"literally" are an avenging angel summoned to kick butt and take
names in this unusual shooter from the folks who brought us Target
Earth. The game moves pretty fast, even on easy setting. Most of
the time, while fighting bosses, you are looking for a way to slip
past waves of bullets, and I do mean waves.
Your main weapons can shoot in three different styles, and can be
powered up by blue/red crystals. Basically, the higher the power,
the more bullets spewing forth. They are:
Blue, a straight forward
spread. Nothing guarding your back.
Red, forward shooting with
some shots guarding your back.
Yellow, Front and rear spread,
this one is not found all that often.
with your main weapon, you pick up scrolls that can be used for
additional firepower support. You can only hold onto 3 scrolls and
any extra you pick up, boots one out of the line up in favor of
it. There are also speed up feathers, but don't over dose on speed,
not good for bullet dodging.
The graphics are decent enough, though some of the stages are kind
of bland looking. This game does however push the envelope of the
genesis with some rotating effects. The first stage is a cave and
twice during your flight through it, will the foreground and background
rock violently back and forth. Stage 5 is much better looking while
in motion! Now where the graphics do shine is in the bizarre creatures
and bosses you fight. Some can be downright... disturbing. Check
out the screen shots to see what I mean :) Challenge: This game
is challenging even set on easy. Of course, you do have the options
of normal, hard and hyper. Enemies take more hits and you see more
bullets flying around to add to the chaos as you hike up that difficulty
The music is pretty catchy. Stage 1 and 4 are my favourites, most
tunes seem to fit the stages. Though the SFX is a bit lacking, with
all these strange and gory looking things, there are no squishy
sound effects :)
Gynoug is a pretty decent shooter, something a bit different to
battling ships all the time. It's worth a play, even if to see the
demented bosses, but don't expect anything from the ending...
- 8.5 / 10