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It's 1928 and the Empire State Building has just been built. What the people of New York City don't know is that a strange cult called the Hastur Group is planning to use it as a sacrificial shrine, in order to summon their demigod Hastur. Thousands of miles away in the mountains of Peru, a young sorceress named Annet, who has used telepathy to harness some of Hastur's power, feels a strange force pulling her to New York. Annet controls the power of El Viento, the wind, and heads to the danger. What she doesn't know is that the Hastur Group has Vincente DeMarco and his band of ruthless gangsters on its side. Through speakeasies, factories, streets, and sewers of NYC, you'll lead Annet in a battle for the Earth that will... blow you away!
A Peruvian teenage girl born of the same bloodline as Hastur and drawn in the vein of Japanese anime, our green-haired heroine dashes about the faded streets of New York trouncing hoods with her soaring steel boomerangs and powerful magic spells. Take a moment to soak in the El Viento game's smooth little touches; Annet's trailing hair ribbons blow gently at her waist in the passing breeze as she stands idle, only to flutter madly above her head every time she leaps high into the air with arms raised to the sky. As one races though the streets decking gun-toting gangsters left and right, the arresting animation of our heroine's vivid turns and the graceful delivery of her boomerang blows may land you in a bit of trouble; remember to keep your eyes fixed on the many enemies that you’re supposed to be paying attention to. That's right – we can't ignore the aforementioned trenchcoated goons, the motorcycling baddies, and the mobster cars that screech to a halt from within the background looking to fire upon us with blazing Thompson machine guns until a few of Annet's fireballs engulf them in massive explosions of vividly colored and pyrotechnic pixels.
El Viento features:
- You play Annet, a sorceress who possesses the power of the wind
- Go up against a cult and a mafia crime boss in a battle for the Earth
- Non-stop side-scrolling action
- One player only
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As Annet, you are trying to shut down the Hastur group and prevent them from resurrecting their evil wind god, Hastur. The god's followers have hired mob boss Vincente DeMarco to stop you. DeMarco's goons are versatile, deadly, and incredibly fast. It will take all the video gaming prowess you have and a lot of practice to succeed in your mission. As Annet you will run, climb stairs and ladders, scale buildings, prance across roof tops, and fight desperately for your life. The controls are excellent in this game, so all the paces you put your character through are smooth and easy. Easy, that is, if it weren't for all the bad guys trying their hardest to kill you.
El-Viento's graphics are good. The animation is much better than anything else you seen on the Genesis console. Annet's headband blowing in the wind as she dashes to her foes is amazing or the way she quickly turns around is both vivid and gorgeous. Also one will notice right away the enormous and pixilated soup Wolf Team calls explosions. They're big, orange, and very boxy – when they're on a single frame. But Wolf Team's animation of the explosions looks wonderful as the gaseous matter pulses and bursts with stunning changing colors. There are many of these explosions present in the title, so they may become cumbersome as they take up almost the entire screen. The anime still shots are breathe taking. Well drawn characters with emotions fleshed out through expressions. Additionally the bland colors give a dark and dreary tone to this story of cults, death, and evil. It's an excellent way to give the mood of the characters to the gamer.
El-Viento is a difficult game, but as Annet you are equipped with the skill, the magic, the weaponry, and the agility to progress to the next level and the next, ultimately running the Hastur group out of town for good.
El Viento system requirements:P-200.
Systems: Windows 9x, Windows 2000 Windows XP.
Game modes: Single game mode .
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