Gynoug

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Gynoug
System(s): Sega Mega Drive, Virtual Console
Publisher: Masaya (Japan), DreamWorks (US), Sega (Europe)
Developer:
Genre: Shooting[1]

















Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
JP
¥6,500 (6,695)6,500e[2][3] T-25093
Sega Mega Drive
US
25076
Sega Mega Drive
EU
1030
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£39.9939.99[7][8] 1030
Sega Mega Drive
SE
(Rental)
Sega Mega Drive
AU
Sega Mega Drive
BR
Wii Virtual Console
JP
800pts800[10]
CERO: A

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.

Story

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

Gameplay

The game is a side-scrolling shoot-'em-up played as the flying angel Gynoug. The D-pad moves Gynoug in any direction. His movement speed can be upgraded by collecting items. He fires his normal shot with B, which can be held for continuous fire. There are three different patterns for the normal shot, which can be changed by collecting items, and the attack power and size of the normal shot can be upgraded by finding items. Gynoug can also collect magic spells, six offensive and two defensive, and hold up to three them in reserve. Spells are cycled through with A and used with C. Spells drain a magic counter as they are used, and then they are removed from the spell inventory.

Gynoug loses a life when he takes damage from an enemy. He is resurrected in place after a moment but loses one level of his weapon power and size and returns to baseline speed after losing a life. The game ends if the player runs out of lives, but it can be continued from the beginning of the round if the player has credits remaining. The player is rewarded with an extra life for every 200,000 points earned.

Shot Patterns

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Red
A fan-shaped spread.

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Blue
A horizontal stream.

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Amber
Fan-shaped spreads toward both the front and the back.

Spells

Offensive

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Energy Ball
Shoots energy balls in the diagonal directions. Energy balls neutralize enemy projectiles.

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Lightning Bolt
Summons lightning bolts that strike vertically.

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Thunder Bolt
Shoots lightning bolts horizontally. Lightning bolts pass through terrain and pierce targets.

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Ground Attack
Shoots energy balls that roll along the ceiling and the ground.

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Magic Arrows
Releases magic arrows that seeks and attacks the strongest enemy on screen.

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Wildfire
Replaces the normal shot with larger wildfire shots.

Defensive

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Elemental
Calls forth guardian angels that orbit Gynoug and protect him from damage. The magic counter decreases each time an attack is stopped.

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Aura Shield
Surrounds Gynoug in an impenetrable shield. The magic counter decreases over time.

Items

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Speed Feather
Increases the movement speed of Gynoug, up to eight times.
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Orb of Power
Increases the power of the normal shot, up to five times.
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Orb of Pattern
Increases the density and size of the normal shot, up to five times.
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Life Up
Gives the player an extra life.
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Red Gem
Changes the pattern of the normal shot to a fan-shaped spread.
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Blue Gem
Changes the pattern of the normal shot to a horizontal stream.
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Amber Gem
Changes the pattern of the normal shot to a fan-shaped spread toward both the front and back.
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Energy Ball Spell
Acquires the offensive Energy Ball spell.
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Lightning Bolt Spell
Acquires the offensive Energy Ball spell.
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Thunder Bolt Spell
Acquires the offensive Thunder Bolt spell.
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Ground Attack Spell
Acquires the offensive Ground Attack spell.
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Magic Arrow Spell
Acquires the offensive Magic Arrow spell.
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Wildfire Spell
Acquires the offensive Wildfire spell.
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Elemental Spell
Acquires the defensive Elemental spell.
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Aura Shield Spell
Acquires the defensive Aura Shield spell.

Rounds

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  • Wings of Wor, Stage 1-2.png

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Cave
Mid-boss: Dragoon End-boss: Locomotive Breath 

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Ocean
Mid-boss: Oglithan End-boss: Masseboth 

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Castle
Mid-boss: Peeble End-boss: Gark 

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Body Manufacturing Factory
Mid-boss: Monotrog End-boss: Orrpus 

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Demon's Stomach
Mid-boss: Slog End-boss: Perfidy 

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Final Round
This round is a boss rush against empowered versions of previous bosses before facing the final boss.

History

When publisher DreamWorks brought Gynoug to the United States, they changed the game's name to "Wings of Wor", as well as commissioning renowned fantasy artist Boris Vallejo to create new cover artwork, in an attempt to give the title an epic fantasy feel (akin to Conan the Barbarian.)[11]

Versions

Localised names

Also known as
Language Localised Name English Translation
English (US) Wings of Wor Wings of Wor
Japanese ジノーグ Gynoug
English (Europe) Gynoug Gynoug

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.

  • 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
Copyright 1991
NCS Corp./ DreamWorks
All Rights Reserved
Source:
In-game credits
Gynoug MD credits.pdf
[12]

Magazine articles

Main article: Gynoug/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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Print advert in Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #27: "October 1991" (1991-xx-xx)
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Print advert in Beep! MegaDrive (JP) #1990-11: "November 1990" (1990-10-XX)
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Print advert in Beep! MegaDrive (JP) #1990-12: "December 1990" (1990-11-08)
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Print advert in Beep! MegaDrive (JP) #1991-01: "January 1991" (1990-12-08)
also published in:

Artwork

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
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Based on
0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
1700 igr dlya Sega (RU)
50
[16]
1700 igr dlya Sega (RU)
40
[17]
ACE (UK) PAL
50
[18]
Beep! MegaDrive (JP) NTSC-J
70
[19]
The Complete Guide to Sega (UK)
88
[20]
Console XS (UK) NTSC-U
88
[21]
Computer & Video Games (UK)
91
[22]
Computer & Video Games (UK)
88
[23]
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
70
[4]
Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide (UK)
83
[24]
Game Mania (UK)
88
[25]
Game Zone (UK) PAL
91
[26]
Hippon Super (JP) NTSC-J
60
[27]
Hobby Consolas (ES)
88
[28]
Joypad (FR) PAL
89
[29]
Joystick (FR) NTSC-J
93
[30]
Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming (UK)
88
[31]
Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming (UK) PAL
88
[32]
Mega Drive Fan (JP) NTSC-J
75
[33]
Mega (UK) PAL
52
[34]
Mega Force (FR) NTSC-U
75
[35]
Mega Play (US) NTSC-U
78
[36]
MegaTech (UK)
92
[37]
MegaTech (UK)
92
[7]
MegaTech (UK) PAL
91
[38]
Magazina Igrushek (RU)
90
[39]
Mean Machines (UK) NTSC-J
88
[40]
Mean Machines Sega (UK)
92
[41]
Player One (FR)
91
[42]
Power Play (DE)
84
[43]
Score (CZ)
65
[44]
Sega Power (UK) NTSC-J
100
[45]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
59
[8]
Sega Pro (UK)
88
[46]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
92
[47]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
79
[48]
Sega Force (SE)
92
[49]
Sega Force (UK) PAL
84
[50]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
74
[51]
Supergame (BR)
79
[52]
Tricks 16 bit (RU) NTSC-J
78
[53]
Tricks 16 bit (RU) NTSC-U
70
[54]
Video Games (DE)
79
[55]
Zero (UK)
74
[56]
Sega Mega Drive
80
Based on
44 reviews

Gynoug

Mega Drive, JP
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Cover
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Cart
Gynoug md jp manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, US
WingsofWor MD US Box.jpg
Cover
WingsofWor MD US Cart.jpg
Cart
Wings Of Wor MD US Manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, EU
Gynoug MD EU Box.jpg
Cover
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Cart
Gynoug MD FR Manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, SE (Rental)

Mega Drive, AU
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Cover
Mega Drive, BR
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Cover
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Cart
Gynoug md br manual.pdf
Manual

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)

External links

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 https://sega.jp/history/hard/megadrive/software_l.html (Wayback Machine: 2020-07-02 23:21)
  2. File:Gynoug MD JP Box.jpg
  3. Beep! MegaDrive, "November 1990" (JP; 1990-10-XX), page 14
  4. 4.0 4.1 Electronic Gaming Monthly, "June 1991" (US; 1991-xx-xx), page 22
  5. GamePro, "June 1991" (US; 1991-xx-xx), page 42
  6. 6.0 6.1 MegaTech, "April 1992" (UK; 1992-03-20), page 19
  7. 7.0 7.1 MegaTech, "May 1992" (UK; 1992-04-20), page 28
  8. 8.0 8.1 Sega Power, "August 1992" (UK; 1992-07-02), page 26
  9. https://www.nintendo.co.jp/wii/vc/software/07.html (Wayback Machine: 2018-03-05 23:01)
  10. http://vc.sega.jp:80/vc_gynoug/ (Wayback Machine: 2008-05-31 00:17)
  11. http://www.hardcoregaming101.net/wings-of-wor/
  12. File:Gynoug MD credits.pdf
  13. Beep! MegaDrive, "February 1991" (JP; 1991-01-08), page 17
  14. Mega Drive Fan, "January 1991" (JP; 1990-12-08), page 95
  15. Mega Drive Fan, "February 1991" (JP; 1991-01-08), page 83
  16. 1700 igr dlya Sega, "" (RU; 2003-03-10), page 94
  17. 1700 igr dlya Sega, "" (RU; 2003-03-10), page 264
  18. ACE, "April 1991" (UK; 1991-03-08), page 64
  19. Beep! MegaDrive, "February 1991" (JP; 1991-01-08), page 31
  20. The Complete Guide to Sega, "" (UK; 1991-05-xx), page 92
  21. Console XS, "June/July 1992" (UK; 1992-04-23), page 136
  22. Computer & Video Games, "April 1991" (UK; 1991-03-16), page 58
  23. Computer & Video Games, "June 1994" (UK; 1994-05-15), page 107
  24. Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide, "" (UK; 1993-11-18), page 56
  25. Game Mania, "May 1993" (UK; 1993-xx-xx), page 80
  26. Game Zone, "June 1992" (UK; 1992-05-20), page 36
  27. Hippon Super, "March 1991" (JP; 1991-02-04), page 42
  28. Hobby Consolas, "Junio 1992" (ES; 1992-0x-xx), page 64
  29. Joypad, "Avril 1992" (FR; 1992-03-1x), page 136
  30. Joystick, "Mars 1991" (FR; 1991-0x-xx), page 119
  31. Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming, "September 1992" (UK; 1992-xx-xx), page 80
  32. Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming, "January 1993" (UK; 199x-xx-xx), page 92
  33. Mega Drive Fan, "April 1991" (JP; 1991-03-08), page 83
  34. Mega, "June 1993" (UK; 1993-05-20), page 20
  35. Mega Force, "Janvier 1992" (FR; 1992-01-15), page 102
  36. Mega Play, "March/April 1991" (US; 1991-04-xx), page 43
  37. MegaTech, "Xmas 1991" (UK; 1991-12-06), page 78
  38. MegaTech, "May 1993" (UK; 1993-04-23), page 95
  39. Magazina Igrushek, "1/1996" (RU; 1996-xx-xx), page 54
  40. Mean Machines, "March 1991" (UK; 1991-03-01), page 18
  41. Mean Machines Sega, "October 1992" (UK; 1992-09-xx), page 139
  42. Player One, "Avril 1992" (FR; 1992-04-10), page 64
  43. Power Play, "4/91" (DE; 1991-03-15), page 126
  44. Score, "Květen 1994" (CZ; 1994-05-01), page 60
  45. Sega Power, "October 1991" (UK; 1991-09-05), page 53
  46. Sega Pro, "April 1992" (UK; 1992-03-19), page 31
  47. Sega Pro, "July 1992" (UK; 1992-06-18), page 29
  48. Sega Pro, "April 1993" (UK; 1993-03-11), page 66
  49. Sega Force, "2/93" (SE; 1993-03-18), page 16
  50. Sega Force, "June 1992" (UK; 1992-05-14), page 72
  51. Sega Saturn Magazine, "September 1995" (JP; 1995-08-08), page 85
  52. Supergame, "Setembro 1992" (BR; 1992-09-xx), page 40
  53. Tricks 16 bit, "Tricks Sega Gold 800 igr" (RU; 1998-03-20), page 84
  54. Tricks 16 bit, "Tricks Sega Gold 800 igr" (RU; 1998-03-20), page 293
  55. Video Games, "6/92" (DE; 1992-05-29), page 46
  56. Zero, "July 1992" (UK; 1992-06-11), page 38


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