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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 Castle courtyard
Elvira Amiga Going down the spiraling staircase.
Elvira Amiga Death screen
Elvira Amiga Title screen

Promo Images

Elvira Magazine Advertisement Page 25
Elvira Magazine Advertisement Page 94
Elvira Magazine Advertisement
Elvira Magazine Advertisement


Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

Amiga Joker Nov, 1990 94 out of 100 94
Amiga User International Mar, 1991 93 out of 100 93
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft 1992 89 out of 100 89
CU Amiga Dec, 1990 84 out of 100 84
Raze Mar, 1991 83 out of 100 83
Video Games & Computer Entertainment May, 1991 8 out of 10 80
Score Feb, 1996 8 out of 10 80
Amiga Format Feb, 1991 61 out of 100 61
Amiga Power May, 1991 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 33
Computer Gaming World (CGW) May, 1991 Unscored Unscored


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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
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POMAH (62268) added Elvira (Amiga) on Oct 18, 2002
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