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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 Arcade Enter the shop.
Forgotten Worlds Commodore 64 Sometimes shops appear where you can buy new weapons
Forgotten Worlds ZX Spectrum Luckily the player can shoot up at the overhead guns ...
Forgotten Worlds Commodore 64 Title screen

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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 (42793)
Good once you get the hang of it, but not the best home version Amiga Martin Smith (78234)

Critic Reviews

The Games Machine (UK) Commodore 64 Jun, 1989 91 out of 100 91
Crash! ZX Spectrum Jun, 1989 90 out of 100 90
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amstrad CPC Jun, 1989 88 out of 100 88
The One Atari ST May, 1989 86 out of 100 86
The Video Game Critic TurboGrafx CD Apr 03, 2004 B 75
Raze Genesis Jan, 1991 72 out of 100 72
ST Format Atari ST Aug, 1991 71 out of 100 71
Nintendo Life Wii Nov 18, 2008 7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars 70
Megablast SEGA Master System 1992 70 out of 100 70
The One Amiga Apr, 1991 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 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.


Forgotten World was the first game which used the Capcom Play System-1 (CPS1) board developed in 1988.


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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