El Viento (Genesis)

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Description

In 1930s New York, a dark cult plans the resurrection of their master, the Dark Prince Hastur, in order to control all of New York and the world. The mob is on their side in this, funding their dark projects and rituals needed to bring their dark master out into their world.

The only one that can stop them is a young girl named Annet... born of the cursed bloodline of Hastur, yet against his plans. Her only weapon: a mystic boomerang known as El Viento...

As Annet, you will do battle with the mob, navigating through Sewers, Caves and buildings, collecting bonus items along the way.

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El Viento Genesis Weird boss battle
El Viento Genesis Animé-style cut scene
El Viento Genesis The suspense grows...
El Viento Genesis Outta da way!

Alternate Titles

  • "エル・ヴィエント" -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews

Joystick (French) Nov, 1991 93 out of 100 93
Sega Pro (UK) Nov, 1991 89 out of 100 89
Defunct Games Feb 14, 2013 B+ 83
Pixel-Heroes.de Feb, 2007 8 out of 10 80
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Nov, 1991 31 out of 40 78
All Game Guide 2007 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Power Play Jan, 1992 66 out of 100 66
Play Time Jan, 1992 57 out of 100 57
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Dec, 1991 6 out of 12 50
Entertainment Weekly Feb 28, 1992 D- 16

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Trivia

Monsters

A few of the monsters seem to be taken from the Lovecraftian Mythos, and the name "Hastur" is also a Lovecraft reference.

Title translation

"El Viento" means "The Wind" in Spanish.

Information also contributed by LordFeder
Satoshi Kunsai (1806) added El Viento (Genesis) on Aug 18, 2002