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Forgotten Worlds Forgotten Worlds - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Forgotten Worlds - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


Two heroes battle against Bios and his many monsters. Huge bosses. Pick up zenny to buy armor and super weapons at shops.

Forgotten Worlds was produced by Capcom in 1988.

Capcom released 228 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1984. Capcom was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Capcom during the time period Forgotten Worlds was produced include: Bionic Commando, Black Dragon, 1943 Kai - Midway Kaisen, 1943: The Battle Of Midway, Avengers, CP System I, Daimakaimura, Capcom Bowling, F-1 Dream, and Ghouls 'n Ghosts


Name Forgotten Worlds
Developer Capcom (Japan)
Year 1988
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 7842
Class Wide Release
Genre Scrolling Fighter
Conversion Class Capcom CPS - JAMMA
# Simultaneous Players 2
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Joint
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player
  • Joystick: 8-way
  • Rotary: Optical with push-down button - Fire
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

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Forgotten Worlds KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.41 (4 votes)

Fun Factor: 4.33

Overall Like 4.33
Fun (Social) 4.33
Fun (Solo) 4.33
Collector Desire 4.33

Technical Rating: 3.31

Gameplay 4.67
Graphics 3.50
Originality 3.67
Sound/Music 3.67

Personal Impressions and Technical Impressions each account for half of the total score. Within the Personal Impressions category, Like carries a little more weight than the other factors.

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The Japanese version of this game is called Lost Worlds. The Japanese version shows fewer special weapons to choose from during the attract mode.

This game is the third and final of Capcom's 'Jet-Pack Hero' shooters. Other games that fall into this catergory are Section Z and Side Arms - Hyper Dyne.


RELATED GAMES: Section Z, Side Arms - Hyper Dyne

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Forgotten Worlds Census

There are 14,834 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,506 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,890 machines (6,918 unique titles).

Common - There are 46 known instances of this machine owned by Forgotten Worlds collectors who are active members. Of these, 24 of them are original dedicated machines. 2 of them are conversions in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 20 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There are 2 active VAPS members with a Forgotten Worlds machines for sale. There is one active VAPS member with an extra Forgotten Worlds circuit board for sale.

Wanted - There are 2 active VAPS members currently looking for Forgotten Worlds. There are 2 active VAPS members looking for Forgotten Worlds boards sets.

This game ranks a 12 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

This game ranks a 7 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census want list records.

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Forgotten Worlds runs on the Capcom CP System board (same as Magic Sword, Dynasty Wars, etc.)


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