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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 ZX Spectrum Once past the symbols and some more green men, the shop appears by rising up from the ground
Forgotten Worlds ZX Spectrum The green men will aim up & down as well as straight ahead
Forgotten Worlds ZX Spectrum This screen is displayed once the game has loaded. Its accompanied by spacey like music, all techno drums and high pitched wobbly sounds.
Forgotten Worlds ZX Spectrum The red guys at the bottom are hard to kill because they're hard to see

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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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Critic Reviews

Crash! Jun, 1989 90 out of 100 90
The Games Machine (UK) Jun, 1989 88 out of 100 88
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Jun, 1989 87 out of 100 87


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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.
Martin Smith (66855) added Forgotten Worlds (ZX Spectrum) on Aug 30, 2004
Other platforms contributed by J. Michael Bottorff (1774), Kabushi (228493), Martin Smith (66855), festershinetop (9634), gamewarrior (5083), Pseudo_Intellectual (61397) and Macintrash (2643)