Feb 3, 2009

Elvira: Mistress of the CPC

Elvira Mistress of the DarkElvira CPCProbably old news for most CPC users, but here is something definitely shocking for the rest of us: Elvira is actually being remade for the classic Amstrad 8-bit computer by Devilmarkus. Impressively, said remake will allegedly be based on the Amiga version, feature all locations from the original game, a full point-and-click interface, mouse and joystick support, Digiblaster music and some fantastic mode 0 graphics. All it will ask for in return are a humble 128k of RAM. Or an emulator. It will of course be freely available.

Though far from finished, you can happily watch a video of Elvira CPC here and even try an online demo (or would that be a preview?) of the thing over at CPC-Live. Oh, and do visit the game's webpage. It's full of photos of lovely Elvira being all mistressy and quite a bit dark, you know.

As for the original Elvira: Mistress of the Dark game, well, it was a tough and excellent first-person RPG/adventure hybrid developed by the aptly named Horrorsoft and published by Accolade back in 1990. Its major selling points were some brilliantly gory graphics and a rather odd but tension building real-time combat system. Find out more about it here and here and -if feeling particularly wealthy- spend some money here. Elvira can be enjoyed via ScummVM too, mind!

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  1. This is the same Elvira that stole Vampira's act, I take it?


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  3. Vampira > Elvira

    Come on the vampire from Plan 9 always wins out.

    I wouldn't mind trying out the game though.

  4. Yes, dear Pacian. It's the same lady that attempted to remake Plan 9 From Outer Space ;)

    You absolutely should Caleb my friend, though I would suggest the original Amiga version. It's quite a bit lacking in Bela Lugosis, mind, but then again so was Plan 9...

  5. I absolutely love Elvira! You should see her movie, it's an absolute cheese-fest, but with great cleavage thrown in. I can only imagine the game is sublime...

  6. Well, I'll absolutely will see it then Father. Seems to click all the right buttons.

  7. Hi there,
    I want to inform you, that I am still working on Elvira.

    I coded a music-driver for the game, so that it will come with ingame-musics.

    Actual preview video is here:

    But for release it will still take much time, so stay tuned...


  8. That's excellent news and quite a video too. Thanks Markus and keep up the great work mate!