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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 DOS In-game
Gobliiins DOS Part of the introduction (EGA)
Gobliiins Atari ST Insert disk 2
Gobliiins Atari ST Copy protection

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* (38169)
A landmark in computer gaming. DOS Tomer Gabel (4354)

Critic Reviews

ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Mar, 1992 11 out of 12 92
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS Mar, 1992 11 out of 12 92
ST Format Atari ST Jul, 1992 87 out of 100 87
Amiga Mania Amiga Jul, 1992 83 out of 100 83
ST Action Atari ST Mar, 1993 82 out of 100 82
Amiga Action Amiga Aug, 1992 81 out of 100 81
Amiga Power Amiga Jul, 1992 79 out of 100 79
PC Player (Germany) DOS Aug, 1993 73 out of 100 73
Power Play DOS Mar, 1992 70 out of 100 70
Power Play Atari ST Mar, 1992 69 out of 100 69

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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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