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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 Elvira's first appearance
Elvira Amiga Horrorsoft logo
Elvira PC-98 Title screen
Elvira PC-98 A very... err... interesting company logo

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
Datormagazin Amiga Jul, 1991 91 out of 100 91
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft DOS 1992 89 out of 100 89
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft Amiga 1992 89 out of 100 89
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft Commodore 64 1992 87 out of 100 87
Commodore Format Commodore 64 May, 1991 84 out of 100 84
CU Amiga Amiga Dec, 1990 84 out of 100 84
ST Format Atari ST May, 1991 80 out of 100 80
Dragon DOS May, 1991 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Apr, 1991 7.8 out of 12 65

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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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Related Web Sites

  • 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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