History VideoGame / EarnestEvans

20th Apr '18 1:40:28 PM MightyKombat
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The game takes place in 1926, in various different ruins and temples around the world, as U.S. treasure hunter Earnest Evans finds himself entangled in a sinister plot hatched by mafia bigwig UsefulNotes/AlCapone and cult leader Ulrich to resurrect the dark god Hastur. Along the way, Earnest is joined by Annet Myer, the heroine of ''VideoGame/ElViento'', whom he finds in an old temple, offered as a sacrifice to Hastur, and the enigmatic Zigfried Munchaunsen, a man who also seeks to stop the return of Hastur.

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The game takes place in 1926, in various different ruins and temples around the world, as 1926. U.S. treasure hunter Earnest Evans is sent on a special requested assignment by President UsefulNotes/CalvinCoolidge to obtain the Necronomicon. Despite not usually taking jobs or requests, curiosity gets the better of Earnest and he accepts the job...and along the way, finds himself entangled in a sinister plot hatched by mafia bigwig UsefulNotes/AlCapone and cult leader Ulrich to resurrect the dark god Hastur. Along the way, During his adventure, Earnest is joined by Annet Myer, the heroine of ''VideoGame/ElViento'', whom he finds in an old temple, offered as a sacrifice to Hastur, and the enigmatic Zigfried Munchaunsen, a man a(n eventually) former colleague of Capone who also seeks to stop the return of Hastur.



* AnachronismStew: Though its set in 1926, at one point we see a newspaper advertising Music/IronMaiden's [[http://rq87.flyingomelette.com/RQ/Annet/earnestl10bonus1.png World Slavery tour]]. Who knew they could time travel?

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* AnachronismStew: Though its set in 1926, at one point we see a newspaper advertising Music/IronMaiden's [[http://rq87.flyingomelette.com/RQ/Annet/earnestl10bonus1.png World Slavery tour]].tour]] as well as a random headline about British rock group Music/TheAdicts. Who knew they could time travel?



* OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: Earnest is able to rescue Zigfried from Capone's clutches, get captured himself and escape and even get Capone arrested...and all these are merely told to us by Earnest in cutscene form.

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* OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: Earnest is able to reclaim the Necronomicon back from Zigfried, rescue Zigfried from Capone's clutches, get captured himself and escape and even get Capone arrested...and all these are merely told to us by Earnest in cutscene form.
* OurPresidentsAreDifferent: President Coolidge of the somewhat Personable type. He hires Earnest to search for the Necronomicon which Earnest, despite not usually taking requests, agrees to out of insatiable curiosity towards the book. After all is said and done though, in the ending, Coolidge decides that even with the immense power it holds, America has no need of it, not with [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII the wars to come.]]
19th Apr '18 3:40:13 PM MightyKombat
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Up until April 2018, plot details were scarce due to a lack of interest in translating the game's dialogue up until a collaboration between [[shmuplations.com shmuplations]] and [=RageQuitter87=] helped shed light onto the game's story for westerners. You can read the translation of this game (as well as a general guide) in the Earnest/Annet trilogy shrine by [=RageQuitter87=] [[http://rq87.flyingomelette.com/RQ/A&E/EE/1.html here]], where he also has a look at ''El Viento'' and distant sequel ''Annet Futatabi''.

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Up until April 2018, plot details were scarce due to a lack of interest in translating the game's dialogue up until a collaboration between [[shmuplations.[[https://shmuplations.com shmuplations]] and [=RageQuitter87=] helped shed light onto the game's story for westerners. You can read the translation of this game (as well as a general guide) in the Earnest/Annet trilogy shrine by [=RageQuitter87=] [[http://rq87.flyingomelette.com/RQ/A&E/EE/1.html here]], where he also has a look at ''El Viento'' and distant sequel ''Annet Futatabi''.



* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Ulrich the cult leader, who speaks with UsefulNotes/AlCapone in level 6's cutscene never appears again afterward, though its likely he was the penultimate boss in level 12.

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Ulrich the cult leader, who speaks with UsefulNotes/AlCapone in level 6's cutscene never appears again afterward, though its likely he was the penultimate boss in level 12.12 since in ''VideoGame/ElViento'' the cult is now led by Henry.
19th Apr '18 3:30:34 PM MightyKombat
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Further details about its plot are scarce due to the fact that no effort so far has been made in translating the cutscenes to English. For a more detailed attempt at analyzing this game, you can check out the Earnest/Annet trilogy shrine by [=RageQuitter87=] [[http://rq87.flyingomelette.com/RQ/A&E/EE/1.html here]], where he also has a look at ''El Viento'' and distant sequel ''Annet Futatabi''.

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Further Up until April 2018, plot details about its plot are were scarce due to the fact that no effort so far has been made a lack of interest in translating the cutscenes to English. For game's dialogue up until a more detailed attempt at analyzing collaboration between [[shmuplations.com shmuplations]] and [=RageQuitter87=] helped shed light onto the game's story for westerners. You can read the translation of this game, you can check out game (as well as a general guide) in the Earnest/Annet trilogy shrine by [=RageQuitter87=] [[http://rq87.flyingomelette.com/RQ/A&E/EE/1.html here]], where he also has a look at ''El Viento'' and distant sequel ''Annet Futatabi''.



%%* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu

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%%* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: The game's final boss is a piece of Hastur unleashed by the villains. Earnest is still able to whip it into submission allowing Annet to seal it back up. [[VideoGame/ElViento And deal with him again many years later.]]



* HeelFaceTurn: When Zigfried first appears to Earnest and Annet, he is not on their side, giving a good dose of EvilLaughter and hostility as well as holding the Necronomicon. By level 6, he's suddenly switched sides.

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* HeelFaceTurn: When Zigfried first appears to Earnest and Annet, he is not on their side, giving a good dose of EvilLaughter and hostility as well as holding the Necronomicon. By level 6, he's suddenly switched sides.Necronomicon that Earnest is looking for. Unfortunately he also has issues with Al Capone siding with Ulrich's cult in a plot to destroy humanity, so Capone imprisoned him. Zigfried ultimately joins Earnest as thanks for rescuing him offscreen. [[spoiler:Ironically, Zigfried (or rather, Nyarlathotep) had evil plans of his own in ''Annet Futatabi''.]]



* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Al Capone appears in the cutscene preceding level 6. Sega CD only, though. Its arguable whether Brady was meant to be this for him in the Genesis port.
* NoExportForYou: The UsefulNotes/SegaCD version. Overseas territories only got the Genesis version with no in-game story.

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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Al Capone appears in the cutscene preceding level 6.6, looking quite unlike his real self. Sega CD only, though. Its arguable whether Brady was meant to be this for him in the Genesis port.
* NoExportForYou: The UsefulNotes/SegaCD version. Overseas territories only got the Genesis version with no in-game story.
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* OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: Earnest is able to rescue Zigfried from Capone's clutches, get captured himself and escape and even get Capone arrested...and all these are merely told to us by Earnest in cutscene form.



* RaidersOfTheLostParody: The game is pretty much this, all the way to the "rolling boulder scene" in the closing credits [[spoiler: that squashes Earnest in the end]]. The titular hero is a whip-wielding archaeologist, chasing after a macguffin that would summon the dark god Hastur and end the world. The first level is very much like the opening of ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk'', rolling boulder and all (though a bug allows you to get ''behind'' the boulder) and subsequent levels have Earnest travel the world shown with a red line along a map. About the only element absent is the Nazis, replaced by both the cult of Hastur, and the Mafia.

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* RaidersOfTheLostParody: The game is pretty much this, all the way to the "rolling boulder scene" in the closing credits [[spoiler: that squashes Earnest in the end]]. The titular hero is a whip-wielding archaeologist, chasing after a macguffin that would summon the dark god Hastur and end the world. The first level is very much like the opening of ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk'', rolling boulder and all (though a bug allows you to get ''behind'' the boulder) and subsequent levels have Earnest travel the world shown with a red line along a map. About the only element absent is the Nazis, replaced by both the cult of Hastur, and the Capone Mafia.
20th Sep '17 4:03:12 AM Doug86
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* {{Expy}}: The game itself could be considered one big ''Franchise/IndianaJones'' ripoff, with Earnest wielding a whip, outrunning a boulder (When the game works right), the game itself being set in the 1920s similar to the Indy movies generally being set around UsefulNotes/WorldWar2 and at one point you can get a powerup which has Earnest don a hat. Which also gives him a [[VideoGame/CastlevaniaIISimonsQuest flame whip]], leading to comparisons with ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'', including to do with the platforming elements and Earnest using a whip.

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* {{Expy}}: The game itself could be considered one big ''Franchise/IndianaJones'' ripoff, with Earnest wielding a whip, outrunning a boulder (When the game works right), the game itself being set in the 1920s similar to the Indy movies generally being set around UsefulNotes/WorldWar2 UsefulNotes/WorldWarII and at one point you can get a powerup which has Earnest don a hat. Which also gives him a [[VideoGame/CastlevaniaIISimonsQuest flame whip]], leading to comparisons with ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'', including to do with the platforming elements and Earnest using a whip.
10th Apr '17 2:15:59 PM nombretomado
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''Earnest Evans'' is a 1991 platform sidescroller made by [[Creator/TelenetJapan Wolf Team]], with music composed by Creator/MotoiSakuraba for the {{SEGA}} [[UsefulNotes/SegaCD MegaCD]] (in Japan only), with a watered down [[UsefulNotes/SegaGenesis Genesis/MegaDrive]] port released overseas. It is chronologically the first chapter of the "Earnest Evans trilogy", ironically being the only game in which you play as Earnest.

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''Earnest Evans'' is a 1991 platform sidescroller made by [[Creator/TelenetJapan Wolf Team]], with music composed by Creator/MotoiSakuraba for the {{SEGA}} Creator/{{SEGA}} [[UsefulNotes/SegaCD MegaCD]] (in Japan only), with a watered down [[UsefulNotes/SegaGenesis Genesis/MegaDrive]] port released overseas. It is chronologically the first chapter of the "Earnest Evans trilogy", ironically being the only game in which you play as Earnest.
1st Feb '17 12:36:23 PM Morgenthaler
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* RyoHorikawa: Voices Zigfried.
1st Feb '17 12:35:54 PM Morgenthaler
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* [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu Did You Just Whip Hastur To Death?]]

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* [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu Did You Just Whip Hastur To Death?]]%%* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu
1st Feb '17 12:35:33 PM Morgenthaler
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* CthulhuMythos: Much like ''El Viento'', the dark god Hastur is involved, and at one point, Earnest and Annet obtain an artifact explicitly called the Elder Sign, used to seal Hastur away.
28th Nov '15 11:28:01 PM nombretomado
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''Earnest Evans'' is a 1991 platform sidescroller made by [[Creator/TelenetJapan Wolf Team]], with music composed by Creator/MotoiSakuraba for the {{SEGA}} [[SegaCD MegaCD]] (in Japan only), with a watered down [[SegaGenesis Genesis/MegaDrive]] port released overseas. It is chronologically the first chapter of the "Earnest Evans trilogy", ironically being the only game in which you play as Earnest.

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''Earnest Evans'' is a 1991 platform sidescroller made by [[Creator/TelenetJapan Wolf Team]], with music composed by Creator/MotoiSakuraba for the {{SEGA}} [[SegaCD [[UsefulNotes/SegaCD MegaCD]] (in Japan only), with a watered down [[SegaGenesis [[UsefulNotes/SegaGenesis Genesis/MegaDrive]] port released overseas. It is chronologically the first chapter of the "Earnest Evans trilogy", ironically being the only game in which you play as Earnest.



* NoExportForYou: The SegaCD version. Overseas territories only got the Genesis version with no in-game story.

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* NoExportForYou: The SegaCD UsefulNotes/SegaCD version. Overseas territories only got the Genesis version with no in-game story.
13th Jul '15 1:11:33 PM WoodyAlienCubed
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Further details about its plot are scarce due to the fact that no effort so far has been made in translating the cutscenes to English. For a more detailed attempt at analyzing this game, you can check out the Earnest/Annet trilogy shrine by [=RageQuitter87=] [[http://rq87.flyingomelette.com/RQ/Annet/earnestmain.html here]], where he also has a look at ''El Viento'' and distant sequel ''Annet Futatabi''.

Or you can check out the game in its entierty via WebVideo/{{Retsupurae}}'s hilarious video of said game [[http://blip.tv/slowbeef/earnest-goes-to-anime-5467989 here]].

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Further details about its plot are scarce due to the fact that no effort so far has been made in translating the cutscenes to English. For a more detailed attempt at analyzing this game, you can check out the Earnest/Annet trilogy shrine by [=RageQuitter87=] [[http://rq87.flyingomelette.com/RQ/Annet/earnestmain.com/RQ/A&E/EE/1.html here]], where he also has a look at ''El Viento'' and distant sequel ''Annet Futatabi''.

Or you can check out the game in its entierty entirety via WebVideo/{{Retsupurae}}'s hilarious video of said game [[http://blip.tv/slowbeef/earnest-goes-to-anime-5467989 here]].



* EverythingTryingToKillYou: Giant bugs, moai statues, giant knife-throwing scorpions, earthworm, giant floating worms, coal monster, bouncing ribcages, windworms, death traps, giant spiders, floating skulls and so on.

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* EverythingTryingToKillYou: Giant bugs, moai statues, giant knife-throwing scorpions, earthworm, earthworms, giant floating worms, coal monster, bouncing ribcages, windworms, death traps, giant spiders, floating skulls and so on.
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