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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 DOS Have you brought a wooden stick ?
Elvira PC-98 A very... err... interesting company logo
Elvira DOS Title Screen 2
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 Joker Amiga Nov, 1990 94 out of 100 94
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft Amiga 1992 89 out of 100 89
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft DOS 1992 89 out of 100 89
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft Commodore 64 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 Atari ST Feb, 1996 8 out of 10 80
Score DOS Feb, 1996 8 out of 10 80
Retroguiden Amiga Feb 25, 2011 4 out of 10 40
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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