Forgotten Worlds

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ZX Spectrum
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 Amiga Blasting action.
Forgotten Worlds Arcade Next Level.
Forgotten Worlds Arcade Flying above water.
Forgotten Worlds Arcade Wrong direction.

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* (37880)
Good once you get the hang of it, but not the best home version Amiga Martin Smith (63067)

Critic Reviews

The Games Machine (UK) Commodore 64 Jun, 1989 91 out of 100 91
Computer and Video Games (CVG) ZX Spectrum Jun, 1989 87 out of 100 87
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Atari ST Jun, 1989 87 out of 100 87
Sega Pro (UK) Genesis Dec, 1991 86 out of 100 86
All Game Guide Genesis 2007 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Atari ST User Atari ST Sep, 1989 8 out of 10 80
Hardcore Gaming 101 Genesis 2000 8 out of 10 80
Power Play Commodore 64 Sep, 1989 64 out of 100 64
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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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.
Contributed to by J. Michael Bottorff (1794), Kabushi (136611), Martin Smith (63067), festershinetop (9477), gamewarrior (5063), Pseudo_Intellectual (45146) and Macintrash (2495)