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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 PC-98 Title screen
Elvira Amiga Going up the spiraling staircase.
Elvira Commodore 64 Starting location
Elvira Amiga Horrorsoft logo

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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

Datormagazin Amiga Jul, 1991 91 out of 100 91
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft Atari ST 1992 87 out of 100 87
CU Amiga Amiga Dec, 1990 84 out of 100 84
Commodore Format Commodore 64 May, 1991 84 out of 100 84
Score DOS Feb, 1996 8 out of 10 80
Score Atari ST Feb, 1996 8 out of 10 80
Techtite DOS 2000 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Apr, 1991 7.8 out of 12 65
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Jun, 1991 7.6 out of 12 63
Amiga Format Amiga Feb, 1991 61 out of 100 61

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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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