Forgotten Worlds

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SEGA Master System
Commodore 64
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Forgotten Worlds features two characters known as The Nameless Ones, who both look like Arnold Schwarzenegger, one even has a mohawk. It's their job to rid the planet of the attacking aliens.

Guiding your character around the screen as they fly with jet-packs, guns on full auto, you control a satellite which you rotate around your character for the direction in which your gun is firing. At the end of each level is a boss which needs to be killed to progress.

Enemies that have been killed drop money. At the end of every level is a shop where you can buy weapons, armour, items and first-aid packs.


Forgotten Worlds DOS Beginning Singleplayer
Forgotten Worlds SEGA Master System Title
Forgotten Worlds Genesis Shooting those pipes is dangerous
Forgotten Worlds TurboGrafx CD Selecting your Arnold :)

Alternate Titles

  • "Lost Worlds" -- Japanese arcade title
  • "フォゴッテンワールド" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

A brilliant game otherwise let down by cumbersome controls Genesis *Katakis* (37874)
Good once you get the hang of it, but not the best home version Amiga Martin Smith (63068)

Critic Reviews

The Games Machine (UK) Atari ST Jun, 1989 92 out of 100 92
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Commodore 64 Jun, 1989 90 out of 100 90
The Games Machine (UK) ZX Spectrum Jun, 1989 88 out of 100 88
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Commodore 64 Aug, 1989 885 out of 1000 88
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Genesis Jan, 1990 32 out of 40 80 Genesis Feb, 2004 8 out of 10 80
Commodore Format Commodore 64 Jul, 1991 79 out of 100 79
Computer and Video Games (CVG) SEGA Master System Jul, 1991 75 out of 100 75
Amiga Power Amiga May, 1991 73 out of 100 73
Nintendo Life Wii Nov 18, 2008 7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars 70


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1001 Video Games

The Arcade version of Forgotten Worlds appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.


The game includes one of the best Engrish texts, similar to Zero Wing's All your base are belong to us. In the seventh level's end intermission there is a quote from a blond guy: You cannot stop me with paramecium alone! It has been used in many forum signatures.
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