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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 Commodore 64 Exploring the area
Elvira Amiga Captain's office
Elvira DOS Title Screen
Elvira Amiga View from the tower

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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 User International Amiga Mar, 1991 93 out of 100 93
Zero Atari ST Jun, 1990 93 out of 100 93
Datormagazin Amiga Jul, 1991 91 out of 100 91
Zzap! Amiga Mar, 1991 90 out of 100 90
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft Amiga 1992 89 out of 100 89
Raze DOS Mar, 1991 85 out of 100 85
Commodore Format Commodore 64 May, 1991 84 out of 100 84
ST Format Atari ST May, 1991 80 out of 100 80
Score Atari ST Feb, 1996 8 out of 10 80
Power Play Amiga Mar, 1991 42 out of 100 42

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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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