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Forgotten Worlds

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SEGA Master System
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 Commodore 64 There are different loading screens for every level
Forgotten Worlds SEGA Master System Dodge his lasers
Forgotten Worlds Arcade End of level boss.
Forgotten Worlds DOS Three robots to play with

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* (37801)
Good once you get the hang of it, but not the best home version Amiga Martin Smith (63154)

The Press Says

The Atari Times Atari ST Apr 18, 2006 95 out of 100 95
Pixel-Heroes.de Genesis Feb, 2004 8 out of 10 80
Atari ST User Atari ST Sep, 1989 8 out of 10 80
Video Games SEGA Master System Apr, 1991 77 out of 100 77
Defunct Games SEGA Master System Oct 08, 2005 75 out of 100 75
GameFan Magazine TurboGrafx CD Dec, 1992 66 out of 100 66
Power Play Commodore 64 Sep, 1989 64 out of 100 64
Consoles Plus SEGA Master System Sep, 1991 62 out of 100 62
IGN Genesis Nov 18, 2008 6 out of 10 60
Eurogamer.net (UK) Wii Jan 18, 2009 4 out of 10 40


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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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