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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 TurboGrafx CD Starting location
Forgotten Worlds ZX Spectrum This screen displays as the game loads. A countdown timer gives an indication of progress and remaining load time
Forgotten Worlds Arcade Lot's of machinery.
Forgotten Worlds Arcade The Shop.

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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* (38318)
Good once you get the hang of it, but not the best home version Amiga Martin Smith (62867)

Critic Reviews

The Games Machine (UK) Amiga Jun, 1989 94 out of 100 94
Crash! ZX Spectrum Jun, 1989 90 out of 100 90
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Genesis Feb, 1990 86 out of 100 86
All Game Guide Genesis 2007 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Genesis Jan, 1990 32 out of 40 80
Computer and Video Games (CVG) SEGA Master System Jul, 1991 75 out of 100 75
Power Play Amiga Jun, 1989 74 out of 100 74
Raze Genesis Jan, 1991 72 out of 100 72
Mean Machines SEGA Master System Jun, 1991 62 out of 100 62
IGN Genesis 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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