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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 PC-98 Title screen
Elvira Amiga Captain's office
Elvira Amiga Fighting a guard
Elvira Commodore 64 Your task

Promo Images

Elvira Magazine Advertisement page 63
Elvira Magazine Advertisement
Elvira Magazine Advertisement Page 25
Elvira Magazine Advertisement Page 94

Trailer


Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

Zzap! Amiga Mar, 1991 90 out of 100 90
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft DOS 1992 89 out of 100 89
Atari ST User Atari ST Aug, 1991 87 out of 100 87
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft Atari ST 1992 87 out of 100 87
Raze DOS Mar, 1991 85 out of 100 85
Dragon DOS May, 1991 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Apr, 1991 7.8 out of 12 65
Power Play Commodore 64 Aug, 1991 46 out of 100 46
Power Play Amiga Mar, 1991 42 out of 100 42
Amiga Power Amiga May, 1991 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 33

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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
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