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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 Collect these crystals to power up your weapon
Wings of Wor Genesis Pick up those crystals
Wings of Wor Genesis Options
Wings of Wor Genesis The Lightning bolt special weapon

Alternate Titles

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

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The Press Says

Pixel-Heroes.de Jan, 2004 10 out of 10 100
Joystick (French) Mar, 1991 93 out of 100 93
Sega Force Mar 18, 1993 92 out of 100 92
SEGA-Mag (Objectif-SEGA) May, 2010 9 out of 10 90
1UP! Oct 23, 2009 89 out of 100 89
Mean Machines Mar, 1991 88 out of 100 88
The Video Game Critic Mar 23, 2011 B+ 83
HonestGamers Apr 12, 2004 8 out of 10 80
HonestGamers May 07, 2011 7 out of 10 70
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Jun, 1991 7 out of 10 70

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majutsushi (406) added Wings of Wor (Genesis) on Dec 19, 2005
Other platforms contributed by Michael Cassidy (7331)