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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.

Screenshots

Elvira Amiga Death screen
Elvira Amiga View from the tower
Elvira Amiga Horrorsoft logo
Elvira Amiga Going up the spiraling staircase.

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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

Zero Atari ST Jun, 1990 93 out of 100 93
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft Commodore 64 1992 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
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Feb, 1991 10 out of 12 83
Score Amiga Feb, 1996 8 out of 10 80
Dragon DOS May, 1991 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Score Atari ST Feb, 1996 8 out of 10 80
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Jun, 1991 7.6 out of 12 63
PC-Spiele '92 DOS 1991 4 out of 10 40

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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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