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Gobliiins

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Platforms
MobyRank MobyScore
DOS
75
3.7
iPhone
61
...
Macintosh
...
3.4
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Description

Gobliiins is an adventure game where 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 put things right. The player needs to solve various puzzles by combining the different skills of the three goblins. It's possible switch between them and control them separately. Most of the puzzles are based on coordinated actions. One 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 in 22 landscapes, each of which has puzzles which must be cleared. The characters have limited energy, which can be sapped by traps.

Screenshots

Gobliiins DOS In-game
Gobliiins DOS From the opening intro
Gobliiins DOS Game introduction (CGA)
Gobliiins Atari ST Loading screen

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* (37860)
A landmark in computer gaming. DOS Tomer Gabel (4364)

The Press Says

Amiga Action Amiga Aug, 1992 81 out of 100 81
PC Games (Germany) DOS Sep, 1993 80 out of 100 80
Power Play DOS Mar, 1992 70 out of 100 70
Power Play Amiga Mar, 1992 69 out of 100 69
Adventurearchiv DOS Oct 26, 2008 65 out of 100 65
PC Joker DOS Feb, 1992 62 out of 100 62
Adventure Classic Gaming DOS Feb 03, 2009 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Jeuxvideo.com iPhone Apr 19, 2011 12 out of 20 60
IGN iPhone Nov 09, 2010 4 out of 10 40
High Score Macintosh Oct, 1994 2 out of 5 40

Forums

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Screenshot captions lacking...everything? 4 WildKard (12137)
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)
Contributed to by POMAH (35662), Terok Nor (19553), Игги Друге (44660), Ben K (23096) and Derrick 'Knight' Steele (2132)