Forgotten Worlds

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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 Arcade A bit hectic.
Forgotten Worlds Commodore 64 Fighting...scrap
Forgotten Worlds TurboGrafx CD Visiting a shop
Forgotten Worlds TurboGrafx CD Level boss. Looks cool, doesn't he?

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* (37896)
Good once you get the hang of it, but not the best home version Amiga Martin Smith (63058)

Critic Reviews

The Atari Times Atari ST Apr 18, 2006 95 out of 100 95
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga Aug, 1989 895 out of 1000 90
Computer and Video Games (CVG) ZX Spectrum Jun, 1989 87 out of 100 87
The One Atari ST May, 1989 86 out of 100 86
Mean Machines Genesis Nov, 1990 85 out of 100 85
1UP! Genesis Oct 19, 2012 82 out of 100 82
Joypad SEGA Master System Oct, 1991 78 out of 100 78
Raze Genesis Jan, 1991 72 out of 100 72
GameFan Magazine TurboGrafx CD Dec, 1992 66 out of 100 66
Video Games TurboGrafx CD May, 1992 3 out of 5 60


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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.
Contributed to by J. Michael Bottorff (1794), Kabushi (138992), Martin Smith (63058), festershinetop (9477), gamewarrior (5063), Pseudo_Intellectual (45144) and Macintrash (2494)