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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 Commodore 64 Midboss
Forgotten Worlds Amiga Let's go.
Forgotten Worlds Commodore 64 Title screen
Forgotten Worlds Amstrad CPC Title screen.

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* (38155)
Good once you get the hang of it, but not the best home version Amiga Martin Smith (63001)

Critic Reviews

Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amstrad CPC Jun, 1989 88 out of 100 88
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Atari ST Jul, 1989 885 out of 1000 88
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Commodore 64 Aug, 1989 885 out of 1000 88
The One Amiga May, 1989 86 out of 100 86
ST Format Atari ST Aug, 1991 71 out of 100 71
Play Time Atari ST May, 1991 64 out of 100 64
Consoles Plus SEGA Master System Sep, 1991 62 out of 100 62
IGN Genesis Nov 18, 2008 6 out of 10 60
IGN Wii 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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