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Description

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.

Screenshots

Gobliiins Atari ST ...when suddenly some sinister person uses some kind of voodoo doll to drive the king insane.
Gobliiins DOS Title screen (Hercules monochrome)
Gobliiins DOS Joking with him (VGA)
Gobliiins DOS Journey to underworld

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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 | カタキス (39534)
A landmark in computer gaming. DOS Tomer Gabel (4678)

Critic Reviews

Amiga Format Amiga Sep, 1992 81 out of 100 81
Retrogaming.it DOS Mar 12, 2008 8 out of 10 80
PC Player (Germany) DOS Aug, 1993 73 out of 100 73
Adventurearchiv DOS Oct 26, 2008 65 out of 100 65
PC Joker DOS Feb, 1992 62 out of 100 62
Amiga Joker Amiga Feb, 1992 62 out of 100 62
Jeuxvideo.com iPhone Apr 19, 2011 12 out of 20 60
Adventure Classic Gaming DOS Feb 03, 2009 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
IGN iPhone Nov 09, 2010 4 out of 10 40
Computer Gaming World (CGW) DOS Jan, 1993 Unscored Unscored

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
Censored in later versions. 2 Rwolf (13665)
Jan 24, 2017
Screenshot captions lacking...everything? 4 WildKard (12992)
Jun 06, 2007

Trivia

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.

Awards

  • 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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