& Reviewed by Neil Collins
Flair Software released three Elvira games on the
C64. Two were RPG / adventure games, and the other was a
platform game. The game was simply called Elvira: The
Arcade Game. Not the most exciting game title, but the
game itself isn't too bad...
Elvira: The Arcade Game is
criticised for it's poor graphics, which I don't think
are too bad actually. It's colourful, with three vast
levels to explore - each with it's very own theme. The
worst thing about the game is the control method. It's
slow and unresponsive - which is what you don't want in
a game where jumping accuracy is critical. The aim of
the game is to conquer the three areas in order to
become queen of Transylvania - a challenge which Elvira
has undertaken based on a dream encounter with the king
Gustav. It's quite a challenge that will require a map
and some nifty game play. I tried and failed a few times
to beat this game. I was always intrigued as to whether
or not this one had any sort of ending...
King: "'allo darlin'"
King: "I said - allo
ooooff!" The End.
HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?:
I just couldn't beat it without cheating. I eventually
used a level skip cheat. Sorry. I just had to.
SO WHAT HAPPENS?:
A short piece of animation shows a crown rising from the
king's head and settling down onto Elvira's head. A
sinister little tune plays and the words 'CONGRATULATIONS.
ELVIRA'S MISSION IS ACCOMPLISHED', is displayed at
the bottom of the screen.
- Andrew Fisher:
The preview on the Commodore Format covertape put me off
playing the full game, it just didn't grab my attention.
But that is a decent animated ending, which goes with
the rest of the good presentation.
- Andy Vaisey:
Not a bad ending at all, 5/10 sounds about right to me.
Shame about the preceding game though.
- Brendan Phoenix:
I'd be happy if the majority of endings on the C64 were
of the same quality as this one.
like it. A decent tune, nice graphics and neat
HERE to view more endings.