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DescriptionCornelius 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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The Press Says
|Amiga Action||Amiga||Aug, 1991||87 out of 100||87|
|Amiga Joker||Amiga||Sep, 1991||81 out of 100||81|
|PC Games (Germany)||DOS||Dec, 1992||74 out of 100||74|
|Power Play||Amiga||Dec, 1991||69 out of 100||69|
|ASM (Aktueller Software Markt)||Atari ST||Nov, 1991||8 out of 12||67|
|ASM (Aktueller Software Markt)||DOS||Feb, 1993||8 out of 12||67|
|PC Player (Germany)||DOS||Jan, 1993||53 out of 100||53|
|Power Play||DOS||Jan, 1993||48 out of 100||48|
|The DOS Spirit||DOS||Sep 13, 2009||1.5 out of 6||25|
|Topic||# Posts||Last Post|
|What keys?||4||Rwolf (6255)
Feb 10, 2013
MessageThe 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 ....
- ST Format
- January 1993 (issue #42) - #12 in '50 finest Atari ST games of all time' list