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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.


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 Main menu
Wings of Wor Genesis The first miniboss of the game

Promo Images

Wings of Wor Screenshot
Wings of Wor Screenshot
Wings of Wor Screenshot
Wings of Wor Screenshot

Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

Joystick (French) Mar, 1991 93 out of 100 93
Player One Apr, 1992 91 out of 100 91
HonestGamers (Staff reviews only) Jun 30, 2007 9 out of 10 90
Tilt Apr, 1991 17 out of 20 85
Power Play Apr, 1991 84 out of 100 84
The Video Game Critic Mar 23, 2011 B+ 83
HonestGamers (Staff reviews only) Apr 12, 2004 8 out of 10 80
Retrogaming History Jul 23, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Zero Jul, 1992 74 out of 100 74
Retro Archives Dec 19, 2017 12 out of 20 60


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majutsushi (419) added Wings of Wor (Genesis) on Dec 19, 2005
Other platforms contributed by Michael Cassidy (21102), Rik Hideto (420728) and firefang9212 (75091)