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Forgotten Worlds

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TurboGrafx CD
Atari ST
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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 TurboGrafx CD Game Over...
Forgotten Worlds ZX Spectrum Luckily the player can shoot up at the overhead guns ...
Forgotten Worlds Genesis Visiting the store can allow you to buy useful items
Forgotten Worlds Arcade Intro.

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* (37795)
Good once you get the hang of it, but not the best home version Amiga Martin Smith (63168)

The Press Says

The Atari Times Atari ST Apr 18, 2006 95 out of 100 95
Sega Pro (UK) Genesis Dec, 1991 86 out of 100 86
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Genesis Jan, 1990 8 out of 10 80
Defunct Games SEGA Master System Oct 08, 2005 75 out of 100 75
Megablast SEGA Master System 1992 70 out of 100 70
Sega-16.com Genesis Jul 08, 2004 7 out of 10 70
GameFan Magazine TurboGrafx CD Dec, 1992 66 out of 100 66
IGN Genesis Nov 18, 2008 6 out of 10 60
IGN Wii Nov 18, 2008 6 out of 10 60
Eurogamer.net (UK) Wii Jan 18, 2009 4 out of 10 40


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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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