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Elvira

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Released
Platforms
MobyRank MobyScore
DOS
...
3.2
PC-98
...
...
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 Atari ST Another fight
Elvira Commodore 64 Exploring the area
Elvira Amiga Going down the spiraling staircase.
Elvira Commodore 64 Starting location

Alternate Titles

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

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The Press Says

Amiga Joker Amiga Nov, 1990 94 out of 100 94
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft Amiga 1992 89 out of 100 89
Amiga Action Amiga Mar, 1991 87 out of 100 87
CU Amiga Amiga Dec, 1990 84 out of 100 84
Techtite DOS 2000 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
ST Format Atari ST May, 1991 80 out of 100 80
Amiga Format Amiga Feb, 1991 61 out of 100 61
Power Play Commodore 64 Aug, 1991 46 out of 100 46
Power Play Amiga Mar, 1991 42 out of 100 42
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 (31330), Terok Nor (17854), Ganjo (36) and Jeanne (75634)