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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
Elvira Amiga Fighting a guard
Elvira DOS Title Screen 2
Elvira Atari ST The hardest enemy in the game

Promo Images

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

Trailer


Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

Amiga User International Amiga Mar, 1991 93 out of 100 93
Raze DOS Mar, 1991 85 out of 100 85
Commodore Format Commodore 64 May, 1991 84 out of 100 84
Score Atari ST Feb, 1996 8 out of 10 80
Dragon DOS May, 1991 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Techtite DOS 2000 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Score DOS Feb, 1996 8 out of 10 80
64'er Commodore 64 Aug, 1991 7 out of 10 70
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Apr, 1991 7.8 out of 12 65
PC-Spiele '92 DOS 1991 4 out of 10 40

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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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