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Gynoug

Rating Summary

Based on 14 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

75

Top Critic Average

54%

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General Information

Available on:Nintendo SwitchNov 12, 2021
Xbox OneNov 12, 2021
Xbox Series X/SNov 12, 2021

Developer: Ratalaika Games

Publisher: Ratalaika Games

Genres: Action, Arcade

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!

Gynoug Critic Reviews

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If you put on the invincibility, players can take down the final boss in maybe 35 minutes. It’s a quick playthrough but altering the cheats or challenging myself and trying to power through it all without cheating could result in hours of play time. For seven bucks, that’s not a bad deal. It’s a classic game that I don’t think many have heard of and one that shoot ‘em up fans will probably want to check out, and with all the features added into this release, it’s a solid package for the purists out there.

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Generación Xbox

Alexis
6.7 / 10.0
Generación Xbox

‎The truth is that, without being adept at the genre, I can not deny that Gynoug is an entertaining title, which without becoming an exponent of the genre or having super interesting mechanics, presents us with an experience which serves to kill some free time that we have during the day. However, if you never played it and are looking for a title of this genre, which is not only interesting, but also presents us with a great and interesting challenge, I would tell you to look for another lake and get a copy of Ikaruga. On the other hand, if they never entered this genre but would be interested in trying it, I would also say that they get Ikaruga, but not before starting with Gynoug, since this is not as murderous in its difficulty as the game of ships and shields.‎

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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.

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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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