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Forgotten Worlds

MobyRank MobyScore
Atari ST
...
3.4
Wii
...
5.0
DOS
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2.3
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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 Atari ST Game over
Forgotten Worlds Genesis Game Over
Forgotten Worlds ZX Spectrum The green men will aim up & down as well as straight ahead
Forgotten Worlds Arcade Another Shop.

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* (37818)
Good once you get the hang of it, but not the best home version Amiga Martin Smith (63130)

The Press Says

Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amiga Jul, 1991 96 out of 100 96
The Games Machine (UK) Commodore 64 Jun, 1989 91 out of 100 91
The Games Machine (UK) Amstrad CPC Jun, 1989 90 out of 100 90
The Games Machine (UK) ZX Spectrum Jun, 1989 88 out of 100 88
Hardcore Gaming 101 Genesis 2000 8 out of 10 80
Pixel-Heroes.de Genesis Feb, 2004 8 out of 10 80
Power Play Amiga Jun, 1989 74 out of 100 74
Sega-16.com Genesis Jul 08, 2004 7 out of 10 70
Consoles Plus SEGA Master System Sep, 1991 62 out of 100 62
Mean Machines SEGA Master System Jun, 1991 62 out of 100 62

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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 (1796), Kabushi (122912), Martin Smith (63130), festershinetop (9480), gamewarrior (5065), Pseudo_Intellectual (44571) and Macintrash (2510)