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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 PC-98 A very... err... interesting company logo
Elvira Atari ST Another fight
Elvira Amiga Elvira tells you the main quest.
Elvira Amiga Elvira's first appearance

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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

Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft Atari ST 1992 87 out of 100 87
Amiga Action Amiga Mar, 1991 87 out of 100 87
CU Amiga Amiga Dec, 1990 84 out of 100 84
Raze Amiga Mar, 1991 83 out of 100 83
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Feb, 1991 10 out of 12 83
ST Format Atari ST May, 1991 80 out of 100 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
Power Play Amiga Mar, 1991 42 out of 100 42
Power Play Atari ST May, 1991 42 out of 100 42

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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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