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Forgotten Worlds

MobyRank MobyScore
ZX Spectrum
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...
Atari ST
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3.4
SEGA Master System
71
2.6
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Description

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.

Screenshots

Forgotten Worlds TurboGrafx CD Those canons shoot at me...
Forgotten Worlds TurboGrafx CD Short cut scene between levels
Forgotten Worlds SEGA Master System Game over
Forgotten Worlds DOS Three robots to play with

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* (37741)
Good once you get the hang of it, but not the best home version Amiga Martin Smith (63162)

The Press Says

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) Genesis Feb, 1990 86 out of 100 86
Mean Machines Genesis Nov, 1990 85 out of 100 85
Hardcore Gaming 101 Genesis 2000 8 out of 10 80
Pixel-Heroes.de Genesis Feb, 2004 8 out of 10 80
Power Play Genesis Apr, 1990 76 out of 100 76
Nintendo Life Wii Nov 18, 2008 7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars 70
IGN Genesis Nov 18, 2008 6 out of 10 60
Eurogamer.net (UK) Wii Jan 18, 2009 4 out of 10 40

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Trivia

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.

Text

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 (1801), Kabushi (120655), Martin Smith (63162), festershinetop (9481), gamewarrior (5067), Pseudo_Intellectual (44272) and Macintrash (2515)