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Wings of Wor (Genesis)

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Description

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 More fiendish enemies
Wings of Wor Genesis Main menu
Wings of Wor Genesis These crystals change your shooting pattern
Wings of Wor Genesis These scrolls give you special weapons

Alternate Titles

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

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The Press Says

Joystick (French) Mar, 1991 93 out of 100 93
Sega Force Mar 18, 1993 92 out of 100 92
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Apr, 1991 91 out of 100 91
HonestGamers Jun 30, 2007 9 out of 10 90
Mean Machines Mar, 1991 88 out of 100 88
Power Play Apr, 1991 84 out of 100 84
The Video Game Critic Mar 23, 2011 B+ 83
HonestGamers Apr 12, 2004 8 out of 10 80
Retrogaming.it Jul 23, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Thunderbolt Games Nov 15, 2004 8 out of 10 80

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majutsushi (406) added Wings of Wor (Genesis) on Dec 19, 2005