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Category Description User Score
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.2
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.5
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.5
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.6
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.3
Overall User Score (16 votes) 3.4


Critic Reviews

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86
Sega Pro (UK) (Dec, 1991)
Now here's a classic coin-op conversion. Two players can team up in one of the oldest but still one of the best arcade shoot-'em-ups. Very addictive and quite tough. Graphics and sound have been converted well.
86
A very polished shoot 'em up that offers plenty of action and some great graphics and sounds. As long as you select the "hard" difficulty level on the options screen, it's a demanding blaster that should keep trigger happy players very happy.
85
Mean Machines (Nov, 1990)
Forgotten Worlds certainly gives you the chance to work out that itchy trigger finger! There's a whole pile of baddies just waiting to be blown away in this frantic shoot 'em up. I like the idea of collecting cash to buy extra weapons, as it adds a little bit of strategy to the action - do you power-up now, or save your cash for an even more powerful weapon on the next level? The graphics are excellent - very similar to the coin-op - and the sound is good, again faithful to the original machine. My only gripe is that experienced gamers might themselves completing the game fairly quickly due to the easy "Normal" level. However, on the "Hard" level, the game offers a challenge that'll tax even the swiftest of reflexes. Give it a go if you fancy a good blast.
82
1UP! (Oct 19, 2012)
Il aurait mérité une cartouche plus large pour secourir les deux niveaux absents et lui rendre toute sa dignité graphique. C'est le grand défaut des premiers jeux Mega Drive, ce n'est pas qu'ils étaient bâclés, mais le manque de place se faisait sentir et privait les hits d'arcade d'une conversion de luxe. Du coup, ceux qui ont le choix préféreront peut-être se rabattre sur la version Super CD-Rom2 de 1992, qui n'est pas exempt de défauts (clignotements à gogo) mais qui elle au moins est complète. Forgotten Worlds fait quand même partie des classiques de la Mega Drive. Le jeune âge de la console excuse certaines lacunes et la réalisation de Sega est tout à fait à la hauteur, meilleure même que dans certaines de leurs productions maison, comme Mystic Defender, sorti juste après. Plonger son regard dans les grands yeux de la petite marchande de lance-flammes pour lui demander sa meilleure arme de destruction totale fait toujours autant son effet.
80
Pixel-Heroes.de (Feb, 2004)
Forgotten Worlds ist technisch gesehen ein erstklassiges Spiel, dem es an Abwechslung und Innovation nicht mangelt. Einzig die komplexe Steuerung und der sehr hohe Schwierigkeitsgrad verhindern eine Platzierung unter den besten Shootern aller Zeiten. Bei Erstellung von Forgotten Worlds hatte Capcom eindeutig nur den eigenen Geldbeutel vor Augen, der aufgrund der einzigartigen Präsentation mit Sicherheit um einiges gewachsen ist. Aus meiner Sicht gibt es deshalb nur 8 Punkte.
80
Forgotten Worlds is another pixel-perfect arcade translation from Sega. Although the movements of your characters (A and C rotate you left and right) in this 2-player combo title is awkward at first, the superb graphics, detailed attackers, and hard-hitting gameplay make this one a winner.
80
This is another outstanding, almost addictive shooter that must never be overlooked. The two player mode is just as fun as the one player mode though it's insanely hard. Check Forgotten Worlds out, you won't regret it.
80
Sega did a very good job translating this Capcom arcade shooter to the Genesis. The creative control design works smoothly and efficiently, the graphics are colorful and richly detailed, and the action is hot and heavy.
76
Power Play (Apr, 1990)
Wo Weltraum-Dämonen walten und ganze Planeten plätten, sind harte Burschen mit der Laserkanone am rechten Fleck gefragt: Sieben Levels lang können sich Mega Drive-Besitzer durch die "Forgotten Worlds" ballern. Nachdem die Computer-Versionen dieses Automatenspiels bereits im Sommer letzten Jahres erschienen, ist dies die erste Videospiel-Umsetzung.
72
Raze (Jan, 1991)
There is no strategy required at all, and the level of difficultly is almost non-existent. The only fun comes in trying to see how big a weapon you can get hold of. Forgotten Worlds should never have been remembered.
70
Sega-16.com (Jul 08, 2004)
Forgotten Worlds is a great beginning shooter from the early Genesis library. A good amount of levels, shops to buy weapons, a 2 player simultaneous play option, plenty to shoot, hidden items or zenny, great colorful graphics, good sound, and a solid challenge are all present. Out of everything there is to offer, I believe the two player mode is what gives Forgotten Worlds its added flavor as two can play together, giving support fire. Other than some minor bitching about the game here or there, it's a solid gaming experience. Capcom shootermups fans will greatly appreciate this gem, and they'll wish to keep it in their personal Genesis library for years to come. So, if you haven't played the Genesis version and liked the arcade game, or never played it, I'd recommend taking a look at it. You may like it.
67
FORGOTTEN WORLDS Ist zwar kein Hyperhit, doch kann zumindest die Drive-Version anhaltend motivieren, weil sie dem Automaten in kaum einer Beziehung nachsteht. Nach den enttäuschenden Homecomputerversionen ist es nun endlich gelungen, eine gute bis sehr gute Konvertierung dieses Games zu produzieren. Auch wenn es bessere Spiele dieses Genres gibt, so dürfen die von nicht allzu guten Games verwöhnten Mega-Besitzer zufrieden sein. Mir jedenfalls hat‘s Spaß gemacht!
60
IGN (Nov 18, 2008)
Forgotten Worlds falls into place far from the level of excellence seen in the Wii Shop's best shooter options, as it's mostly forgettable and its compromised control in this remapped Genesis edition (then remapped again for the Virtual Console) isn't as fluid and inviting as the coin-op cabinet's original rendition. But its two-player co-op mode, its likably goofy flying shirtless heroes and the fact that you can attack in any direction might just add up to a justified purchase for some shooter fans looking for something a little different on the VC. If it sounds like something you'd be at all interesting in, don't feel bad putting down eight bucks to give it a shot. If you want to play things safer with your digital cash, look to some of the more memorable series in the Wii Shop, like Gradius or R-Type.