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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 Beginning the first level. (CGA)
Gobliiins DOS In-game
Gobliiins Atari ST Intro: The king is enjoying a meal with his royal suit...
Gobliiins Atari ST Game over 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* (37914)
A landmark in computer gaming. DOS Tomer Gabel (4353)

Critic Reviews

Micro News DOS Dec, 1991 20 out of 20 100
Amiga Mania Amiga Jul, 1992 83 out of 100 83
ST Action Atari ST Mar, 1993 82 out of 100 82
Jeuxvideo.com Macintosh Jan 19, 2010 16 out of 20 80
TOS-Magazin Atari ST Mar, 1992 8 out of 10 80
148apps iPhone Nov 08, 2010 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
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
High Score Macintosh Oct, 1994 2 out of 5 40
IGN iPhone Nov 09, 2010 4 out of 10 40


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Screenshot captions lacking...everything? 4 WildKard (12129)
Jun 06, 2007


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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