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Forgotten Worlds
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
Publisher(s) of original games: Capcom
Developer(s) of original games: Capcom
System(s): Sega Mega Drive, Sega Master System, Virtual Console
Original system(s): Capcom CPS-1
Genre: Shoot-'em-Up






























Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
JP
¥6,000 G-4016
Sega Mega Drive
US
$57.99[1] ?
Sega Mega Drive
CA
$? ?
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£34.99[3]
Sega Mega Drive
FR
?F
Sega Mega Drive
DE
DM ?
Sega Mega Drive
ES
?Ptas
Sega Mega Drive
AU
$? ?
Sega Mega Drive
BR
R$? ?



Sega Master System
UK
£29.99[5] 7056
Sega Master System
FR
?F 7056
Sega Master System
DE
DM ? 7056
Sega Master System
ES
?Ptas 7056
Sega Master System
AU
$? ?
Sega Master System
BR
R$? ?
Sega Master System
KR
₩? GB2005JG



Wii Virtual Console
JP
600[7] pts ?
Wii Virtual Console
US
800[9] pts ?
Wii Virtual Console
EU
800[10] pts ?



Forgotten Worlds (フォゴットンワールド), known as Lost Worlds (ロストワールド) in Japan original version developed by Capcom in 1988 for their CPS arcade system, is a shoot-'em-up ported to the Sega Mega Drive by Sega in 1989, and to the Sega Master System in 1991. The Master System version was not released in North America or Japan.

Ports of this game are unusual in that Japanese releases use the export title of Forgotten Worlds, rather than the original Japanese title. Additionally, the Japanese Mega Drive release writes the "Worlds" part as "ワールズ" rather than the expected "ワールド" of other releases.

Gameplay

You are a team of two guys (a white guy and a black guy; one-player mode has only the white guy) trying to stop a giant blue gorilla with gold jewelry from taking over the city. You use the D-pad to move your player around and B to shoot (there is an Auto Fire option that makes this unnecessary). Shooting is done through a satellite gun that spins around you to aim; rotate in the appropriate direction with A and C.

The Master System version had some stages removed and others combined into one; an underwater stage which did not appear in any other version is also present. It is one-player only and has the auto fire always on, with buttons 1 and 2 being used only to move the satellite clockwise and counter-clockwise.

All versions have a shop system in which the player can purchase weapons or items by spending "Zenny", blue objects that can be used for currency. Shop items are mostly identical except for a few differences.

Versions

For its time, the Mega Drive version of Forgotten Worlds was one of the most faithful home conversions of the arcade game, however still makes significant cutbacks to compensate for the simpler hardware. Background graphics in the Mega Drive conversion are almost entirely different to the arcade, and animations were simplified across the board presumably as a space saving measure. Fewer objects are on-screen at any given time, and there are slight differences in level design and enemy placement. Furthermore, all sampled speech in the game was removed.

The Mega Drive version is also unusual in that it is one of the few Mega Drive games that have trouble handling 6-button controllers, including the Sega Nomad in its default 6-button mode. Attempting to play the game with a 6-button controller attached will cause immediate game overs.

Production credits

Mega Drive version


Master System version


Magazine articles

Main article: Forgotten Worlds/Magazine articles.

Physical scans

Mega Drive version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
67 №2/90, p94[11]
70 №1990-02, p70[12]
64 №, p85[13]
82 №4, p30[14]
86 №99, p90[15]
80 №6, p18[16]
85 №1, p47Media:MeanMachinesEssentialSegaGuide Book UK.pdf[17]
68 №90, [1]
79 №4, p96[18]
75 №5, p92
82 №1, p78[19]
85 №2, p46-48[20]
76 №4/90, p122[21]
72 №3, p61[3]
80 №23, p53
86 №3, p18[22]
72 №18, p65
Sega Mega Drive
77
Based on
17 reviews

Mega Drive, US
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Mega Drive, EU
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Mega Drive, JP
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Mega Drive, AU

Mega Drive, BR
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Mega Drive, CA

Master System version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
58 №4, p24[6]
62 №1, p120-122[23]
75 №116, p88/89[5]
68 №8, p66/67[24]
62 №1, p135Media:MeanMachinesEssentialSegaGuide Book UK.pdf[25]
60 №17, p23
88 №1, p24/25[26]
78 №1, p106/107[27]
78 №19, p168
62 №9, p56-58[28]
72 №2/41
78 №12, p52/53[29]
77 №22, p28/29
60 №23, p56
77 №4/91, p38[30]
78 №59, p66[31]
Sega Master System
71
Based on
16 reviews

Master System, EU
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Master System, AU

Master System, BR
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Master System, KR (cardboard)
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Master System, KR
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Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 95513985
MD5 c4b93e3420db39c312c2b4ba2b2a493f
SHA-1 79aadecc1069f47a2a8b4a0a1d55712d4f9cb8ef
512kB 1990-03 Cartridge v01
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 d0ee6434
MD5 c526426ebe919d4cd8fbb86157c0293e
SHA-1 8b9a37c206c332ef23dc71f09ec40e1a92b1f83a
512kB 1989-09 Cartridge v00
Sega Master System
 ?
CRC32 38C53916
MD5 68CC1711BB89921DA1F215F323F3BB2D
SHA-1 3F034429B23B6976C961595C1BCBD68826CB760D
256kB Cartridge (EU)

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