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

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 (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.

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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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
ACE (UK) PAL
50
[14]
Beep! MegaDrive (JP) NTSC-J
70
[15]
The Complete Guide to Sega (UK)
88
[16]
Console XS (UK) NTSC-U
88
[17]
Computer & Video Games (UK)
91
[18]
Computer & Video Games (UK)
88
[19]
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
70
[4]
Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide (UK)
83
[20]
Game Mania (UK)
88
[21]
Game Zone (UK) PAL
91
[22]
Hippon Super (JP) NTSC-J
60
[23]
Hobby Consolas (ES)
88
[24]
Joypad (FR) PAL
89
[25]
Joystick (FR) NTSC-J
93
[26]
Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming (UK)
88
[27]
Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming (UK) PAL
88
[28]
Mega Drive Fan (JP) NTSC-J
75
[29]
Mega (UK) PAL
52
[30]
Mega Force (FR) NTSC-U
75
[31]
MegaTech (UK)
92
[32]
MegaTech (UK)
92
[7]
MegaTech (UK) PAL
91
[33]
Magazina Igrushek (RU)
90
[34]
Mean Machines (UK) NTSC-J
88
[35]
Mean Machines Sega (UK)
92
[36]
Player One (FR)
91
[37]
Power Play (DE)
84
[38]
Score (CZ)
65
[39]
Sega Power (UK) NTSC-J
100
[40]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
59
[8]
Sega Pro (UK)
88
[41]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
92
[42]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
79
[43]
Sega Force (SE)
92
[44]
Sega Force (UK) PAL
84
[45]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
74
[46]
Supergame (BR)
79
[47]
Video Games (DE)
79
[48]
Zero (UK)
74
[49]
Sega Mega Drive
82
Based on
39 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
Gynoug MD EU Cart.jpg
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. Beep! MegaDrive, "February 1991" (JP; 1991-01-08), page 17
  12. Mega Drive Fan, "January 1991" (JP; 1990-12-08), page 95
  13. Mega Drive Fan, "February 1991" (JP; 1991-01-08), page 83
  14. ACE, "April 1991" (UK; 1991-03-08), page 64
  15. Beep! MegaDrive, "February 1991" (JP; 1991-01-08), page 33
  16. The Complete Guide to Sega, "" (UK; 1991-05-xx), page 92
  17. Console XS, "June/July 1992" (UK; 1992-04-23), page 136
  18. Computer & Video Games, "April 1991" (UK; 1991-03-16), page 58
  19. Computer & Video Games, "June 1994" (UK; 1994-05-15), page 107
  20. Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide, "" (UK; 1993-11-18), page 56
  21. Game Mania, "May 1993" (UK; 1993-xx-xx), page 80
  22. Game Zone, "June 1992" (UK; 1992-05-20), page 36
  23. Hippon Super, "March 1991" (JP; 1991-02-04), page 42
  24. Hobby Consolas, "Junio 1992" (ES; 1992-0x-xx), page 64
  25. Joypad, "Avril 1992" (FR; 1992-03-1x), page 136
  26. Joystick, "Mars 1991" (FR; 1991-0x-xx), page 119
  27. Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming, "September 1992" (UK; 1992-xx-xx), page 80
  28. Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming, "January 1993" (UK; 199x-xx-xx), page 92
  29. Mega Drive Fan, "April 1991" (JP; 1991-03-08), page 83
  30. Mega, "June 1993" (UK; 1993-05-20), page 20
  31. Mega Force, "Janvier 1992" (FR; 1992-01-15), page 102
  32. MegaTech, "Xmas 1991" (UK; 1991-12-06), page 78
  33. MegaTech, "May 1993" (UK; 1993-04-23), page 95
  34. Magazina Igrushek, "1/1996" (RU; 1996-xx-xx), page 54
  35. Mean Machines, "March 1991" (UK; 1991-03-01), page 18
  36. Mean Machines Sega, "October 1992" (UK; 1992-09-xx), page 139
  37. Player One, "Avril 1992" (FR; 1992-04-10), page 64
  38. Power Play, "4/91" (DE; 1991-03-15), page 126
  39. Score, "Květen 1994" (CZ; 1994-05-01), page 60
  40. Sega Power, "October 1991" (UK; 1991-09-05), page 53
  41. Sega Pro, "April 1992" (UK; 1992-03-19), page 31
  42. Sega Pro, "July 1992" (UK; 1992-06-18), page 29
  43. Sega Pro, "April 1993" (UK; 1993-03-11), page 66
  44. Sega Force, "2/93" (SE; 1993-03-18), page 16
  45. Sega Force, "June 1992" (UK; 1992-05-14), page 72
  46. Sega Saturn Magazine, "September 1995" (JP; 1995-08-08), page 85
  47. Supergame, "Setembro 1992" (BR; 1992-09-xx), page 40
  48. Video Games, "6/92" (DE; 1992-05-29), page 46
  49. Zero, "July 1992" (UK; 1992-06-11), page 38


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