Wings of Wor (Genesis)

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Gynoug is a horror-themed shoot'em up similar to Thunder Force and other horizontal shooters. But other than most of them where you play a spaceship of some sort, here you play as Wor, a member of the so-called 'Flying men' who look quite similar to angels. The home planet of these people, Iccus, has been taken over by a virus that has mutated into a collection of quite horrible creatures, and every previous attempt to battle them has failed. So now it is Wor's turn to save his home planet and destroy these mutants once and for all!

Gynoug consists of 6 levels with no check points, instead you continue right where you died if you have any lifes left. Each level (except the last) has a mid-boss and a large end-boss. There are three types of shots, one that fires in a triangular fashion, one that fires more concentrated in a corridor and a bit to the back and above/below you, and one that fires to the front and back simultaneously. You can power them up in two ways, by shooting more bullets and by strengthening them. Also, feathers can increase your speed like in Gradius.

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Wings of Wor Genesis The 3-way fire you start with
Wings of Wor Genesis Collect these crystals to power up your weapon
Wings of Wor Genesis Watch the volcano flames
Wings of Wor Genesis The first miniboss of the game

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Alternate Titles

  • "Gynoug" -- Japanese/European title
  • "ジノーグ" -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews

Sega Force Mar 18, 1993 92 out of 100 92
HonestGamers Jun 30, 2007 9 out of 10 90
SEGA-Mag (Objectif-SEGA) May, 2010 9 out of 10 90
Mean Machines Mar, 1991 88 out of 100 88
The Video Game Critic Mar 23, 2011 B+ 83
Retrogaming History Jul 23, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Thunderbolt Games Nov 15, 2004 8 out of 10 80
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Jun, 1991 28 out of 40 70
Score May, 1994 65 out of 100 65
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Apr, 1991 500 out of 1000 50

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majutsushi (403) added Wings of Wor (Genesis) on Dec 19, 2005
Other platforms contributed by Michael Cassidy (17935)