+bbtn+cbtn
Fuuma conjures up a massive wheel of fire that rolls across the screen.
Gokuu
Command Moves

Ape Walk / 猿猴歩
dforward
Slow movement while crouching

Flying Tap / 飛天踏
(in air)down+dbtn

Spinning Stick Monkey Dance / Rolling Stick
(hold)abtn+bbtn+cbtn
Destroys projectiles

Triangle Skybound / 三角天
(in air)(wall)uforward
Triangle jump
Special Moves

Demon Dipper Wine / 妖瓢酒, Genie Sucker
qcb+bbtn+cbtn+dbtn
Counter, shrinks opponent

Flying Flash Stick / 飛閃棍, Jumping Pounder
downup+anypunch [Hero]

Sky Monkey / 猴天翔, Pouncing Clobberer
dp+anykick

Somersault Cloud Call / 筋斗雲招来
hcb+anykick

Volcanic Rock Drop / 降岩砕, Stone Drop
(in air)hcbubackwardup+anykick
Desperation Moves

Holy Heaven Dance / 聖天舞
qcfhcf+abtn+cbtn
Hanzou / Hanzō
Throw Moves

Back Throw / 裏投げ
(close)backward+abtn+bbtn
Hanzou takes his opponent for a backwards air ride before tossing them to the ground.

Izuna Drop / イヅナ落とし
(close)forward+abtn+bbtn
Jumping ninja slam.
Basic Moves

Auto Guard
bbtn
Hanzou visibly blocks in the first frames of this move. High autoguard.

Guard Break
(close)bbtn
A short uppercut.

Projectile Break
abtn+bbtn
Hanzou's energy palm breaks fireballs.
Command Moves

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

Izuna Slash / イヅナ斬り
(in air)down+bbtn
Drops straight down, brandishing his ninjato.

The Hayate Tricks / 疾風の術
abtn+bbtn+cbtn
Hanzou immediately cancels out of any normal attack with a short pose. Can be used while crouching as well.
Special Moves

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

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

MijinKakure-no Jutsu / 微塵隠れの術
downup+anypunch/anykick
With this technique, Hanzou is capable of teleporting to almost any point on the screen.

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

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

Rekko Zan / 烈光斬
qcf+anypunch
Shuriken-shaped standard projectile.
Desperation Moves

Slice the Shimmering Light / 伊賀忍法奥義 梵天閃光陣
forwardhcf+abtn+cbtn
Hanzou dives at his opponent from the wall, then teleports around while slicing repeatedly. His actions cause ninjitsu-related characters to appear.
J. Carn
Command Moves

Mongolian Strong Earth / 蒙虎大砂塵, Strong Hand Dive
dforward+anykick
Slide attack

Mongolian Thunder Tiger / 蒙虎雷臀, Mongolian Press
(in air)down+cbtn+dbtn
Drop straight down, indian-style.

Mongolian Tiger Crawl / 蒙虎忍這, Secret Crawl
dforward
Move forward slowly while crouching

Mongolian Triangular Tiger Recoil / 蒙虎三角跳, Triangle Jump
(in air)(wall)uforward
Standard triangle jump.

Psyche the Soul / 気合入魂, Shouting Spirit
abtn+bbtn+cbtn
Charges HERO Meter
Special Moves

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

Mongolian Pangolin / 蒙虎穿山甲, Mongolian Blitz
c.downup+anykick
In WH2J, Carn takes off at a 45 degree angle and rebounds off walls and floor at similar angles. In Perfect, travels in a stunted arc-shape and hits several times. A pangolin is an anteater-like animal which curls into a ball.

Mongolian Tiger Flash / 蒙虎覇極道
c.backwardforward+anypunch [Hero]
Desperation Moves

Mongolian Super Explosive Tiger Blast / 超蒙虎爆炎弾, Fire Blast
forwardqc-b2dup+abtn+cbtn
Carn makes a short hop forward and strikes the ground, sending a stream of fire into the air. With full HERO meter, the stream then comes back down slightly further away.
J. Maximum
Command Moves

Catching
abtn+bbtn+cbtn
Catches a projectile and throws it back on release (can be held indefinitely).

Sliding Kick
dforward+anykick
Special Moves

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

Johnny Special
(close)hcf+anypunch
Punts opponent into the air then shoulder-charges them all the way to the opposite corner.

Lightning Tackle
dp+anypunch
Anti-air shoulder attack.

Shoulder Charging Crush
qcf+anykick
Forward charge attack.
Desperation Moves

Hyper Johnny Special
qcfqcf+abtn+cbtn
If Johnny connects with his quick punch, he'll punt the opponent into the air, hammer them down, and follow up with a head crush. With full HERO Meter, he'll throw a torrent of energy footballs before headcrushing.
Jack
Command Moves

Crazy Escape
abtn+bbtn+cbtn
With controls neutral, left, or right, Jack will tunnel into the ground and emerge in the indicated direction. While holding down, Jack flips in the air.

Triangle Jump
(in air)(wall)uforward
Special Moves

Iron Crawl
qcf+anykick
Jack drops prone, then crawls forward by wheeling his claws around.

Knee Smasher
qcb+anykick(air) [Hero]
A forward diving attack with a hidden knee-blade. With full HERO meter Jack spins for more hits.

Mixer Crush
qcf+anypunch
A leap forward with claws extended downwards. On hit or block Jack will spin for several hits and then hop back.
Desperation Moves

Lightning Rod
c.downup+bbtn+dbtn
Jack is struck with lightning and several bolts travel across the bottom of the screen in both directions. With full HERO meter, bolts will also travel upwards diagonally in both directions.
Janne / Jeanne
Throw Moves

Flying Mare / 背負い投げ
(close)backward+abtn+bbtn
Backwards toss.

Slap
(close)forward+abtn+bbtn,w-
Repeated slaps across the face.
Basic Moves

Auto Guard
cbtn+dbtn
Roundhouse kick with high guard in front.

Guard Break
(close)abtn+bbtn
Close sword strike that has early high autoguard as well as guard break properties.
Command Moves

Ground Strike
dforward+anykick
Slide attack

Mercury Smash / Down Sword
(in air)down+bbtn

Slash Whip
(hold)abtn+bbtn+cbtn
Destroys projectiles
Special Moves

Aura Bird
c.backwardforward+anypunch [Hero]
Bird-shaped standard fireball.

Cossack Dance
qcf+anykick

Flash Sword
c.backwardforward+anykick

Ice Ball
qcb+anypunch

Justice Sword
c.downup+anykick
Desperation Moves

Angel Arrow
qcbqcf+bbtn+cbtn+dbtn
Hold down B+C+D to rise higher into the air before firing

Fire Bird
forwardqcfuforward+abtn+bbtn

Secret Garden
qcbforward+abtn+cbtn
Mudman
Command Moves

Mud Flight
(in air)abtn+bbtn+cbtn

Mudslide
dforward+anykick
Special Moves

Mud Cutter
qcb+anypunch

Mud Gyro
downup+anypunch

Mud Launcher
qcf+anykick

Mudman Attack
qcf+anypunch [Hero]
Desperation Moves

Heaven's Blows
hcbforward+abtn+bbtn/bbtn+cbtn/cbtn+dbtn
Muscle Power
Command Moves

Guillotine Drop
(in air)down+cbtn+dbtn

Muscle Swing
abtn+bbtn+cbtn
Special Moves

Muscle Bomber
c.backwardforward+anykick
Fast charging lariat.

Super Dropkick
qcfuforward+anykick
Fast-moving horizontal dropkick.

Tornado Breaker
(close)360+anypunch [Hero]
Desperation Moves

Super Dangerous Giant Breaker
(close)qcfqc-b2d+abtn+bbtn
Neo Dio
Command Moves

Short Jump
backward/neutral/forward+abtn+bbtn+cbtn

Slide Blade
dforward+anykick

Triangle Jump
(in air)(wall)uforward
Special Moves

Break Thunder Claw
downforwarddforward+anypunch

Burning Claw
(close)qcbforward+anypunch

Freezing Claw
(close)qcbforward+anykick

Grand Saber
qcf+anykick

Rolling Smash / Meteor Smash (air)
dbackwarddforwardup+anykick(air) [Hero]

Sonic Saber
qcf+anypunch
Desperation Moves

Ultimate Beast
qcbforward+bbtn+cbtn+dbtn
Rasputin
Throw Moves

Aura Grip / オーラ握り
(close)forward+abtn+bbtn,w-
Grab with giant hands and laugh heartily.

Torture Storm / せっかんストーム
(close)backward+abtn+bbtn,w-
Rasputin slams his opponent repeatedly to the left and right.
Basic Moves

Guard Break
down+abtn+bbtn
Crouching sideways chop with giant hand.
Command Moves

Love Torture
abtn+bbtn+cbtn
Special Moves

Axle Spin
qcb+anykick(air) [Hero]

Cossack Dance
qcf+anykick

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

Ice Ball
qcb+anypunch

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

Secret Garden
qcbforward+abtn+cbtn
Ryofu
Command Moves

Bombarding Spear / 天突槍
(in air)abtn+bbtn+cbtn

Borrowed Strength Alcohol / 酒借力, Power Up
abtn+bbtn+cbtn
Special Moves

Flame Fist / 火炎拳, Fists Of Flame
qcf+anypunch [Hero]

Qigong Kick / 気功蹴, Psychic Kick
(in air)hcb+anykick
A descending combo of kick and spearhead in one blow. Executed from the ground in 2J but the air in Perfect.

Spear Head Boogie / 槍乱舞
qcb+anypunch

Spear of Destruction / 槍撃破
m-anypunch
Desperation Moves

Kirin Dash Break / 麒麟猛衝破
hcbubackward+cbtn+dbtn
Ryoko
Command Moves

Down Kick / 下蹴り, Foot of Destruction
dforward+cbtn+dbtn

Fracture Palm / 掌底破, Palm of Destruction
dforward+abtn+bbtn

Izumoryu Throw / 地獄車
abtn+bbtn+cbtn
Counter

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

Bosatsusho / 戊殺掌
qcb+anypunch [Hero]

Kubi Kiri Nage / 首切り投げ
hcf+anykick
Ryoko bows, then dashes forward for a grab attempt.

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

Winging Kick / 居合い蹴り
dp+anykick
Desperation Moves

Izumo Demon Throw / 出雲流鬼ぐるみ. Mugger Throw
(close)forwardhcf+bbtn+cbtn+dbtn
Shura Nai Khanomtom
Special Moves

Double Knee Kick
qcfuforward+anykick

Muaythai Kick
downup+anykick
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+anykick [Hero]
Dashing straight punch

Tiger Fang
c.backwardforward+anypunch
Dashing uppercut

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

Runpini Dance
qcbdbackwarddownuforward+bbtn+dbtn
"RUNPINI" is the name of a major Muaythai stadium.
Zeus
Special Moves

Giga Smasher
qcbdbackwardqcf+anypunch

Megaton Punch
qcf+anypunch [Hero]
Desperation Moves

Atomic Heat
qcbdbackwardqcfbackwardforward+abtn+bbtn

Fun Facts
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.

Credits
Worldwide
Voice Actor

Kenji Takada as Captain Kidd
Kenji Takada as Hanzou