ACA NeoGeo: World Heroes Perfect (Nintendo Switch) Review

By Athanasios 25.03.2017 2

Review for ACA NeoGeo: World Heroes Perfect on Nintendo Switch

A colourful, 2D, and, many times, purposely silly fighter, which gathers warriors from all around the world to partake in one-versus-one battles - nope, it's not Street Fighter II (or any of its million incarnations), but one of NeoGeo's lesser known creations; lesser known because it was overshadowed by The King of Fighters '94 (soon on your screens via Cubed3, and if you haven't read it yet, check out the Shock Troopers review), or because it simply couldn't hold a candle to its competitors? Learn all about it, in the review of this interesting emulation-like port of the arcade original, ACA NeoGeo: World Heroes Perfect.

You there! Yes, you, the ones bored to read (poor things). This won't take long… in fact, this very paragraph will tell you everything about ACA NeoGeo: World Heroes Perfect. It is, without a single exaggeration, one of the most… mediocre fighting games ever made. The action feels slow, the gameplay lacks the variety, depth, and finesse of Capcom's popular Street Fighter II (which is older, in fact), and the balance simply isn't there, as some characters simply rule over the rest.

Still here? Well, if you insist on learning more about this, World Heroes Perfect throws in warriors from many eras, and has them kicking each other's behinds, in a championship that includes Vikings, Karatekas, wrestlers, medieval knights, the obligatory Bruce Lee wannabe, and, for some reason, even an American Football player. Most importantly, though, this is simply a 100% pure port of the very original, albeit in a new, emulation-like wrapping.

Screenshot for ACA NeoGeo: World Heroes Perfect on Nintendo Switch

Nothing has changed after all these years, so expect nothing more besides some additional settings. It's possible to create save states (currently a bit buggy), fiddle with options like difficulty, time limit, audio-visuals, and so on, and even give those enormous sprites (tiny Ryoko excluded) some breathing room, by making the screen size a tad larger. Furthermore, this includes both Japanese and English versions, although their differences will only excite those hardcore, retro collector types.

In conclusion: this is something that exists solely for those who loved and wanted to experience the original once more, those who simply like to buy all things retro, or super fanatic NeoGeo fans, as this is definitely not a good game. Sure, it's not a bad one, either, and it's definitely great that the Nintendo Switch version provides the means to experience some good 'ol two-player fun anytime, anywhere, but far better alternatives exist out there.

Screenshot for ACA NeoGeo: World Heroes Perfect on Nintendo Switch

Cubed3 Rating

5/10
Rated 5 out of 10

Average

Minus a couple hiccoughs here and there, ACA NeoGeo: World Heroes Perfect is a flawless, and 100% faithful version of the original arcade effort. However, this cannot change the fact that World Heroes Perfect was, and still is, nothing more than a generic fighter that pales in comparison to the strong competition in the genre, and even compared to SNK's more famous The King of Fighters line. In other words: this is nothing more than a collector's item product.

Developer

SNK Playmore

Publisher

Hamster

Genre

Fighting

Players

1

C3 Score

Rated $score out of 10  5/10

Reader Score

Rated $score out of 10  0 (0 Votes)

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Comments

One thing I really liked about these games was the 'death match' where there were mines/lasers etc you had to dodge.  I had a crush on 'Jane' back as a kid too.

starscreen (guest) 24.05.2018#2

i wat this game 4 my pc plz

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