Wings of Wor (Genesis)

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Critic Score
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4.1
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Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.3
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.2
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.1
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.2
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.9
Overall User Score (11 votes) 4.1


Critic Reviews

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100
Pixel-Heroes.de (Jan, 2004)
Mit der umfassenden Schwierigkeitsgradauswahl ist Wings of Wor sowohl für Neulinge wie auch für absolute Profis ein sehr interessantes Spiel. Für alle Liebhaber von erstklassigen Shoot´em up´s unverzichtbar.
93
Joystick (French) (Mar, 1991)
Enfin, et pour conclure là ce véritable concert d'éloges, un mot un seul, si vous aimez les jeux de tir et même si vous ne les aimez pas, courez vite chez votre revendeur et demandez: «Un Cynoug, s'vous plaît», vous ne serez pas déçu.
92
Sega Force (Mar 18, 1993)
Det finns dock ett krux som jag undrat över: vem eller vad är Gynoug? Hjälten heter Wor, hans hemplanet kallas Iccus och superbossen heter The Destroyer, så...vad är Gynoug? Men förutom denna petitess så är Gynoug ett klart bra spel, så gå nu och skaffa pengar (jag vill inte veta hur, och åker ni dit så har jag inget med saken att göra), spring till närmsta butik och KÖP!
91
Player One (Apr, 1992)
Y'a pas à dire, c'est un bien beau jeu, avec des effets visuels comme on n'en avait jamais vus sur Megadrive. L'écran flotte, tangue, se trouble... dans des trucages vidéo qui flattent la rétine. La jouabilité est très bonne, et les graphismes sont à la hauteur. Ça manque un peu de densité et de variété dans les tableaux pour en faire un jeu mythique, mais ça reste quand même une merveille, qui exploite bien la Megadrive. On aimerait bien voir ça plus souvent.
91
The graphics are great with a really nice mythological feel to the sprites and backdrops and some stomach-churning effects - the wobbly screen is really weird. The sound ranks as some of the best I've heard on the Megadrive. I plugged In my mega-expenslve bass-blasting JVC headphones and I was well and truly amazed by the swingsome tunes and explosive spot effects. Right then, all in all, a very challenging game that Megadrive owners should take a look at ASAP. Understand?
90
Sincèrement, je ne vois pas quel défaut notable vient gâcher cette expérience si ce n'est la concurrence exceptionnelle de la MegaDrive en matière de shoot avec des Thunderforce 3 ou 4 redoutables. En tout cas peut être la meilleure production Masaya à mon goût.
90
HonestGamers (Jun 30, 2007)
Wings of Wor really is a magnificent shooter. The fact that it’s on the Genesis and not the Turbo CD only makes my head spin. It would have been right at home on NEC’s awesome add-on even if it doesn’t have any cinematic sequences. It does have six excellent levels, though, each fittingly tuned to the fine hum of outlandish musical scores. And it does have the penis. What more could you want in a shooter?
89
1UP! (Oct 23, 2009)
Doit-on le faire entrer dans le club fermé des jeux à 90%? On en serait tenté, l'argument en sa faveur étant les subtilités de la jouabilité (bonus cachés, avantage de la magie niveau 3). On s'en abstiendra pourtant, de justesse, sur l'impression, réelle ou non, qu'il lui manque quelque chose d'indéfinissable pour nous faire atteindre le septième ciel.
88
Mean Machines (Mar, 1991)
The game concept is remarkable only in the fact that it's exactly like virtually every other horizontally scrolling shoot 'em up - blast everything, power-up, beat end guardian, but it's packed with playability and sports some stunning graphics. The main sprite is a bit crummy, but some of the multi-layer parallax scrolling backgrounds, special effects and end-of-level baddies are absolutely superb. The extra weapons aren't amazing, but for fast action, excitement and, most important of all, a highly addictive challenge, this take some beating.
84
Power Play (Apr, 1991)
Mein Zeigefinger schreit nach einer Feuerpause. Momentan erscheinen auf dem Mega Drive so viele exzellente Ballerspiele, daß ich aufpassen muß, nicht den Überblick zu verlieren. Gynoug reiht sich in eine Linie mit den Elitemodulen "Thunder Force III", "Musha Aleste" und "Hellfire" ein. Es ist eines der originellsten und interessantesten Actionspektakel, die seit langer Zeit veröffentlicht wurden. Die Levels sind alle sehr lange, bieten je zwei grafisch gigantische Obermotze und jede Menge innovativer Feinde - kurz gesagt, sie sprühen nur so vor Spielwitz. Technisch hat NCS gegenüber dem stotteranfälligen Hellfire deutlich dazugelernt. Trotz enormer Sprite-Dichte traut sich kein Feind ohne Erlaubnis abzubremsen. Wer das Wort Extrawaffe noch hören und Aliens noch sehen kann, der kommt an Gynoug - schon wieder - nicht vorbei.
83
The Video Game Critic (Mar 23, 2011)
With simple gameplay and frequent surprises, Wings of Wor is a little slice of 16-bit heaven.
80
Thunderbolt Games (Nov 15, 2004)
Wings of Wor’s drawn out levels would have made a lame shooter, just, well, lamer. But in a game this atmospheric, this gusty and garish, it weakens what should have been a completely robust and visceral experience — like watered down Kool-Aid, it’s stretched too thin. There is such a thing as too much of a good thing. As early on as the second level, you’ll be battling along and you’ll want to say: ”Hey guys, still here, underwater. Quite nice to start with, undeniably. Still here though. Still.” It’s not a great feeling. That being said, there is no overlooking how much of the truly rare, cold, hard stuff we get frothing up in our thankful glasses despite the unfortunate dilution.
80
Retrogaming History (Jul 23, 2008)
Il gameplay di Gynoug è caratterizzato da una filosofia improntata al blastaggio di massa, nonché, naturalmente, dall’accento posto su frenesia dell’azione, costante affollamento dello schermo e gran numero di proiettili tra cui è necessario effettuare costanti e millimetrici slalom. Un titolo, dunque, dal forte potenziale emotivo e uno sparatutto per intenditori che concede quello che promette: una sfida breve ma decisamente intensa ed appagante.
80
Retrogaming.it (Jul 23, 2008)
In definitiva, Gynoug, pur risentendo di un insufficiente numero di stages e, risultando, quindi, un po’ troppo corto, è uno shoot ‘em up particolarmente divertente che riesce anche a far valere ambientazioni e design sicuramente azzeccati e ricchi di fascino e suggestione.
80
HonestGamers (Apr 12, 2004)
Wings of Wor's drawn out levels would have made a lame shooter, just, well, lamer. But in a game this atmospheric, this gusty and garish, it weakens what should have been a completely robust and visceral experience -- like watered down Kool-Aid, it's stretched too thin. There is such a thing as too much of a good thing. As early on as the second level, you'll be battling along and you'll want to say: ''Hey guys, still here, underwater. Quite nice to start with, undeniably. Still here though. Still.'' It's not a great feeling. That being said, there is no overlooking how much of the truly rare, cold, hard stuff we get frothing up in our thankful glasses despite the unfortunate dilution.
79
Video Games (May, 1992)
Wenn Ihr schon als Kind gern mit Schleim gespielt habt oder “Alien“ immer noch süß findet, ist Gynoug genau die richtige Unterhaltung. Ansonsten würde ich Leuten mit nervösem Magen und Kindern mit Schlafstörungen dieses Spiel nicht gerade ans Herz legen. Gynoug ist ein erbarmungsloses Actionspiel, das fast Kultcharakter beweist. Die Action wird durch gute Musik bestens untermalt und aus dem Kampflärm kann man Treffer am Gegner gut heraushören. Daß die Feinde im Spielverlauf immer widerlicher werden hat sich immer wieder positiv auf meine Motivation ausgewirkt. Die magischen Extras sind eine tolle Sache, vorausgesetzt man hat im Spiel noch genug Luft unterm Flügel, den richtigen Zauber im richtigen Moment anzuwenden. Nur leider ist die Kraft der Zauberwaffen viel zu schnell verbraucht. Das einzige, was mir bei Gynoug abgeht, ist eine Zwei-Spieler-Option. Ab und zu kommen dermaßen viele Feinde auf einen zu, daß man sich nach Verstärkung sehnt.
70
HonestGamers (May 07, 2011)
Lackluster conclusion aside, the great imagery used in Wings of Wor plays a huge role in turning a decent, but unspectacular, shooter into something worth experiencing. It may not provide as much fun as the most well-known classics of its time, but its nightmarish creatures will stick out in a player's mind much more vividly than the average gun-toting spaceship. I wouldn't call this a "buy...no matter what the cost" game, but definitely one worth playing a time or two.
70
This is a different type of shooter that doesn't become drawn-out or boring. The enemies are inventive and the round bosses are spectacular! having weapons that power-up 25 different times is great when facing bosses that take up more than one screen! This is a good solid game.
70
Sega-16.com (Jul 08, 2004)
Wings of Wor is a different and unique game all it's own. It only bestows six levels, but they are rather long, each having a mini boss and end boss. The graphics say the setting nicely and provide solid detail, along with some cool effects. The music is alright... probably nothing that anyone will remember after a day or two, but it's not bad either. However, the sound effects could have used a little bit more spice. I am glad that a difficulty selection is available. It is recommend to immediately raise the level to at least Normal as not to breeze through it quickly or at least select Hard or Hyper for veteran gamers. This is probably the best part of playing Wings of Wor as the challenge of the game is the best feature, making it fun. Still, within some of it's borderline game elements, Wings of Wor is still a shooter that should not be completely forgotten. It's just cool enough by itself that it's a good game not to forget about as the years go by.
50
About as average as they come. At first it simply looks like another shoot-out game. And although, some of the graphics are impressive enough to hold your interest for a while, you'll end up feeling that you've played Gynoug a hundreds times before, albeit with a different lead character and perhaps a more spacey setting.