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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 Title screen
Forgotten Worlds Atari ST A two player game
Forgotten Worlds ZX Spectrum ... and of course the player can shoot down as well
Forgotten Worlds Commodore 64 Sometimes shops appear where you can buy new weapons

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* (38170)
Good once you get the hang of it, but not the best home version Amiga Martin Smith (62959)

Critic Reviews

Zzap! Amiga Jun, 1989 97 out of 100 97
The Games Machine (UK) Amiga Jun, 1989 94 out of 100 94
The Games Machine (UK) Atari ST Jun, 1989 92 out of 100 92
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amstrad CPC Jun, 1989 88 out of 100 88
ST/Amiga Format Atari ST Jul, 1989 86 out of 100 86 Genesis Feb, 2004 8 out of 10 80
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Genesis Jan, 1990 32 out of 40 80
Power Play Genesis Apr, 1990 76 out of 100 76
GameFan Magazine TurboGrafx CD Dec, 1992 66 out of 100 66
IGN Wii Nov 18, 2008 6 out of 10 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.
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