Elvira II: The Jaws of Cerberus (DOS)

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Elvira II
Elvira II - DOS - US.jpg
Platform: DOS
Year: 1991
Developer: Horror Soft Ltd.
Buy: Amazon

Elvira II: The Jaws of Cerberus is a sequel to Elvira: Mistress of the Dark (DOS), and the second game in the Elvira trilogy.

In this game, the player takes on the role of an unnamed protagonist. Elvira has recently acquired a studio, in which she wants to film horror movies. However, because the studio was built on haunted grounds, Cerberus ends up being summoned, and kidnaps Elvira, and plans to sacrifice her at midnight. It is up to the protagonist to save Elvira and defeat Cerberus.

The game is a point-and-click adventure game, with many RPG elements, almost similar to the Gold Box Dungeons & Dragons games. There are also different classes you can start out as. In addition, there are spells in the game that require ingredients to make, as well as a limited amount of strength to cast spells. There is also an experience points and leveling system present in the game.

Screenshots

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Credits watching (actually, must attempt to find the hellish rock lying somewhere here).


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Music

The music is very different in style and genres compared to the Amiga version - see Elvira II: The Jaws of Cerberus (AMI). It is netherless very well done, though some tracks can get a little repetitive. Unfortunately, much like other HorrorSoft/AdventureSoft games, the Adlib version is downright bad MIDI emulation with odd instrumentation.

Jezz wrote the music using Cubase for the Atari ST.

Recording

The music was recorded using different sound options marked by prefix numbers:

  1. Roland LAPC-I / MT-32
  2. Creative Labs Sound Blaster / AdLib
# Title Composer Length Listen Download
101 Main Theme Jezz Woodroffe 3:23
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102 Car Park Jezz Woodroffe 3:39
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103 Reception Desk Jezz Woodroffe 1:48
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104 The Kiss of the Spider Jezz Woodroffe 3:45
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105 The Haunted House Jezz Woodroffe 3:26
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106 Upstairs Corridor Jezz Woodroffe 3:01
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107 It Came From Beyond the Grave Jezz Woodroffe 4:05
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108 Altar Jezz Woodroffe 3:27
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109 Church Catacombs Jezz Woodroffe 3:04
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110 Cerberus Jezz Woodroffe 3:33
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# Title Composer Length Listen Download
201 Main Theme Jezz Woodroffe 3:23
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202 Car Park Jezz Woodroffe 3:39
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203 Reception Desk Jezz Woodroffe 1:49
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204 The Kiss of the Spider Jezz Woodroffe 3:45
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205 The Haunted House Jezz Woodroffe 3:26
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206 Upstairs Corridor Jezz Woodroffe 3:01
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207 It Came From Beyond the Grave Jezz Woodroffe 4:05
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208 Altar Jezz Woodroffe 3:27
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209 Church Catacombs Jezz Woodroffe 3:04
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210 Cerberus Jezz Woodroffe 3:33
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Credits

(Source)

Jezz Woodroffe probably composed it alone even though being credited together with Philip Nixon, as the soundtrack fits his style, in contrary to the Amiga version which bears the same credits. Additionally, the Church track bears similarities with the Graveyard Death track of WaxWorks (DOS), for which Jezz was the sole credited composer. In addition, Upstairs Corridor borrows its intro riff heavily from the Egypt Theme from WaxWorks. Nixon stated he was not involved in the DOS music. As such, only Jezz is credited.

Game Rip

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Conversion

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The VGZ files were logged in DOSBox in DRO format, then converted to VGM through DRO to MIDI. File swapping methods were using to log the music during the title screen. Because mod7.mus is the title screen music, renaming any of the other mod#.mus files to mod7.mus will cause that particular song to play on the title screen instead.

Audio Devices

Music

Icon - AdLib.png Icon - LAPC-I.png Icon - MT-32.png Icon - PC Speaker.png Icon - Sound Blaster.png Icon - Tandy 3 Voice.png

Sound

Icon - AdLib.png Icon - LAPC-I.png Icon - MT-32.png Icon - PC Speaker.png Icon - Sound Blaster.png Icon - Tandy 3 Voice.png

(Sources: Audio Setup).

Releases

  USA.svg   USA
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Title: Elvira II: The Jaws of Cerberus
Platform: DOS
Released: 1991-??-??
Publisher: Accolade, Inc.
  Germany.svg   Germany
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Title: Elvira II: The Jaws of Cerberus
Platform: DOS
Released: 1991-??-??
Publisher: Accolade, Inc.
  Spain.svg   Spain
Elvira II - DOS - Spain.jpg
Title: Elvira II: The Jaws of Cerberus
Platform: DOS
Released: 1991-??-??
Publisher: Accolade, Inc.


Elvira
Mistress of the Dark Platform - AMI.png • Platform - DOS.png • Platform - AST.png • Platform - PC98.png
The Arcade Game Platform - AMI.png • Platform - DOS.png • Platform - AST.png • Platform - C64.png
The Jaws of Cerberus Platform - AMI.png • Platform - DOS.png • Platform - AST.png • Platform - C64.png
WaxWorks Platform - AMI.png • Platform - DOS.png
Notable Personnel Jezz Woodroffe • Philip Nixon
Notable Companies Accolade • Adventure Soft


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