Forgotten Worlds

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  • Master System
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Forgotten Worlds
System(s): Sega Mega Drive, Sega Master System, Virtual Console
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
Licensor: Capcom
Original system(s): Capcom CPS-1
Publisher(s) of original games: Capcom
Developer(s) of original games: Capcom
Genre: Shooting[1][2]

















Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
JP
¥6,0006,000 G-4016
Sega Mega Drive
US
$57.9957.99[4]
Sega Mega Drive
EU
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£34.9934.99[5][6]
Sega Mega Drive
AU
Sega Mega Drive
CA
Sega Mega Drive
BR
Sega Master System
EU
7056
Sega Master System
AU
Sega Master System
BR
Sega Master System
KR
GB2005JG
Arcade (Mega-Tech System)
UK
£? ?

















Wii Virtual Console
JP
600pts600[15]
CERO: B
Wii Virtual Console
US
800pts800[13]
ESRB: Everyone
Wii Virtual Console
EU
800pts800[11]
Wii Virtual Console
AU
800pts800[16]
OFLC: PG

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.

Promotional material

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Print advert in Beep! MegaDrive (JP) #1989-09: "September 1989" (1989-XX-XX)

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Print advert in Beep! MegaDrive (JP) #1989-09: "September 1989" (1989-XX-XX)

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Print advert in Computer Games (GR) #3: "Ioúnios 1990" (1990-xx-xx)

Physical scans

Mega Drive version

Sega Retro Average 
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Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
Aktueller Software Markt (DE)
67
[17]
Beep! MegaDrive (JP) NTSC-J
70
[18]
Computer Entertainer (US)
67
[19]
Complete Guide to Consoles (UK)
82
[20]
The Complete Guide to Sega (UK)
82
[21]
Console XS (UK) PAL
82
[22]
Computer & Video Games (UK)
86
[23]
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
80
[24]
Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide (UK)
85
[25]
Famitsu (JP) NTSC-J
68
[26]
Hobby Consolas (ES)
79
[27]
Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming (UK) PAL
75
[28]
Mega Drive Fan (JP) NTSC-J
73
[29]
MegaTech (UK)
82
[30]
MegaTech (UK) PAL
82
[31]
Micromanía (segunda época) (ES)
70
[32]
Mean Machines (UK)
85
[33]
Mean Machines Sega (UK)
82
[34]
Power Play (DE)
76
[35]
Raze (UK) PAL
72
[5]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
75
[36]
Sega Pro (UK)
66
[37]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
72
[38]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
64
[39]
Sega Mega Drive
76
Based on
24 reviews
Mega Drive, JP
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Cart
Mega Drive, US
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Cover
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Cart
Forgotten Worlds MD US Manual.pdf
Manual
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PCB
Mega Drive, EU
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Cover
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Cart
Mega Drive, FR

Forgotten Worlds MD FR Manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, AU
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Cover
Mega Drive, BR
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Cover
Mega Drive, CA
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Master System version

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Publication Version Score
Ação Games (BR)
58
[10]
Computer & Video Games (UK)
75
[8]
Computer + Video Giochi (IT)
68
[40]
Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide (UK)
62
[41]
Games-X (UK)
60
[42]
Hobby Consolas (ES)
88
[43]
Joypad (FR)
78
[44]
Joystick (FR)
78
[45]
Micromanía (segunda época) (ES)
72
[46]
Mean Machines (UK) PAL
62
[47]
Mean Machines Sega (UK)
62
[48]
Player One (FR)
78
[49]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
77
[50]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
50
[51]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
32
[52]
Video Games (DE)
77
[53]
Zzap! (IT)
78
[54]
Sega Master System
68
Based on
17 reviews
Master System, EU
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Cover
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Cart
Forgotten Worlds SMS EU Manual.pdf
Manual
Master System, AU

Master System, BR
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Cover
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Cart
Master System, KR (cardboard)
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Cover
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Cart
Master System, KR
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Cover

Mega-Tech version

Mega-Tech,

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)

External links

  • Sega of Japan Virtual Console pages: Mega Drive
  • Nintendo catalogue pages: US, UK, AU

References

  1. File:ForgottenWorlds MD JP Box.jpg
  2. 2.0 2.1 https://sega.jp/history/hard/megadrive/software.html (Wayback Machine: 2020-07-20 09:51)
  3. Computer Entertainer, "January 1990" (US; 1990-01-20), page 23
  4. GamePro, "March 1990" (US; 1990-xx-xx), page 49
  5. 5.0 5.1 Raze, "January 1991" (UK; 1990-11-29), page 61
  6. Mean Machines, "November 1990" (UK; 1990-10-29), page 48
  7. Ação Games, "Maio 1991" (BR; 1991-05-21), page 8
  8. 8.0 8.1 Computer & Video Games, "July 1991" (UK; 1991-06-15), page 88
  9. Sega Power, "September 1991" (UK; 1991-08-01), page 29
  10. 10.0 10.1 Ação Games, "Agosto 1991" (BR; 1991-08-xx), page 24
  11. 11.0 11.1 http://www.nintendolife.com/games/megadrive/forgotten_worlds (Wayback Machine: 2017-06-13 01:58)
  12. https://www.nintendo.co.uk/Games/Virtual-Console-Wii-/FORGOTTEN-WORLDS--277358.html (archive.today)
  13. 13.0 13.1 http://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/ov6L_LX8RWfyeFhzAEi2QJeAgPjalAbf (Wayback Machine: 2010-11-22 22:50)
  14. https://www.nintendo.co.jp/wii/vc/software/08.html (Wayback Machine: 2018-03-06 23:35)
  15. http://vc.sega.jp:80/vc_forgotten/ (Wayback Machine: 2008-10-06 21:00)
  16. http://www.nintendo.com.au/index.php?action=catalogue&prodcat_id=41&prod_id=19742&pageID=4 (Wayback Machine: 2012-04-03 01:57)
  17. Aktueller Software Markt, "Februar 1990" (DE; 1990-xx-xx), page 94
  18. Beep! MegaDrive, "February 1990" (JP; 1990-01-08), page 72
  19. Computer Entertainer, "January 1990" (US; 1990-01-20), page 19
  20. Complete Guide to Consoles, "Volume IV" (UK; 1990-11-xx), page 30
  21. The Complete Guide to Sega, "" (UK; 1991-05-xx), page 46
  22. Console XS, "June/July 1992" (UK; 1992-04-23), page 130
  23. Computer & Video Games, "February 1990" (UK; 1990-01-16), page 90
  24. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "January 1990" (US; 19xx-xx-xx), page 1
  25. Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide, "" (UK; 1993-11-18), page 47
  26. Famitsu, "" (JP; 1989-xx-xx), page 1
  27. Hobby Consolas, "Enero 1992" (ES; 199x-xx-xx), page 96
  28. Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming, "January 1993" (UK; 199x-xx-xx), page 92
  29. Mega Drive Fan, "March 1990" (JP; 1990-02-XX), page 63
  30. MegaTech, "Xmas 1991" (UK; 1991-12-06), page 78
  31. MegaTech, "June 1992" (UK; 1992-05-20), page 53
  32. Micromanía (segunda época), "Febrero 1991" (ES; 1991-0x-xx), page 26
  33. Mean Machines, "November 1990" (UK; 1990-10-29), page 46
  34. Mean Machines Sega, "October 1992" (UK; 1992-09-xx), page 138
  35. Power Play, "4/90" (DE; 1990-03-16), page 122
  36. Sega Power, "October 1991" (UK; 1991-09-05), page 53
  37. Sega Pro, "Christmas 1991" (UK; 1991-12-12), page 18
  38. Sega Pro, "April 1993" (UK; 1993-03-11), page 65
  39. Sega Saturn Magazine, "September 1995" (JP; 1995-08-08), page 87
  40. Computer + Video Giochi, "Settembre 1991" (IT; 1991-xx-xx), page 66
  41. Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide, "" (UK; 1993-11-18), page 135
  42. Games-X, "15th-21st August 1991" (UK; 1991-08-15), page 23
  43. Hobby Consolas, "Octubre 1991" (ES; 1991-xx-xx), page 24
  44. Joypad, "Octobre 1991" (FR; 1991-09-17), page 106
  45. Joystick, "Septembre 1991" (FR; 1991-0x-xx), page 168
  46. Micromanía (segunda época), "Octubre 1991" (ES; 1991-xx-xx), page 36
  47. Mean Machines, "June 1991" (UK; 1991-05-29), page 120
  48. Mean Machines Sega, "October 1992" (UK; 1992-09-xx), page 133
  49. Player One, "Septembre 1991" (FR; 1991-xx-xx), page 52
  50. Sega Power, "September 1991" (UK; 1991-08-01), page 28
  51. Sega Power, "October 1991" (UK; 1991-09-05), page 56
  52. Sega Pro, "April 1993" (UK; 1993-03-11), page 71
  53. Video Games, "4/91" (DE; 1991-12-06), page 38
  54. Zzap!, "Settembre 1991" (IT; 1991-xx-xx), page 64
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