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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 Fighting...scrap
Forgotten Worlds ZX Spectrum Further on the player enters a cavern with gun emplacements
Forgotten Worlds Genesis Flying around shooting things
Forgotten Worlds Arcade Intro.

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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 | カタキス (41895)
Good once you get the hang of it, but not the best home version Amiga Martin Smith (74102)

Critic Reviews

The Atari Times Atari ST Apr 18, 2006 95 out of 100 95
Computer and Video Games (CVG) ZX Spectrum Jun, 1989 87 out of 100 87
Mean Machines Genesis Nov, 1990 85 out of 100 85
Retro Gamer Wii Jan 02, 2009 81 out of 100 81 Genesis Feb, 2004 8 out of 10 80
Power Play Genesis Apr, 1990 76 out of 100 76
Defunct Games SEGA Master System Oct 08, 2005 75 out of 100 75
Megablast SEGA Master System 1992 70 out of 100 70
GameFan Magazine TurboGrafx CD Dec, 1992 66 out of 100 66
Ação Games SEGA Master System Aug, 1991 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 50


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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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