Gynoug

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Gynoug
Gynoug
European Mega Drive box art
Developer(s) Masaya
Publisher(s)
Platform(s) Sega Genesis,
Wii Virtual Console
Release date(s) Sega Genesis
  • JP January 25, 1991
  • NA 1991
  • EU 1991
Wii Virtual Console
  • JP May 20, 2008
Genre(s) Scrolling shooter
Mode(s) Single-player

Gynoug (ジノーグ Jinōgu?), known in North America as Wings of Wor, is a 1991 scrolling shooter video game developed by Masaya and published by NCS Corporation for the Sega Genesis. The game was released in North America and Europe in 1991 and in Japan on January 25, 1991, and re-released on the Wii Virtual Console exclusively in Japan on May 20, 2008. The game sprites were designed by the sprite designer of legendary shooting title Cho Aniki, a game best known for its homoerotic overtones, wacky humor and vivid, surreal imagery.

Plot[edit]

The heavens are being attacked by the demons of Iccus, led by a being known only as the Destroyer. The angel Wor must bring the fight to Iccus itself and put an end to the Destroyer's dark plans.

Development[edit]

Reception[edit]

Reception
Review scores
Publication Score
MegaTech 92%[1]
Mega 52%[2]
Mean Machines 88%[3]
Awards
Publication Award
MegaTech Hyper Game

Mean Machines magazine reviewed the title, giving it 88%.[4]

MegaTech 5 magazine praised the power-ups and the graphics used for the bosses.

References[edit]

  1. ^ MegaTech rating, EMAP, issue 6, page 78, June 1992
  2. ^ Mega rating, issue 9, page 23, Future Publishing, June 1993
  3. ^ http://www.outofprintarchive.com/articles/reviews/MegaDrive/Gynoug-MeanMachines6-3.html
  4. ^ Julian Rignall, Matt Regan (1991). "Mean Machines review – Gynoug". Mean Machines. Retrieved 2008-03-22. 

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