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Gynoug MDTitleScreen.png
Publisher: Masaya (JP), DreamWorks (US), Sega (EU)
System(s): Sega Mega Drive, Virtual Console
Genre: Shoot-'em-Up

Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
¥6,500 T-25093
Sega Mega Drive
$? 25076
Sega Mega Drive
£34.99[3] 1030
Sega Mega Drive
?F 1030
Sega Mega Drive
DM ? 1030
Sega Mega Drive
?Ptas 1030
Sega Mega Drive
$? ?
Sega Mega Drive
R$? ?

Wii Virtual Console
800 pts ?

Gynoug (ジノーグ), called Wings of Wor in the US, is a shoot-'em-up developed by NCS in 1991 for the Sega Mega Drive. It was published by Masaya in Japan and Europe and DreamWorks in the US.


You play as Wor, a winged warrior who has to drive the evils of Iccus, who are attacking the heavens, back to their home and destroy them.


Gynoug is split into five rounds, each with a mid-boss and an end boss, plus a final "boss rush" round. There are three different normal shots (B fires) and you have rapidfire. You can collect a series of magic spells (six offensive and two defensive). Cycle through them with A and use them with C; once you use a spell, it is gone.

Instead of following the typical powerup system, Gynoug uses a string of orbs to represent power level: collecting red and blue orbs will add one to a meter of the appropriate color in the HUD (and will consequently power up your weapons); losing a life takes one away from each. There's also an item to increase your movement speed, which is reset upon death.


  • Energy Ball
  • Lightning Bolt
  • Thunder Bolt
  • Ground Attack
  • Magic Arrow
  • Wildfire
  • Elemental (defensive)
  • Aura Shield (defensive)


Notavailable.svg Round 1: Cave
Mid-boss: Dragoon / End-boss: Locomotive Breath
Notavailable.svg Round 2: Ocean
Mid-boss: Oglithan / End-boss: Masseboth
Notavailable.svg Round 3: Castle
Mid-boss: Peeble / End-boss: Gark
Notavailable.svg Round 4: Body Manufacturing Factory
Mid-boss: Monotrog / End-boss: Orrpus
Notavailable.svg Round 5: Demon's Stomach
Mid-boss: Slog / End-boss: Perfidy
Notavailable.svg Final Round - Boss Rush
In the last round you must face powered up versions of previous bosses, before facing the last one.

Production credits

Note: The Japanese version credits the programmer as "Halloween" Moriyah and one of the graphic designers is called Hisami Takizawa instead of Hisako Takizawa.
Source: In-game credits
  • Producer: Hideo Suzuki
  • Assistant Producer: Hikaru Satoh
  • Director: Manabu Takasugi
  • Programmer: Moriyah
  • Graphic Designer: Hisako Takizawa, Satosi Nakai -Winds-
  • Music Composer: N.Iwadare -Cube-
  • Sound Engineer: Y.Taguchi -Cube-
  • Thanks to: Tetsuya Ohya, Yukihiro Higuchi
  • Executive Director: Yasumasa Sirakura

Magazine articles

Main article: Gynoug/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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<div style="width:Expression error: Unexpected < operator.px; padding-left:2px; padding-top:9px; padding-right:2px;">Print advert in
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #27: "October 1991" (1991-xx-xx)


Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
50 №43, p64/65[3]
88 №0, p18-20[5]
91 №113, p44/45[6]
88 №151, p107/111[7]
91 №5, p58/59[8]
91 №8, p36/37
88 №9, p64/65[9]
89 №7, p136/137[10]
93 №14, p119[11]
88 №1, p80[12]
52 №9, p20
92 №5, p28-31
91 №17, p95
88 №6, p78-80[13]
91 №19, p64/65[14]
100 №23, p53
59 №33, p26
88 №6, p31[15]
92 №9, p29[16]
79 №18, p66
84 №6, p72/73[17]
79 №14, p40[18]
74 №33, p38[19]
Sega Mega Drive
Based on
23 reviews

Mega Drive, US
WingsofWor MD US Box.jpg
WingsofWor MD US Cart.jpg
Wings Of Wor MD US Manual.pdf
Mega Drive, EU
Gynoug MD EU Box.jpg
Gynoug MD EU Cart.jpg
Mega Drive, JP
Gynoug MD JP Box.jpg
Gynoug MD JP CartTop.jpg
Gynoug MD JP Cart.jpg
Gynoug md jp manual.pdf
Mega Drive, AU

Mega Drive, BR
Gynoug MD BR Box.jpg
Gynoug MD BR Cart.jpg
Gynoug md br manual.pdf

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 210a2fcd
MD5 911ef3d3909b19609f76f0d70a017d85
SHA-1 91caad60355f6bd71949118bd30ea16d0f4c066e
512kB 1990-12 Cartridge (US)
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 03405102
MD5 fa0609181242f4b5fd59598273f138ec
SHA-1 fada42bed3a97e1d1b0c6128ddb1f202a50cb1b0
512kB 1991-09 Cartridge (EU)
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 1b69241f
MD5 fa49fa5c1eec5bfae59fb87f310c0852
SHA-1 9b99b109f5f1f221f08672a7c4752a94067b62b0
512kB 1990-12 Cartridge (JP)

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