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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 ...and even as his alternate self in the mirror world!
Goblins Quest 3 DOS ...as a giant...
Goblins Quest 3 DOS Loading
Goblins Quest 3 DOS In this nice puzzle, the color of the room changes with the combination wisps in the bowl, revealing new objects.

Alternate Titles

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

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User Reviews

+1 to Coktel for finally spelling Goblins right *Katakis* (38155) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars
Wacky fun filled adventure Ingsoc (765) 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

Critic Reviews

ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Dec, 1993 12 out of 12 100
The DOS Spirit Apr 07, 2007 6 out of 6 100
PC Gamer May, 1994 89 out of 100 89
PC Games (Germany) Feb, 1994 85 out of 100 85
PC Games (Germany) Dec, 1993 85 out of 100 85
Play Time Dec, 1993 84 out of 100 84
Power Unlimited Feb, 1994 8 out of 10 80
Adventure Classic Gaming May 04, 2010 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
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

Amiga version

Regardless of some obvious graphics reductions, the Amiga version was deprived of some between levels screens that were going into more detail concerning the story. It did not have a big impact on the puzzles but it left the player a bit unaware why some things were happening. This Amiga version also had three tunes that were randomly played during the game.

Version differences

The game later was released on CD-ROM and 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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