The main character of Hiouden is Richard A. MacIntyre, the titular Scarlet King. His castle has been taken over by the Macaulays, and everyone in the castle was executed except him. He fled to the hanging gardens in the castle to regroup. There he discovers Beatrix, a dryad, who grants him the ability to summon demons. Thus begins his quest to retake his home.
The game can be played using the SNES mouse or a normal controller.
- This game is also noted as Yoshiharu Gotanda's first work as the lead programmer.
- It is the second to last game Wolfteam developed before the big staff breakup.
- Richard A. MacIntyre makes a cameo appearance in Harmel Village in the game Tales of Phantasia as the city mayor and store owner.