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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 Entrance museum
Elvira Atari ST I'm dead (again and again)
Elvira Commodore 64 Exploring the area
Elvira Amiga Game start

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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 Amiga Mar, 1991 93 out of 100 93
Zero Atari ST Jun, 1990 93 out of 100 93
Raze DOS Mar, 1991 85 out of 100 85
Commodore Format Commodore 64 May, 1991 84 out of 100 84
CU Amiga Amiga Dec, 1990 84 out of 100 84
Raze Amiga Mar, 1991 83 out of 100 83
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Apr, 1991 7.8 out of 12 65
Power Play Commodore 64 Aug, 1991 46 out of 100 46
Power Play Atari ST May, 1991 42 out of 100 42
PC-Spiele '92 DOS 1991 4 out of 10 40

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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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