Terribly shiny Mega Drive Shmup ‘Gynoug’ will switch soon

Image: Nintendo Life / Damien McFerran

If you are a fan of classic Japanese jokes, you might be pleased to know that Masaya’s 1991 Mega Drive Gynoug (Thief’s Wings in the US) is coming to Switch thanks to publisher Ratalaika Games.

Featuring truly amazing (and often terrifying) 2D pixel art from Satoshi Nakai and fantastic Noriyuki Iwadare soundtrack, Gynoug is one of the most unique shooters you’ll ever come across, and with the cost of the original Mega Drive rising over the past few decades, this should be an enjoyable and inexpensive way to experience it.

The game was previously available on the Wii virtual console, but only in Japan. Ratalaika recently posted another great Masai shooter, Gleylancer, on the Switch eShop.

Here’s some PR:

In the era between the Middle Ages and the beginning of the New Age, demons gained strength, feeding on the evil ambitions of people. Led by a creature known as the Destroyer, they plan their attack.

Angel Thief stands for the survival of the entire tribe and is sent to Ikkus to prevent the spread of the evil spirit.

Take control of the Thief and destroy every grotesque enemy on your way. Defeat the demon boss at the end of each area to move forward.

* Enhanced modes available with accessibility features and modern controls.
* Great and grotesque art and sound
* Epic mid and end stage bosses
* Multiple bonuses to boost your shot
* Legacy of the 1990s!

Gynoug launches Switch eShop on November 12, 2021.

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