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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 Elvira tells you the main quest.
Elvira PC-98 Title screen
Elvira DOS Title Screen
Elvira Amiga Barn

Promo Images

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

Amiga Joker Amiga Nov, 1990 94 out of 100 94
Enchanted Realms Amiga Mar, 1991 91 out of 100 91
Zzap! Amiga Mar, 1991 90 out of 100 90
Score Amiga Feb, 1996 8 out of 10 80
ST Format Atari ST May, 1991 80 out of 100 80
Score Atari ST Feb, 1996 8 out of 10 80
Dragon DOS May, 1991 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
64'er Commodore 64 Aug, 1991 7 out of 10 70
Amiga Format Amiga Feb, 1991 61 out of 100 61
Power Play DOS Mar, 1991 42 out of 100 42


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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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