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 TurboGrafx CD Intro
Forgotten Worlds Commodore 64 Dodge that missile!
Forgotten Worlds ZX Spectrum Then come the not-so-little green en. Sometimes things that have been shot leave blue tokens behind that can be collected
Forgotten Worlds ZX Spectrum This screen displays as the game loads. A countdown timer gives an indication of progress and remaining load time

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* (37938)
Good once you get the hang of it, but not the best home version Amiga Martin Smith (63024)

Critic Reviews

The Atari Times Atari ST Apr 18, 2006 95 out of 100 95
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Commodore 64 Aug, 1989 885 out of 1000 88
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
Hardcore Gaming 101 Genesis 2000 8 out of 10 80
All Game Guide Genesis 2007 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Megablast SEGA Master System 1992 70 out of 100 70
Play Time Atari ST May, 1991 64 out of 100 64
IGN Genesis Nov 18, 2008 6 out of 10 60
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.
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