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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 Commodore 64 Your task
Elvira Commodore 64 Exploring the area
Elvira Commodore 64 Starting location
Elvira Commodore 64 Fighting a knight

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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

Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft 1992 87 out of 100 87
Commodore Format May, 1991 84 out of 100 84
Zzap! Jun, 1991 81 out of 100 81
64'er Aug, 1991 7 out of 10 70
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Jun, 1991 7.6 out of 12 63
Power Play Aug, 1991 46 out of 100 46


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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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Jeanne (76202) added Elvira (Commodore 64) on Apr 28, 2003
Other platforms contributed by POMAH (66758), Plok (89539), Terok Nor (33084), Ganjo (39) and Jeanne (76202)
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