El Viento (Genesis)

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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.


El Viento Genesis Castle level
El Viento Genesis Battle on the street
El Viento Genesis Running up the stairs...
El Viento Genesis You have some weird spells...

Alternate Titles

  • "エル・ヴィエント" -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews

HonestGamers Jul 19, 2004 10 out of 10 100
HonestGamers Apr 17, 2005 10 out of 10 100
SEGA-Mag (Objectif-SEGA) Nov 07, 2011 8 out of 10 80
Pixel-Heroes.de Feb, 2007 8 out of 10 80
Sega-16.com Mar 12, 2007 8 out of 10 80
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Nov, 1991 7.8 out of 10 78
Retrogaming History Jan 13, 2010 7.5 out of 10 75
Video Games Dec, 1991 67 out of 100 67
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Dec, 1991 6 out of 12 50
Entertainment Weekly Feb 28, 1992 D- 16


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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 (1810) added El Viento (Genesis) on Aug 18, 2002