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Description

Croc: Legend of the Gobbos is a 3D platform game where you play as a crocodile.

Small hairy creatures called Gobbos live peacefully on an island until one day they see a basket drifting in the water. After pulling it ashore they find a baby crocodile inside it. The Gobbos raise him as their own until he is three times their size. The game starts with the island being attacked by the evil Baron Dante and his minions. They capture most of the Gobbos, but the crocodile manages to escape. Now you need to rescue the Gobbos and fight Baron Dante and his minions.

As you make progress you visit several islands with different themes like a forest, snow, desert or castles. Along the way you have to collect crystals (which serve as health), rescue Gobbos and defeat enemies and bosses. You can attack enemies with your tail, destroy crates with a jump down attack and, in some stages, it is possible to swim. Secret stages and a secret island can be unlocked if all Gobbos are rescued and all jigsaw pieces in the secret stages are collected.

Screenshots

Croc: Legend of the Gobbos Windows The guardian
Croc: Legend of the Gobbos Windows There are five colored diamonds on every level. Find'em all to gain access to bonus stage.
Croc: Legend of the Gobbos SEGA Saturn Game Over
Croc: Legend of the Gobbos Windows In the dungeon

Alternate Titles

  • "Croc! Pau-Pau Island" -- Japanese title
  • "Croc: A Lenda de Gobbos" -- Brazilian title
  • "クロック!パウパウアイランド" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

3D Platformer Windows John Edelson (4)
Amazingly generic and somewhat frustrating. PlayStation Parf (7308)
This is a hard but fun game. Windows Xenetreous (22)

Critic Reviews

Absolute Playstation PlayStation Nov, 1997 91 out of 100 91
Mega Score SEGA Saturn Feb, 1998 90 out of 100 90
Gamezilla PlayStation 1997 84 out of 100 84
Meristation Windows Aug 20, 1998 8 out of 10 80
NUKE Computer Gaming Windows 2000 8 out of 10 80
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows Apr, 1998 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
IGN PlayStation Oct 01, 1997 8 out of 10 80
Meristation PlayStation Mar 15, 1998 7 out of 10 70
Video Games PlayStation Sep, 1997 63 out of 100 63
Video Games SEGA Saturn Feb, 1998 63 out of 100 63

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Trivia

Bug

Due to a bug in the game, Croc's head was missing in the original UK release on Saturn. There was a yellow piece of paper that was quickly bundled into the games case explaining to the gamer how to solve the problem.

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