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|System(s): Sega Mega Drive|
|Publisher: Wolf Team (JP), Renovation Products (US)|
|Developer: Wolf Team|
|Sound driver: Wolf Team sound driver|
|Number of players: 1|
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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 but cancelled for unknown reasons. However, the Genesis version was officially distributed in France with a translated notice.
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.
Annet can throw boomerangs with and jump with . She also can use one of a variety of magic spells which are all thrown with ; 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.
- Source: In-game credits
- Main article: El Viento/Magazine articles.
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- GamePro, "February 1992" (US; 199x-xx-xx), page 58
- Electronic Gaming Monthly, "October 1991" (US; 1991-xx-xx), page 100
- Sega Pro, "November 1991" (UK; 1991-xx-xx), page 56
- Beep! MegaDrive, "October 1991" (JP; 1991-09-07), page 4
- ACE, "November 1991" (UK; 1991-10-08), page 93
- Beep! MegaDrive, "October 1991" (JP; 1991-09-07), page 34 (36)
- Sega Saturn Magazine, "September 1995" (JP; 1995-08-08), page 83 (85)
- Consoles +, "Novembre 1991" (FR; 1991-xx-xx), page 46-47 (46)
- GamePro, "February 1992" (US; 199x-xx-xx), page 56 (58)
- Joystick, "Novembre 1991" (FR; 1991-xx-xx), page 144
- MegaTech, "Xmas 1991" (UK; 1991-12-06), page 77
- Sega Pro, "November 1991" (UK; 1991-xx-xx), page 56-57 (56)