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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 Weird boss battle
El Viento Genesis Wine cellar level
El Viento Genesis Flying vegetables!
El Viento Genesis The bridge is destroyed the moment you step on it

Promo Images

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

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
Sega Pro (UK) Nov, 1991 89 out of 100 89
Defunct Games Feb 14, 2013 B+ 83 Mar 12, 2007 8 out of 10 80
SEGA-Mag (Objectif-SEGA) Nov 07, 2011 8 out of 10 80
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Nov, 1991 31 out of 40 78
Retrogaming History Jan 13, 2010 7.5 out of 10 75
Video Games Dec, 1991 67 out of 100 67
Power Play Jan, 1992 66 out of 100 66
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 (2084) added El Viento (Genesis) on Aug 18, 2002
Other platforms contributed by firefang9212 (56298)