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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 SEGA Master System First level boss
Forgotten Worlds DOS Dr. Strangelove, anyone?
Forgotten Worlds Amiga 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 (41140)
Good once you get the hang of it, but not the best home version Amiga Martin Smith (66898)

Critic Reviews

Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amiga Jul, 1991 96 out of 100 96
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga Aug, 1989 895 out of 1000 90
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Atari ST Jul, 1989 885 out of 1000 88
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amstrad CPC Jun, 1989 88 out of 100 88
Hardcore Gaming 101 Genesis 2000 8 out of 10 80
Power Play Genesis Apr, 1990 76 out of 100 76
Computer and Video Games (CVG) SEGA Master System Jul, 1991 75 out of 100 75
ST Format Atari ST Aug, 1991 71 out of 100 71
Mean Machines SEGA Master System Jun, 1991 62 out of 100 62
Consoles Plus SEGA Master System Sep, 1991 62 out of 100 62


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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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