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Description

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.

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Elvira DOS Have you brought a wooden stick ?
Elvira DOS The Captain of the Guard, a mean fellow
Elvira Amiga Going down the spiraling staircase.
Elvira Atari ST Somebody cheated with the stats

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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 Action Amiga Mar, 1991 87 out of 100 87
Raze DOS Mar, 1991 85 out of 100 85
Commodore Format Commodore 64 May, 1991 84 out of 100 84
Raze Amiga Mar, 1991 83 out of 100 83
Score Amiga Feb, 1996 8 out of 10 80
Score DOS Feb, 1996 8 out of 10 80
64'er Commodore 64 Aug, 1991 7 out of 10 70
Amiga Format Amiga Feb, 1991 61 out of 100 61
Power Play Commodore 64 Aug, 1991 46 out of 100 46
Amiga Power Amiga May, 1991 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 33

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Trivia

Engine

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.

Awards

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