El Viento

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El Viento
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Publisher: Wolf Team (Japan), Renovation Products (US)
Developer:
Sound driver: Wolf Team sound driver
Genre: Action[1]

















Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
JP
¥8,5008,500 T-32063
Sega Mega Drive
US
$69.9969.99[3] 49136
Sega Mega Drive
FR
49136

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El Viento (エル・ヴィエント) is a 1991 action platformer developed by Wolf Team for the Sega Mega Drive and published exclusively in the US and Japan by Renovation Products. It is the first game to be released in the trilogy followed by Earnest Evans and Anetto Futatabi.

A UK release, set to be distributed by Ubisoft for £44.99 in November 1991, was planned[4] but cancelled for unknown reasons. However, the Genesis version was officially distributed in France with an extra translated manual.[5]

Story

In 1928, Henry, a mad religious leader, attempts to awaken the terrible god Hastur using sorceress Restiana as willing sacrifice. Realizing the destruction this would cause, Annet Myer, Earnest Evans's companion in the first game, goes out to stop Henry and his cult followers.

Gameplay

Annet can throw boomerangs with A and jump with B. She also can use one of a variety of magic spells which are all thrown with C; she has limited magic power and can refill her magic power with power-ups. Unlike Earnest Evans, she can only crouch and stand still while crouching, though she can still fire while crouching. Each level is split up into multiple parts, and there is no prerequisite for leaving a part of a level, but she must still find the boss chamber.

Production credits

Source:
In-game credits


Magazine articles

Main article: El Viento/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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Print advert in Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #30: "January 1992" (199x-xx-xx)
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Print advert in Beep! MegaDrive (JP) #1991-07: "July 1991" (1991-06-08)
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Print advert in Beep! MegaDrive (JP) #1991-08: "August 1991" (1991-07-08)
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Print advert in Beep! MegaDrive (JP) #1991-09: "September 1991" (1991-08-08)
also published in:

Physical scans

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Publication Score Source
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Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
1700 igr dlya Sega (RU)
60
[7]
ACE (UK)
52
[8]
Beep! MegaDrive (JP) NTSC-J
65
[9]
Consoles + (FR)
82
[10]
Console XS (UK) NTSC-J
90
[11]
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
78
[12]
Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 1 (RU)
50
[13]
Famitsu (JP) NTSC-J
55
[14]
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
92
[3]
Games-X (UK)
60
[15]
Hippon Super (JP) NTSC-J
60
[16]
Joypad (FR) NTSC-J
93
[17]
Joystick (FR) NTSC-J
93
[18]
Mega Drive Fan (JP) NTSC-J
67
[19]
MegaTech (UK)
80
[20]
Mean Machines Sega (UK)
80
[21]
Play Time (DE)
67
[22]
Power Play (DE)
66
[23]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
89
[4]
Sega Pro (UK)
89
[24]
Sega Pro (UK)
88
[25]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
74
[26]
Tricks 16 bit (RU)
66
[27]
Video Games (DE)
67
[28]
Sega Mega Drive
73
Based on
24 reviews

El Viento

Mega Drive, JP
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Manual
Mega Drive, US
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Manual
Mega Drive, FR
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Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 070a1ceb
MD5 6ddf640c2c5f91f12487d813b6257114
SHA-1 b53e901725fd6220d8e6d19ef8df42e89e0874db
1MB 1991-09 Cartridge (US)
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 6091c36e
MD5 150e774ff1c31a76095a8bddf9975456
SHA-1 564ffd2a40b9bebe30587182a644050de474aa5a
1MB 1991-09 Cartridge (JP)

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 https://sega.jp/history/hard/megadrive/software_l.html (Wayback Machine: 2020-07-02 23:21)
  2. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "October 1991" (US; 1991-xx-xx), page 100
  3. 3.0 3.1 GamePro, "February 1992" (US; 199x-xx-xx), page 58
  4. 4.0 4.1 Sega Pro, "November 1991" (UK; 1991-xx-xx), page 56
  5. http://www.guardiana.net/MDG-Database/Mega%20Drive/El%20Viento/
  6. Beep! MegaDrive, "October 1991" (JP; 1991-09-07), page 4
  7. 1700 igr dlya Sega, "" (RU; 2003-xx-xx), page 71
  8. ACE, "November 1991" (UK; 1991-10-08), page 93
  9. Beep! MegaDrive, "October 1991" (JP; 1991-09-07), page 36
  10. Consoles +, "Novembre 1991" (FR; 1991-11-07), page 46
  11. Console XS, "June/July 1992" (UK; 1992-04-23), page 129
  12. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "November 1991" (US; 1991-1x-xx), page 24
  13. Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 1, "" (RU; 1999-xx-xx), page 311
  14. Famitsu, "1991-09-27" (JP; 1991-09-13), page 39
  15. Games-X, "26th September-2nd October 1991" (UK; 1991-09-26), page 35
  16. Hippon Super, "October 1991" (JP; 1991-09-04), page 90
  17. Joypad, "Novembre 1991" (FR; 1991-10-1x), page 40
  18. Joystick, "Novembre 1991" (FR; 1991-1x-xx), page 144
  19. Mega Drive Fan, "December 1991" (JP; 1991-11-08), page 91
  20. MegaTech, "Xmas 1991" (UK; 1991-12-06), page 77
  21. Mean Machines Sega, "October 1992" (UK; 1992-09-xx), page 138
  22. Play Time, "2/92" (DE; 1992-01-08), page 95
  23. Power Play, "1/92" (DE; 1991-12-11), page 178
  24. Sega Pro, "December 1991" (UK; 1991-11-21), page 55
  25. Sega Pro, "April 1993" (UK; 1993-03-11), page 65
  26. Sega Saturn Magazine, "September 1995" (JP; 1995-08-08), page 85
  27. Tricks 16 bit, "Tricks Sega Gold 800 igr" (RU; 1998-xx-xx), page 65
  28. Video Games, "4/91" (DE; 1991-12-06), page 29


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