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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.


Elvira Amiga Going up the spiraling staircase.
Elvira Amiga Elvira tells you the main quest.
Elvira DOS The Captain of the Guard, a mean fellow
Elvira Amiga Captain's office

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Elvira Magazine Advertisement Page 94
Elvira Magazine Advertisement Page 25
Elvira Magazine Advertisement page 63
Elvira Magazine Advertisement


Alternate Titles

  • "Elvira: The Fantasy Adventure" -- Tag-lined title
  • "Elvira: Mistress of the Dark" -- In-game title
  • "Elvira: La Aventura Fantastica" -- Spanish tag-lined 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
Zzap! Amiga Mar, 1991 90 out of 100 90
Raze DOS Mar, 1991 85 out of 100 85
Score Amiga Feb, 1996 8 out of 10 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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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.


  • Computer Gaming World
    • November 1991 (Issue #88) – Role-Playing Game of the Year
  • Enchanted Realms
    • March 1991 (issue #5) – Best Graphic Adventure (Amiga version)
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