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Goblins Quest 3 (DOS)

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Description

It is said that there is a mysterious labyrinth harboring great secrets that might fulfill the wishes of those who discover them. Two countries respectively ruled by Queen Xina and King Bodd have been competing over the right to explore the labyrinth. However, strange events started happening one after the other: the guardian of the labyrinth died, his daughter disappeared, and King Bodd apparently fell under some sort of a curse. A goblin reporter named Blount get caught in the midst of these events as he attempts to interview the queen and the king. As if that weren't enough, Blount also gets bitten by a werewolf and falls in love, and must find a way to deal with both predicaments.

Goblins Quest is the third entry in the Gobliiins series. Like its predecessors, it is a puzzle adventure game with the emphasis on solving complex tasks confined to smaller areas rather than on exploration. Most levels occupy more than one screen and allow limited navigation between different areas. As the reduction of the title to a single "i" implies, this installment only features one controllable goblin. However, at various points of the game Blount will require assistance from other player-controlled characters such as Chump the parrot, Ooya the magician, and Fulbert the snake. In addition, Blount's own spontaneous transformation into a werewolf may affect the solution of some puzzles. The hero will also undergo a few other mutations and drastically change his size during the course of the game.

Screenshots

Goblins Quest 3 DOS Bee smacks flea. Great fun!
Goblins Quest 3 DOS Boat
Goblins Quest 3 DOS In this nice puzzle, the color of the room changes with the combination wisps in the bowl, revealing new objects.
Goblins Quest 3 DOS ...as a giant...

Alternate Titles

  • "גובלינים 3" -- Hebrew spelling
  • "Goblin's Quest 3" -- In-game title
  • "Goblins 3" -- International Title

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User Reviews

Wacky fun filled adventure Ingsoc (666) 4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars
One of the weirdest, funniest and best adventures! rey_ (252) 4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars
Less goblins - more fun!! Afex Tween (164) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars

The Press Says

The DOS Spirit Apr 07, 2007 6 out of 6 100
PC Gamer May, 1994 89 out of 100 89
PC Games (Germany) Dec, 1993 85 out of 100 85
PC Games (Germany) Feb, 1994 85 out of 100 85
Power Play Jan, 1994 81 out of 100 81
Power Unlimited Feb, 1994 8 out of 10 80
Adventure Classic Gaming May 04, 2010 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Jul, 1994 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
WIZ Dec, 1993 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
PC Player (Germany) Dec, 1993 67 out of 100 67

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Trivia

Version differences

This game later had a CDROM version. It featured full speech, different music and additional cutscenes. The original disk version also featured full speech of sorts. Whenever any of the characters spoke, their voices were rendered in "goblinish", a gibberish of sounds coming out in a voice appropriate to the character in question.

Awards

  • Amiga Joker
    • Issue 02/1995 – #3 Best Genre Mix in 1994 (Readers' Vote)
Information also contributed by Lev Epshteyn

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