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






























Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
JP
¥6,500 T-25093
Sega Mega Drive
US
$? 25076
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£34.99More...[3] 1030
Sega Mega Drive
FR
?F 1030
Sega Mega Drive
DE
DM ? 1030
Sega Mega Drive
ES
?Ptas 1030
Sega Mega Drive
AU
$? ?
Sega Mega Drive
BR
R$? ?



Wii Virtual Console
JP
800pts
A

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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

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.

Gameplay

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 (

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fires) and you have rapidfire. You can collect a series of magic spells (six offensive and two defensive). Cycle through them with

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and use them with

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; 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.

Spells

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

Rounds

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.

  • 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


Magazine articles

Main article: Gynoug/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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also published in:

Artwork

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
50 More...[10]
70 More...[11]
74 More...[12]
88 More...[13]
91 More...[14]
88 More...[15]
91 More...[16]
91 №8, p36/37
60 №1991-03, p42
88 More...[17]
89 More...[18]
93 More...[19]
88 No results[20]
52 №9, p20
92 №5, p28-31
91 №17, p95
88 No results[21]
91 More...[22]
100 More...[23]
59 №33, p26
88 More...[24]
92 More...[25]
79 №18, p66
84 More...[26]
79 More...[27]
74 More...[28]
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82
Based on
26 reviews

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
Gynoug MD EU Cart.jpg
Cart
Gynoug MD FR Manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, JP
Gynoug MD JP Box.jpg
Cover
Gynoug MD JP CartTop.jpg
Gynoug MD JP Cart.jpg
Cart
Gynoug md jp manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, AU

Mega Drive, BR
Gynoug MD BR Box.jpg
Cover
Gynoug MD BR Cart.jpg
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. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "June 1991" (US; 1991-xx-xx), page 22
  2. GamePro, "June 1991" (US; 1991-xx-xx), page 42
  3. ACE, "April 1991" (UK; 1991-xx-xx), page 64
  4. ACE, "April 1991" (UK; 1991-xx-xx), page 19
  5. https://www.nintendo.co.jp/wii/vc/software/07.html (archived: 2018-03-05 23:01)
  6. http://vc.sega.jp:80/vc_gynoug/ (archived: 2008-05-31 00:17)
  7. Beep! MegaDrive, "February 1991" (JP; 1991-01-08), page 17
  8. Mega Drive Fan, "January 1991" (JP; 1990-12-08), page 95
  9. Mega Drive Fan, "February 1991" (JP; 1991-01-08), page 83
  10. ACE, "April 1991" (UK; 1991-xx-xx), page 64/65 (64)
  11. Beep! MegaDrive, "February 1991" (JP; 1991-01-08), page 31 (33)
  12. Sega Saturn Magazine, "September 1995" (JP; 1995-08-08), page 83 (85)
  13. Consoles +, "xxxx" (FR; 1991-xx-xx), page 18-20 (18)
  14. Computer & Video Games, "April 1991" (UK; 1991-03-16), page 44/45 (44)
  15. Computer & Video Games, "June 1994" (UK; 1994-05-15), page 107/111 (107)
  16. Computer + Video Giochi, "Maggio 1991" (IT; xxxx-xx-xx), page 58/59 (58)
  17. Hobby Consolas, "Junio 1992" (ES; 1992-xx-xx), page 64/65 (64)
  18. Joypad, "Avril 1992" (FR; 1992-xx-xx), page 136/137 (136)
  19. Joystick, "Mars 1991" (FR; 1991-xx-xx), page 119
  20. Joystick, "Mars 1991" (FR; 1991-xx-xx), page 80
  21. Joystick, "Mars 1991" (FR; 1991-xx-xx), page 78-80 (78)
  22. Player One, "Avril 1992" (FR; 1992-04-10), page 64/65 (64)
  23. Sega Power, "October 1991" (UK; 1991-09-05), page 53
  24. Sega Pro, "April 1992" (UK; 1992-03-19), page 31
  25. Sega Pro, "July 1992" (UK; 1992-06-18), page 29
  26. Sega Force, "June 1992" (UK; 1992-05-14), page 72/73 (72)
  27. Supergame, "Setembro 1992" (BR; 1992-09-xx), page 40
  28. Zero, "July 1992" (UK; 1992-06-11), page 38