Lost Worlds [B-Board 88618B-2]

The Arcade PCB by Capcom Co., Ltd.

Lost Worlds [B-Board 88618B-2] screenshot

Emulated in MAME !

DESCRIPTION

[ARCADE] Arcade PCB

Lost Worlds © 1988 Capcom.


Two jet-pack wearing marines must battle a powerful enemy force that has seized and inhabited their home planet - now known as 'Dust World' - and restore the planet to its former name of 'Earth'.

Lost Worlds' gameplay features multi-directional shooting, with the Marines being able to rotate through 360 degrees, allowing players to fire in any direction. When killed, enemies drop 'Zenny Coins' which can be used to upgrade weapons and player health at the shops that appear at the halfway point of each level. Forgotten Worlds features superb graphics and ingenious enemy design, and was converted to many different home formats.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

Runs on the "CP System" hardware
B-Board #: 88618B-2
B-Board PALs: LWCHR
CPS-B #: CPS-B-01 DL-0411-10001

Players: Up to 2
Control: 8-way joystick, Spinner
Buttons: 1 per player.

TRIVIA

Lost Worlds was released in July 1988 in the Japanese arcade. It was the first video game released for this system (Known as 'CP-S No. 01').

The game is known outside Japan as "Forgotten Worlds". Here are some known export releases:
"Forgotten Worlds [B-Board 88618B-2]"
"Forgotten Worlds [B-Board 88621B-2]"

Lost Worlds is the third and final game in Capcom's 'Jet-Pack Hero' trilogy (with the first two games being 1985's "Section Z" and 1986's "Side Arms") and, as with the first two games, is a one or two player sideways scrolling shoot-em-up.

While Lost Worlds isn't a sequel to "Black Dragon", it does share similarities with it: In both games the player fights dragons, and also collects 'ZENNY' coins, money to buy weapons and armour in shops. Also, both games feature intros depicting dragons attacking cities.

The first player character, Unknown Soldier, appears as an assist character in "Marvel vs. Capcom - Clash of Super Heroes". The second player character appears in "Final Fight" as an enemy member of the Mad Gear gang; he was then called 'Two P' (for 2P, player 2).

The shop music used in this game was later remade and used as the shop music for "SNK vs. Capcom - Card Fighters Clash".

Pony Canyon / Scitron released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Daimakaimura : G.S.M. Capcom 1 - D28B-0011) on January 11, 1989.

TIPS AND TRICKS

The DRESS (lips icon):
Only available on last stage(9)last shop.
Investing 99990 on the DRESS, after clear the final boss the zenny spent on the items you have in your inventory is REFUNDED IN SCORE.

PORTS

Here is a list of Japanese ports. To see ports released in other regions, please see the export version entry; "Forgotten Worlds [B-Board 88618B-2]".

Consoles:


Sega Mega Drive japan (nov.18, 1989) "Forgotten Worlds [Model G-4016]"
NEC PC-Engine Super CD-ROMĀ² System (mar.27, 1992) [Model NAPR1025]
Sony PlayStation 2 japan (mar.2, 2006) "Capcom Classics Collection [Model SLPM-66317]"

SOURCES
Game's ROM.

Page last modified on December 28, 2014