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Description

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.

Screenshots

Elvira DOS Title Screen (EGA)
Elvira Amiga Title screen
Elvira DOS The Captain of the Guard, a mean fellow
Elvira DOS Getting chopped by the Captain of the Guard

Promo Images

Elvira Magazine Advertisement
Elvira Magazine Advertisement page 63
Elvira Magazine Advertisement
Elvira Magazine Advertisement

Trailer


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 Action Amiga Mar, 1991 87 out of 100 87
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft Atari ST 1992 87 out of 100 87
Atari ST User Atari ST Aug, 1991 87 out of 100 87
Zzap! Commodore 64 Jun, 1991 81 out of 100 81
Score DOS Feb, 1996 8 out of 10 80
64'er Commodore 64 Aug, 1991 7 out of 10 70
Power Play Amiga Mar, 1991 42 out of 100 42
Retroguiden Amiga Feb 25, 2011 4 out of 10 40
Amiga Power Amiga May, 1991 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 33
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Amiga May, 1991 Unscored Unscored

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Trivia

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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