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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 Genesis Game Over
Forgotten Worlds Genesis Flying around shooting things
Forgotten Worlds Genesis Visiting the store can allow you to buy useful items
Forgotten Worlds Genesis Shooting those pipes is dangerous

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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 *Katakis* (38318) 3.8 Stars3.8 Stars3.8 Stars3.8 Stars3.8 Stars

Critic Reviews

Sega Pro (UK) Dec, 1991 86 out of 100 86
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Feb, 1990 86 out of 100 86
1UP! Oct 19, 2012 82 out of 100 82
Hardcore Gaming 101 2000 8 out of 10 80
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Jan, 1990 32 out of 40 80 Feb, 2004 8 out of 10 80
Power Play Apr, 1990 76 out of 100 76
Raze Jan, 1991 72 out of 100 72
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Jan, 1990 8 out of 12 67
IGN 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.
J. Michael Bottorff (1773) added Forgotten Worlds (Genesis) on Mar 16, 2003
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