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Forgotten Worlds

DOS - 1991

Also available on: Genesis - Commodore 64 - SEGA Master System - Amiga - Amstrad CPC - Atari ST - TurboGrafx CD

Alt names Lost Worlds, フォゴッテンワールド
Year 1991
Platform DOS
Released in United States, Canada
Genre Action
Theme Arcade, SHMUP, Sci-Fi / Futuristic, Shooter
Publisher U.S. Gold Ltd.
Developer Capcom Co., Ltd.
Perspectives 2D scrolling, Side view
Dosbox support Fully supported on 0.72
3.86 / 5 - 14 votes

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Forgotten Worlds, released by Capcom in arcades across the globe in 1988, was the first of SEGA's reprogrammed versions of Capcom's late 1980's coin-op bombshells, around the time when the Genesis first showed up in the spotlight in 1989 and Altered Beast was the pack in game.

The game is centered around two beefy (duh) soldiers in the Forgotten World, a planet that has been infested by monsters, aliens and dragons. These two camouflage-wearing, Terminator-look alikes (they both wear "sunglasses" and one of them has a funky looking mohawk) are called The Nameless Ones, for the simple fact that they carry no real names (hmm, foreshadowing of Interplay's Planescape's Torment perhaps). Their job and yours, of course, is to rid the planet of these pesky monsters.

The game plays very similar to Capcom's NES game Section Z, mixed with a dash of R-Type because you fight with a weapon satellite in front. Using this satellite, you can rotate and shoot in all eight directions. Because all you're concentrating on is which way you rotate the character and the satellite, the game with fire by itself and will never turn off. This "rapid fire" mode is very useful, but can become annoying when you want to aim the shots at the most powerful enemies.

Forgotten Worlds is one of those games where it is much easier and more fun to play in two-player mode, since then the players can continue as much as they want. Another fun aspect of the game is that you get to buy different weapons and items, including obligatory first-aid packs, and an armor. There is a shop in every stage of the game, but the further you get, the more expensive weapons are.

Overall, this is another outstanding, almost addictive shooter that shouldn't be overlooked. It is highly recommended that you find a friend to play with, though, as the game is insanely difficult in one-player mode. Two thumbs up!

Review By HOTUD

Comments and reviews

Unmamed 2020-11-24 0 point

Also, best game soundtrack ever made. Highly recommended

Unmamed 2020-11-24 0 point

Really a fun game. If you never had the opportunity to play it on an arcade cabinet, it had a rotary dial to control the satellite. It’s not the same game without it. 2p is best.

DaveP 2020-01-19 0 point Amiga version

First game I ever bought for my amiga and probably the first one I completed too, since I was trying to get my monies worth. Players and enemies didn't rotate as smoothly as I was hoping, but still grew to love the game.

GadZombiE 2016-03-21 0 point DOS version

On PC version this game is totally unplayable. Complete disaster, really... I'll better try the Amiga version

Wertzui 2015-07-20 1 point DOS version

Oh come on game, give me some beeper noise at least!


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