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Forgotten Worlds

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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 Arcade Enter the shop.
Forgotten Worlds Commodore 64 There are different loading screens for every level
Forgotten Worlds Atari ST One enemy less
Forgotten Worlds SEGA Master System First level boss

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* (37849)
Good once you get the hang of it, but not the best home version Amiga Martin Smith (63054)

The Press Says

ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Atari ST Jul, 1989 885 out of 1000 88
The Games Machine (UK) ZX Spectrum Jun, 1989 88 out of 100 88
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Genesis Feb, 1990 86 out of 100 86
Sega Pro (UK) Genesis Dec, 1991 86 out of 100 86
1UP! Genesis Oct 19, 2012 82 out of 100 82 Commodore 64 Feb, 2004 8 out of 10 80
Commodore Format Commodore 64 Jul, 1991 79 out of 100 79
Power Play Amiga Jun, 1989 74 out of 100 74
IGN Genesis Nov 18, 2008 6 out of 10 60 (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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