Elvira

aka: Elvira: La Aventura Fantastica, Elvira: Mistress of the Dark, Elvira: The Fantasy Adventure
Moby ID: 4050
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Elvira: Mistress of the Dark is an RPG/adventure game. The game uses a first-person perspective view in which the main protagonist wanders around the castle in which Elvira is held captive by dark forces commanded by Lady Emelda. The player has to find six special keys to retrieve a magical dagger and scroll to kill Lady Emelda in order to free Elvira. In the castle and its surroundings the player can find many useful items that may be useful or ingredients that can be used to create spells and potions. The latter can be only prepared by Elvira who resides mostly in the kitchen. The castle is also full of enemies like undead creatures or bewitched knights that player has to kill. The game uses a real-time combat system - you have to time your attacks and blocks in order to defeat the enemy.

One of the unique elements of the game are different death sequences that are played when the player dies from many different occasions.

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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
  • Enchanted Realms
    • March 1991 (issue #5) – Best Graphic Adventure (Amiga version)

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Game added by Ganjo.

Amiga added by POMAH. Linux, Macintosh, Windows added by Plok. PC-98 added by Terok Nor. Atari ST, Commodore 64 added by Jeanne.

Additional contributors: Trixter, Corn Popper, jean-louis, Macs Black, Patrick Bregger, Narushima, ZeTomes.

Game added May 25, 2001. Last modified January 19, 2024.