Earnest Evans

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Earnest Evans
Sega Mega Drive
Sega Mega-CD
Wolf Team
System(s): Sega Mega Drive, Sega Mega-CD
Genre: Action

Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega-CD
¥7,300 T-32014

Sega Mega Drive
$61.99[1] 49176

Earnest Evans (アーネストエバンス) is a 1991 platforming action game developed by Wolf Team for the Sega Mega Drive and Sega Mega-CD released in the US and Japan as exclusives for the respective consoles. It is the second in the trilogy following El Viento and followed by Anetto Futatabi — plotwise, however, it comes first in Japan and second in the US for some reason.

Earnest Evans III is on a quest to complete his grandfather's mission of saving the Earth from destruction by hiding three ancient idols with that power from evil hands, in Earnest Evans III's case the bounty hunter Brady Tresidder. Along the way, you meet Annet Myer, your companion through the wilderness, and Sigfried, who knows a lot about the history of the idols.


Gameplay is typical and controls are simple: A attacks, B jumps, C changes weapon. By default you have a long-range whip, but will pick up other weapons later. Pressing Down and Up switches between standing/running, crouching, and crawling.

Each level contains items you must find to open the boss room; after defeating a boss you must flee its chamber and go to a specified point in the level to clear it.

Production credits

Mega Drive version

  • Produced by Masaaki Uno
  • Directed by Bugtarou
  • Programmed by Bugtarou
  • Graphics by Tosio Yamamoto, Masayuki Kaneda, Kazuhiro Nagata, Jun Hoyano
  • Music Composed by Motoi Sakuraba
  • Executive Producer: Masahiro Akishino
  • Cooperation by Ryota Furuya, Jun Hoyano
  • Thanks to Chikaaki Tokuhiro, Fumiaki Fukaya, Hiroshi Ogawa, Jo Asanuma
  • Special Thanks to Kazuyuki Fukushima
  • All Produced by Wolf Team
Source: In-game credits

Magazine articles

Main article: Earnest Evans/Magazine articles.

Promotional material


EGM US 032.pdf

Print advert in
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #32: "March 1992" (1992-xx-xx)

GamePro US 034.pdf

Print advert in
GamePro (US) #34: "May 1992" (1992-xx-xx)

Physical scans

Mega Drive version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
76 №33, p54[1]
72 №18, p65
Sega Mega Drive
Based on
2 reviews

Mega Drive, US
EarnestEvans MD US Box.jpg
Earnestevans md us cart.jpg
EarnestEvans MD US Manual.pdf

Mega-CD version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
53 №159
76 №6, p64/65
90 №5, p51
60 №40
80 №24, p162[2]
50 №3, p50-52[3]
91 №5, p62/63[4]
75 №18, p74
76 №1/93, p16[5]
Sega Mega-CD
Based on
9 reviews

Mega-CD, JP
EarnestEvans MCD JP Box Back.jpgEarnestEvans MCD JP Box Front.jpg
EarnestEvans MCD JP Spinecard.JPG
EarnestEvans MCD JP Disc.jpg
Earnest Evans MCD JP Manual.pdf

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 a243816d
MD5 6a2d2ac410a424fcb66a72ec0dff9484
SHA-1 cb5a2a928e2c2016f915e07e1d148672563183f0
1MB 1991-12 Cartridge (US)


  1. 1.0 1.1 File:GamePro US 033.pdf, page 56
  2. File:Joystick FR 024.pdf, page 162
  3. File:MegaTech UK 03.pdf, page 50
  4. File:SegaPro UK 05.pdf, page 62
  5. File:SegaForce SE 1993 01.pdf, page 16