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Elvira

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Released
Platforms
MobyRank MobyScore
DOS
...
3.2
Commodore 64
...
...
Amiga
72
4.1
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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 Death screen
Elvira Commodore 64 Exploring the area
Elvira Amiga Elvira tells you the main quest.
Elvira Amiga View from the tower

Alternate Titles

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

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The Press Says

Datormagazin Amiga Jul, 1991 91 out of 100 91
Zzap! Amiga Mar, 1991 90 out of 100 90
Atari ST User Atari ST Aug, 1991 87 out of 100 87
ST Format Atari ST May, 1991 80 out of 100 80
64'er Commodore 64 Aug, 1991 7 out of 10 70
Amiga Format Amiga Feb, 1991 61 out of 100 61
Power Play Commodore 64 Aug, 1991 46 out of 100 46
Power Play Atari ST May, 1991 42 out of 100 42
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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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.)
Contributed to by POMAH (33052), Terok Nor (18323), Ganjo (36) and Jeanne (75624)