Lost Worlds © 1988 Capcom.
Lost Worlds is a horizontally-scrolling shoot-em-up in which two genetically engineered, jet-pack wearing super-soldiers must battle an evil god known as 'Emperor Bios' who has destroyed most of the Earth, turning it into a desolated wasteland known as the 'Dust World'.
Gameplay features multi-directional shooting, with the super-soldiers able to rotate through 360 degrees, allowing them to fire in any direction. The soldiers are each accompanied by a satellite module orbiting them that provides additional fire-power.
As with the super-soldiers, the satellite can also be rotated; rotating the soldier while firing will only rotate the aim of the satellite, while rotating the soldier while NOT firing will not only rotate the satellite's aim, it will also move its relative position to the player-character.
Defeated enemies drop blue 'Zenny Coins', these are the game's currency and can be collected for use in the shops that appear at the halfway point of each stage. Items that can be bought consist primarily of new weapons for the satellite module, but also include a health kit to restore lost vitality, armour that allows players to sustain greater damage, a larger health gauge and even tips on how to defeat the boss that awaits at the end of the current stage.
Lost Worlds consists of nine stages, each ending with a boss fight. The stages and their bosses are:
* Dust World Area 1 - Magnetic Paramecium
* Dust World Area 2 - Dust Dragon
* Dust World Area 3 - God of War
* Pyramid World Area 1 - Rah
* Pyramid World Area 2 - Centipede
* Pyramid World Area 3 - Tutankhamen
* Sky World Area 1 - Iceman
* Sky World Area 2 - Whodin & Laidin
* Sky World Area 3 - Bios
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.
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.
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.
Game designers : Akira Yasuda (Akiman), Akira Nishitani (Nin), Noritaka Funamizu (Poo), Kihaji Okamoto
Soft programmers : Youchi, Noriko, Takako, Nouchi
Object designers : Kurichan, Takata, Shinsyudon, Sintan, Emetaro
Scroll designers : Miki Chan (Mik), Hanachan, Kuramoyan, Nouochan, Black man
Sound : Tamayo Kawamoto, Yoshihiro Sakaguchi (Yukichan No papa)
Hardware : Shinji Kuchino
Mechatronics : Katuhiko Kamimori
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]".
[JP] Sega Mega Drive (nov.18, 1989) "Forgotten Worlds [Model G-4016]"
[JP] NEC PC-Engine Super CD-ROM² System (mar.27, 1992) [Model NAPR1025]
[JP] Sony PS2 (mar.2, 2006) "Capcom Classics Collection [Model SLPM-66317]"