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  • Summary: Face evil creatures as a winged soldier on this side-scrolling shooter classic.

    In an era between the Middle Ages and the early modern period, the demons have grown in power by feeding on the evil ambitions of the people. Led by a being known as The Destroyer they plan their attack.
    Face evil creatures as a winged soldier on this side-scrolling shooter classic.

    In an era between the Middle Ages and the early modern period, the demons have grown in power by feeding on the evil ambitions of the people. Led by a being known as The Destroyer they plan their attack.

    The angel Wor stands up for the survival of the entire tribe, and heads to Iccus to prevent the spread of the evil spirit.

    Take control of Wor and shoot down every grotesque enemy in your path. Defeat the demon boss at the end of each area to advance onward.

    Features:
    * Improved modes available with accessibility features and modern controls
    * Glorious and grotesque art and sound
    * Epic mid-stage and end-stage bosses
    * Multiple power-ups to increase your shot
    * Legacy title from the 1990s!
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Nov 18, 2021
    80
    Gynoug is a 2D shooter that first came out 30 years ago but despite being a very competent game with a tough and demanding difficulty level, it has received very little attention as far as re-releases go.
  2. Nov 10, 2021
    80
    Gynoug hasn’t quite got that special extra spark that turns a great game into a spectacular one, but even so it’s still a unique and thoroughly enjoyable thirty-year-old shmup capable of standing proudly next to any other sold on the eShop, and yet another affordable retro re-release sitting in that perfect middle ground between modern convenience and hardcore authenticity.
  3. Nov 16, 2021
    70
    In most respects, Gynoug is a rather plain horizontal shoot-em-up. The art design and music elevate it somewhat, but it’s hard to imagine a more meat-and-potatoes mechanical experience. For its part, Ratalaika Games has done a nice job of presenting the game with this offering. You’ve got all of the expected options, and a few more besides that. If you’re looking for a good way to play Gynoug/Wings of Wor, this will assuredly satisfy your needs. For those completely unfamiliar with the game, it’s a decent enough shooter, though I can’t say that it’s much more than that.
  4. Nov 26, 2021
    70
    The rudimentary nature of the game underneath all the moody presentation mean Gynoug’s appeal is probably going to be limited to the most die-hard shoot-’em-up fanatics, historians, and those with a nostalgic connection to it. But that’s all the more reason to preserve it in a readily available, accessible way—and with the suite of conveniences layered over the top of , that’s exactly what Ratalaika Games have achieved.
  5. Dec 3, 2021
    60
    The gameplay is faultless in what it does, but Gynoug doesn’t do anything to stand out. If you are nostalgic towards the game or those alike, you’ll get much more out of this than someone brand new to Gynoug. Unfortunately, I was the latter.
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  1. Dec 16, 2021
    7
    The Switch has really seen a strong run of more obscure retro console shooters of late, and while the gameplay of Gynoug may be a bit moreThe Switch has really seen a strong run of more obscure retro console shooters of late, and while the gameplay of Gynoug may be a bit more generic than its brethren there’s no doubt that its general looks, enemies, and vibe is in a class all its own. Forgoing the futuristic sci-fi aesthetics most shooters aim for, the very organic and sometimes a bit grotesque sights you’ll encounter here are both distinctive and memorable. Unfortunately the general flow of things isn’t quite as unique, but I’d say the more middle of the road than average difficulty may also help make it more approachable then, though getting no real direction on what the power-ups are can make runs early on feel more trial and error than it probably should be. Still, if you’re a big fan of retro shooters or are simply eager to see a game that pointed in a very non-traditional direction and decided to go all in on making the most of itself this is definitely worth a look.

    https://www.nindiespotlight.com/2021/11/mini-reviews-november-12th-edition.html
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