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The story of the game is connected to that of El Viento. Earnest Evans is a brave treasure hunter. His grandfather was a famous archaeologist who searched for three legendary idols in the 1930s. It was said that those idols could bring disaster upon the Earth if fallen into the wrong hands. But despite his efforts, he could never find even one of the idols. Now it's up to the grandson to continue his work, fifty years later. But the evil syndicate leader Brady Tressider has his own plans, and will do anything to stop Earnest...

This is an action platform game in which you control Earnest Evans, armed with his trusty whip. The hero can jump, climb ropes, crouch, and crawl. There are plenty of obstacles on the levels (bottomless pits, spikes, crushing bridges, lava, etc.), as well as gangsters and monsters to dispose of.


Earnest Evans Genesis Climbing a rope
Earnest Evans Genesis Hey, that hurts...
Earnest Evans Genesis Lava. Very dangerous
Earnest Evans Genesis Spikes & moving platforms

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Alternate Titles

  • "アーネストエバンス" -- Japanese Sega CD title

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Critic Reviews

Sega Pro (UK) Mar, 1992 91 out of 100 91
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) May, 1992 25 out of 40 62 Dec 05, 2005 6 out of 10 60
The Video Game Critic Sep 13, 2001 D+ 33
IGN May 14, 2008 3 out of 10 30 Feb, 2007 3 out of 10 30


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The game's name is a pun on Ernest Evans, the real name of singer Chubby Checker (which was itself a pun on the name Fats Domino).
Unicorn Lynx (181697) added Earnest Evans (Genesis) on May 01, 2005
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