Forgotten Worlds

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TurboGrafx CD
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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 ZX Spectrum Once past the symbols and some more green men, the shop appears by rising up from the ground
Forgotten Worlds Amstrad CPC Title screen.
Forgotten Worlds Amiga Let's go.
Forgotten Worlds ZX Spectrum ... and of course the player can shoot down as well

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* (37914)
Good once you get the hang of it, but not the best home version Amiga Martin Smith (63029)

Critic Reviews

The Games Machine (UK) Commodore 64 Jun, 1989 91 out of 100 91
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Commodore 64 Jun, 1989 90 out of 100 90
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Genesis Feb, 1990 86 out of 100 86
Atari ST User Atari ST Sep, 1989 8 out of 10 80
Commodore Format Commodore 64 Jul, 1991 79 out of 100 79
Raze Genesis Jan, 1991 72 out of 100 72
ST Format Atari ST Aug, 1991 71 out of 100 71
Mean Machines SEGA Master System Jun, 1991 62 out of 100 62
IGN Genesis Nov 18, 2008 6 out of 10 60
The One Amiga Apr, 1991 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 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 (143963), Martin Smith (63029), festershinetop (9477), gamewarrior (5062), Pseudo_Intellectual (45150) and Macintrash (2494)