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Elf (Amiga)

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Description

Cornelius the Elf was living peacefully in a forest with his sweetheart Elisa. However, an evil creature known as Necrilous the Not-Very-Nice kidnapped Elisa and disappeared with her. Cornelius must embark on a perilous journey to rescue the love of his life.

Elf is a platform action game with light adventure elements. Cornelius is armed with a ring that fires projectiles at enemies. During the course of the game he can collect herbs and animals (called "pets"), which can be traded in shops for upgrades such as stronger attacks, extra speed, magic spells, or devices such as a flying machine. In addition, certain segments require the player to communicate with NPCs populating the game world and fulfill their requests, usually by obtaining specific items for them.

The game keeps track of the player character's behavior, assigning the player a rating and affecting the ending scene depending on the protagonist's actions, which mainly involve killing or sparing the lives of the game's non-hostile characters. The protagonist's health is measured in hearts and lives, which can be replenished or increased. The player can save the game between stages.

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Elf Amiga Top ten
Elf Amiga Spider and rabbit approaching
Elf Amiga Main menu
Elf Amiga Gems found

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Critic Reviews

The One for Amiga Games Jun, 1991 90 out of 100 90
Datormagazin Nov, 1991 89 out of 100 89
Amiga Action Aug, 1991 87 out of 100 87
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Sep, 1991 810 out of 1000 81
Amiga Joker Sep, 1991 81 out of 100 81
Info Apr, 1992 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Amiga Power Sep, 1991 73 out of 100 73
Power Play Dec, 1991 69 out of 100 69
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Nov, 1991 8 out of 12 67
Amiga Power Oct, 1991 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 67

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Trivia

Message

The first Amiga disk contains the following message from the authors of the game to all potential crackers:

Well, well, well. What can I write in this sector ? I could tell you nosy sods to bugger off. Hmmm, OK then ... BUGGER OFF YOU NOSY SODS !!!!!!!! Copy this disk and your knob will fall off. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED. Don't come running to me with your meat and two veg ! I was only joking - honest .... BYE BYE. See you on the next game ....

Awards

  • ST Format
    • January 1993 (issue #42) - #12 in '50 finest Atari ST games of all time' list

Christian Klein (6031) added Elf (Amiga) on Dec 31, 2003
Other platforms contributed by Martin Smith (62888) and Fafnir (72)