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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 Amiga Captain's close-up
Elvira PC-98 Title screen
Elvira Amiga Elvira tells you the main quest.
Elvira Amiga Portcullis

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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

Zero Atari ST Jun, 1990 93 out of 100 93
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft Commodore 64 1992 87 out of 100 87
CU Amiga Amiga Dec, 1990 84 out of 100 84
Dragon DOS May, 1991 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 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
Amiga Format Amiga Feb, 1991 61 out of 100 61
Power Play Amiga Mar, 1991 42 out of 100 42
Power Play Atari ST May, 1991 42 out of 100 42
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Amiga May, 1991 Unscored Unscored

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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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