Forgotten Worlds

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SEGA Master System
Commodore 64
Amstrad CPC
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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 Luckily the player can shoot up at the overhead guns ...
Forgotten Worlds ZX Spectrum The green men will aim up & down as well as straight ahead
Forgotten Worlds SEGA Master System Heat seekers
Forgotten Worlds ZX Spectrum The red guys at the bottom are hard to kill because they're hard to see

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* (37879)
Good once you get the hang of it, but not the best home version Amiga Martin Smith (63067)

Critic Reviews

Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amiga Jul, 1991 96 out of 100 96
The Games Machine (UK) Atari ST Jun, 1989 92 out of 100 92
The One Amiga May, 1989 86 out of 100 86
The One Atari ST May, 1989 86 out of 100 86
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Genesis Feb, 1990 86 out of 100 86
Hardcore Gaming 101 Genesis 2000 8 out of 10 80
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Genesis Jan, 1990 32 out of 40 80
The Video Game Critic TurboGrafx CD Apr 03, 2004 B 75
GameFan Magazine TurboGrafx CD Dec, 1992 66 out of 100 66
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.
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