Croc: Legend of the Gobbos

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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.


Croc: Legend of the Gobbos Windows Third group of levels is set in the desert theatre.
Croc: Legend of the Gobbos Windows Rotating gear
Croc: Legend of the Gobbos Windows In the dungeon
Croc: Legend of the Gobbos PlayStation Intro

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 (7312)
This is a hard but fun game. Windows Xenetreous (22)

Critic Reviews

Mega Score PlayStation Nov, 1997 90 out of 100 90
Mega Score SEGA Saturn Feb, 1998 90 out of 100 90
Gamezilla PlayStation 1997 84 out of 100 84
Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Mar, 1998 81 out of 100 81
NUKE Computer Gaming Windows 2000 8 out of 10 80
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows Apr, 1998 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Power Play Windows Feb, 1998 79 out of 100 79
GameStar (Germany) Windows Feb, 1998 73 out of 100 73
Meristation PlayStation Mar 15, 1998 7 out of 10 70
Game Freaks 365 SEGA Saturn Jul 07, 2007 6.5 out of 10 65


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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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