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Forgotten Worlds

MobyRank MobyScore
SEGA Master System
71
2.6
Arcade
...
...
Commodore 64
...
2.9
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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 Inside the shop
Forgotten Worlds Arcade A bit hectic.
Forgotten Worlds DOS And the multiplayer game
Forgotten Worlds Arcade Enter the 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* (37804)
Good once you get the hang of it, but not the best home version Amiga Martin Smith (63159)

The Press Says

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
The Games Machine (UK) ZX Spectrum Jun, 1989 88 out of 100 88
ST/Amiga Format Atari ST Jul, 1989 86 out of 100 86
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Genesis Feb, 1990 86 out of 100 86
Mean Machines Genesis Nov, 1990 85 out of 100 85
Hardcore Gaming 101 Genesis 2000 8 out of 10 80
Video Games SEGA Master System Apr, 1991 77 out of 100 77
Computer and Video Games (CVG) SEGA Master System Jul, 1991 75 out of 100 75
Consoles Plus SEGA Master System Sep, 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 (1797), Kabushi (122056), Martin Smith (63159), festershinetop (9481), gamewarrior (5065), Pseudo_Intellectual (44554) and Macintrash (2511)