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Gobliiins is a puzzle game with adventure elements, in which the player controls a team of three goblins: Oups, Ignatius and Asgard (Hooter, Dwayne, and BoBo in the US release) to find four magic components. A voodoo doll has turned their king Angoulafre mad and by collecting the components they can track down Niak the Wizard, the only one who can make things right. The player needs to solve various puzzles by combining the different skills of the three goblins. It's possible to switch between them and control them separately. Most of the puzzles are based on coordinated actions. One of the goblins can cast powerful but erratic spells, another can collect and use objects, and the last can hit things. Action icons are activated at the bottom of the screen. The game takes place in 22 stages, each of which has puzzles that must be solved in order to advance. The characters have limited energy, which can be sapped by traps.


Gobliiins DOS In-game
Gobliiins Atari ST How to cross the gap?
Gobliiins Atari ST Intermediate screen
Gobliiins DOS Part of the introduction (EGA)

Alternate Titles

  • "頑皮小精靈" -- Chinese spelling (traditional)
  • "Gobliny" -- Russian title
  • "Goblins" -- Informal title
  • "Gobliiins 1" -- Rre-release title

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User Reviews

The French know how to create great games, especially involving Goblins. DOS *Katakis* (37904)
A landmark in computer gaming. DOS Tomer Gabel (4353)

Critic Reviews

ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS Mar, 1992 11 out of 12 92
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Mar, 1992 11 out of 12 92
Amiga Format Amiga Sep, 1992 81 out of 100 81
TOS-Magazin Atari ST Mar, 1992 8 out of 10 80
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS Sep, 1993 4 out of 5 80
PC Games (Germany) DOS Sep, 1993 80 out of 100 80
PC Player (Germany) DOS Aug, 1993 73 out of 100 73
Adventurearchiv DOS Oct 26, 2008 65 out of 100 65
App Spy iPhone Nov 08, 2010 3 out of 5 60
IGN iPhone Nov 09, 2010 4 out of 10 40


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False Windows release

A SoftKey release of Gobliiins on CD-ROM marks it as a product for Windows (the spine and back of the jewel case read "Gobliiins For Windows"), but the contents of the disc are pure MS-DOS.


  • ST Format
    • January 1993 (issue #42) - #33 in '50 finest Atari ST games of all time' list

Related Web Sites

  • Gobliins CD Patch Download (Sound Fix available from The Patches Scrolls)
  • Hints for solving Gobliins (If you're stuck while playing this game, these hints will nudge you along and help you solve it.)
  • ScummVM (Get "Gobliiins", as well as many other adventure games, to run on modern systems by using ScummVM, a legal and free program.)
  • Walkthrough (Henning Koch's step by step solution)
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