Gynoug is the 1991 classic Sega Mega Drive shoot-em-up – also known as Wings Of Wor – now brought out on modern consoles PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch, the latter being the one on which I played this through.
It’s quite a fun shooter, and short at around 45 minutes if you just run through it with everything on almost the easiest settings (ahem), such as infinite lives, as well as not losing your weapons when you get killed (which happens a LOT) but then I just wanted to have fun, and not get too much of a chore. However, you can always go back through it again and up the difficulty accordingly.
All that said, I did avoid rewinding after getting shot at, bar one or two brief occasions when I pressed it accidentally.
Gynoug is just a mere £5.11 (approx, since it’s roughly 6 Euros or $7 USD), so for just over the price of pint, you can’t go wrong with a bit of blaster action.
Oh, there is a plot to this, apparently. Wikipedia states: “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.”
However, just fire up your console, and then fire AT the baddies!
Gynoug is released today on Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, and Xbox One/Xbox Series X/S from their respective stores, all of which can be accessed from the Ratalaika Games site.
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- Developer: Masaya
- Publisher: Ratalaika Games
- Players: single-player
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