Earnest Evans is an action platformer developed by Wolf Team for the Sega Mega CD. A US version was released a year after the original Japanese release on the Sega Genesis and lacked the original version's animated cut-scenes and full CD soundtrack.
Earnest Evans is the first game in a trilogy, the other two being El Viento and Annet Futatabi, the latter of which didn't see a US release.
Earnest Evans III embarks on his grandfather’s failed journey to discover three ancient idols that hold the power to destroy Earth. Opposing Earnest is another treasure hunter named Brady Tresidder who wants to obtain the idols so that he may use their power to rule the world. With his trusty whip at his side Earnest will encounter various exotic locales and characters on his journey to find the ancient idols.
When the Genesis version was released Electronic Gaming Monthly issued the following scores, 6,7,5,7 adding, "...a nice combination of graphics, unknown paths and whip 'em out action, but none of its individual characteristics saves it from being slighty above average over all."