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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 ZX Spectrum After green men with guns there comes green men with bigger guns
Forgotten Worlds ZX Spectrum For no apparent reason the way ahead is blocked by an odd array of symbols. These cannot be picked up and must be blasted
Forgotten Worlds SEGA Master System The second level boss
Forgotten Worlds Arcade Destroy the robot.

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* (38160)
Good once you get the hang of it, but not the best home version Amiga Martin Smith (62981)

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
Sega Pro (UK) Genesis Dec, 1991 86 out of 100 86
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Genesis Feb, 1990 86 out of 100 86
Pixel-Heroes.de Genesis Feb, 2004 8 out of 10 80
Video Games SEGA Master System Dec, 1991 77 out of 100 77
The Video Game Critic TurboGrafx CD Apr 03, 2004 B 75
Consoles Plus SEGA Master System Sep, 1991 62 out of 100 62
Mean Machines SEGA Master System Jun, 1991 62 out of 100 62
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Sep, 1989 5.2 out of 12 43

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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 (1779), Kabushi (155393), Martin Smith (62981), festershinetop (9477), gamewarrior (5060), Pseudo_Intellectual (45530) and Macintrash (2472)