Ratalaika Resurrects “Gynoug” for Nintendo Switch, PS4 and Xbox One

On Wednesday, publisher Ratalaika Games announced that 2D horizontal shooter Gynoug is scheduled to release on 12 November for PS4, Xbone and Nintendo Switch via each platform’s digital storefronts.

Originally developed by NCS and released in 1991 for the SEGA Genesis/Mega Drive (under the title Wings of Wor in the US), Gynoug combines horror and fantasy elements into the tried-and-true shoot ‘em up genre. It’s certainly a celebrated title among retro gaming fans, and isn’t the cheapest pickup on the secondary market, either.

Here’s a breakdown of Gynoug from Ratalaika:

Set to Fight

The planet has been decimated by a virus that has transformed and mutated into a breed of some of the most fearsome creatures ever! They are the Mutants of Iccus, led by the terrible Destroyer. Many have taken on the mutants before you… and many have failed. Now it’s your turn. From the deepest caverns of Iccus to the belly of the beast itself, you must fly and fight for the life of your planet! It won’t be easy… but then the best battles never are! Destroy the Destroyer and Iccus will be saved, its skies free once again. But fail and your wings will be clipped… forever!

Action – Get Ready

Six levels of do or die action and you annihilate all that dare to challenge you or even come in your sights. A ‘power up system’ really lives up to its name for as you progress, and succeed, it dramatically increases your fire power and the overall force you are able to exert! Coloured crystals and orbs can be blasted as they miraculously appear to gain you even more extra power and don’t miss out on the red orb for that is a real bonus upgrade. The more orbs you collect the more varied upgrades you are presented with. Spot the amber orb and a real treat is in store. Although many of the actions are now customary to this genre there are plenty of surprises in store.

Enemy bosses, mini bosses, ghouls, weird and wonderful creatures, and objects all make appearances and they are not mere fodder to be shot to smithereens. Speedy reactions are required!


• High configurable CRT shader

• Special mode that enables accessibility features

• Rewind mode and save/load state functionality

• Dynamic Music

• Ever Changing levels of play

• Long Levels of Mythical, Subterranean, Cavernous fiery pursuit

• Garganic enemies

• Epic mid level and end level boss confrontation

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