Wahey. Elvira's back (and front, ooer) and this time you get to control the well-
What did help the game to become immensely popular was, errr, ummm, Elvira's large chest (I'm not a man to beat around the bush). This important factor, which sold the first game, is also back. For all the hearty full-
Sex sells games. Take Leisure Suit Larry for example - even way back in the depths of time when Barbarian came out, Maria Whittaker's ample bosoms made the game a top seller.
Anyway, enough of this tittle tattle chittle chattle, on with the review. Elvira was asleep in her home when an almighty storm blew up, rain lashed down upon her house and lightning lit up the sky. The storm was enough to awaken even the dead and that is exactly what it did.
Elvira woke with a start and at the bottom of her bed was a ghostly figure dressed in a highly regal robe. To cut a long story short, this ghostly dude was apparently the King of Transylvania and he said that Elvira could have his castle.
There is only one snag - our busty buxom beauty has to conquer two hostile environments, Arctic Earth and Underworld of Fire, and then conquer the castle itself.
Elvira - The Arcade Game is, you've guessed it, a platform game. Elvira has to walk around collecting spells, runes and weapons to help her conquer the worlds. Also there are all manner of beasties trying to stop our heroine from completing her tasks. Despite having, erm, an ample chest, Elvira is really quite nimble - she can jump from platform to platform with the greatest of ease.
Elvira can also use some spells to good effect. Some give her energy back, while others allow her to walk over hot molten lava and other such improbables.
You encounter an ancient trader in each of the three worlds. The trader has the ability to trade a spell that you have collected for one that he has in his collection. You can also ask him for information to help you solve the quest. The trader can be visited as many times as you like.
Time to wrap up the review, methinks. The first, well OK, the second thing you notice about Elvira is the graphics. They're amazing! One of the most impressive bits is the ice world - it actually snows. I know it doesn't sound good on paper, ut you really have to see it to believe it. There's also a nice little intro featuring some digitised pics of the lady herself.
Soundwise, there is an average little tune and the sound effects are nothing to write home to mother about. The game plays alright, but sometimes you get beasties leaping out at you from nowhere and it can be a little frustrating. It's quite difficult, but you get nine lives to play around with. There is a puzzle aspect to the game, but most of these can be worked out easily.
If you are into large-