Elvira (Amiga)

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Elvira: Mistress of the Dark is an adventure game. The game uses a first-person perspective in which the hero wanders around solving puzzles, and combating with undead creatures that have overrun Elvira’s Castle.

This game features dozens of different death sequences. If the cook in the kitchen kills you, for example, you can see your head floating in her cauldron. The game also has a real-time combat system. You have to time your attacks and blocks in order to defeat the enemy.


Elvira Amiga A man with acute hypertricosis.
Elvira Amiga View from the tower
Elvira Amiga Going up the spiraling staircase.
Elvira Amiga Elvira tells you the main quest.

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Alternate Titles

  • "Elvira: The Fantasy Adventure" -- Tag-lined title
  • "Elvira: Mistress of the Dark" -- In-game title

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Critic Reviews

Amiga User International Mar, 1991 93 out of 100 93
Datormagazin Jul, 1991 91 out of 100 91
Zzap! Mar, 1991 90 out of 100 90
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft 1992 89 out of 100 89
Amiga Action Mar, 1991 87 out of 100 87
Raze Mar, 1991 83 out of 100 83
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Feb, 1991 10 out of 12 83
Score Feb, 1996 8 out of 10 80
Power Play Mar, 1991 42 out of 100 42
Amiga Power May, 1991 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 33


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The game uses a modified version of AberMUD with added graphical extensions called the AGOS Engine. AberMUD was originally written by Alan Cox who is now a well-known Linux developer at Red Hat.


  • Computer Gaming World
    • November 1991 (Issue #88) – Role-Playing Game of the Year
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