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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 Your enemies
El Viento Genesis Flying vegetables!
El Viento Genesis Animé-style cut scene
El Viento Genesis You have some weird spells...

Promo Images

El Viento Magazine Advertisement BEEP! MegaDrive (SoftBank Creative, Japan), Issue 23 (August 1991)
El Viento Magazine Advertisement BEEP! MegaDrive (SoftBank Creative, Japan), Issue 22 (July 1991)

Alternate Titles

  • "エル・ヴィエント" -- Japanese spelling

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HonestGamers Genesis Jul 19, 2004 10 out of 10 100
HonestGamers Genesis Apr 17, 2005 10 out of 10 100
Sega Pro (UK) Genesis Nov, 1991 89 out of 100 89 Genesis Feb, 2007 8 out of 10 80
SEGA-Mag (Objectif-SEGA) Genesis Nov 07, 2011 8 out of 10 80
Video Games Genesis Dec, 1991 67 out of 100 67
Power Play Genesis Jan, 1992 66 out of 100 66
Play Time Genesis Jan, 1992 57 out of 100 57
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Genesis Dec, 1991 6 out of 12 50
Entertainment Weekly Genesis 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
Contributed to by firefang9212 (50732) and Satoshi Kunsai (2085)