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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.


Elvira Atari ST I'm dead (again and again)
Elvira Amiga Death screen
Elvira PC-98 A very... err... interesting company logo
Elvira Amiga Game start

Alternate Titles

  • "Elvira: The Fantasy Adventure" -- Tag-lined title
  • "Elvira: Mistress of the Dark" -- In-game title

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Critic Reviews

Amiga Joker Amiga Nov, 1990 94 out of 100 94
Zero Atari ST Jun, 1990 93 out of 100 93
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft Atari ST 1992 87 out of 100 87
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft Commodore 64 1992 87 out of 100 87
Raze DOS Mar, 1991 85 out of 100 85
Raze Amiga Mar, 1991 83 out of 100 83
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Feb, 1991 10 out of 12 83
Techtite DOS 2000 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
64'er Commodore 64 Aug, 1991 7 out of 10 70
Power Play DOS Mar, 1991 42 out of 100 42


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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.


  • Computer Gaming World
    • November 1991 (Issue #88) – Role-Playing Game of the Year
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  • ScummVM (supports the DOS, Amiga and Atari ST versions of Elvira: Mistress of The Dark under Windows, Linux, Macintosh and other platforms.)
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