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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 Arcade A bit hectic.
Forgotten Worlds Arcade Watch out for that monster.
Forgotten Worlds Genesis Flying around shooting things
Forgotten Worlds TurboGrafx CD Intro

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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* (38218)
Good once you get the hang of it, but not the best home version Amiga Martin Smith (62888)

Critic Reviews

ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Atari ST Jul, 1989 885 out of 1000 88
The One Atari ST May, 1989 86 out of 100 86
1UP! Genesis Oct 19, 2012 82 out of 100 82 Commodore 64 Feb, 2004 8 out of 10 80 Genesis Feb, 2004 8 out of 10 80
All Game Guide Genesis 2007 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
ST Format Atari ST Aug, 1991 71 out of 100 71
Nintendo Life Wii Nov 18, 2008 7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars 70 Genesis Jul 08, 2004 7 out of 10 70
IGN Wii Nov 18, 2008 6 out of 10 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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