Elvira: Hey, Let's Party!!!
Party, indeed. A lavishly decorated machine, playful party monsters afoot,
and the Mistress of the Dark herself. "Elvira and the Party Monsters" had
to be the most eye-catching pinball machine of its time. With everyone
from Dracula to the Blob, Boogie Men to Dead Heads, bats, spiders and even
the Man in the Moon ... if this wasn't a party, I don't know what is!
"Elvira" is a game by Dennis Nordman, and certainly one of his finest
pieces (in my opinion, of course). General gameplay, interlaced with
quotes from Elvira and various Party Monsters, is delighfully goofy
and wonderfully campy ... nothing but fun. If for no other reason,
this game wins on sheer implementation of the theme.
What's so fun about it? Well, my personal favorite has always been the
dancing Boogie Men (use the "back" button to
get out!!), who've earned their own web page. :-) But, there's always
the Skull Lock, the Barbecue, the Monster Slide, and, of course, the
risque quotes from Elvira.
After many years (and many replays), Elvira *had* to become part of my
collection. I hunted one down (actually, I hunted down several, but
this is the one that had the right condition, at the right price), and
Elvira joined my collectio in mid-1996. As luck would have it, nobody
had gotten around to writing a rulesheet for Elvira, so I did. You may
download the latest copy here:
The rulesheet contains gobs more information about the game, so I won't
go duplicating it here.
Today, the game continues to be popular among the masses, and largely due
to the popularity of Elvira herself, the pin is something of a collectors
piece. Several of the original Elvira games were sold directly to the
must have noticed this, as they have now produced a sequel to "Elvira",
a new game called
Elvira *does* have a web page of her own at
"Elvira and the Party Monsters", and dozens of other things in here
are probably copyright Midway Manufacturing Co., Manufacturers of
Bally Amusement Games.
"Elvira" and "Mistress of the Dark" are trademarks of QUEEN "B" PRODUCTIONS.
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