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.


Wings of Wor Genesis The Aura Shield special weapon
Wings of Wor Genesis The Lightning bolt special weapon
Wings of Wor Genesis Game over
Wings of Wor Genesis It's behind you!

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Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews Jan, 2004 10 out of 10 100
Player One Apr, 1992 91 out of 100 91
1UP! Oct 23, 2009 89 out of 100 89
Mean Machines Mar, 1991 88 out of 100 88 Jul 23, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Retrogaming History Jul 23, 2008 8 out of 10 80
HonestGamers Apr 12, 2004 8 out of 10 80
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Jun, 1991 28 out of 40 70
HonestGamers May 07, 2011 7 out of 10 70
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 (21009) and firefang9212 (52368)