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Description

It is said that there is a mysterious labyrinth harboring great secrets that might fulfill the wishes of those who discover them. Two countries respectively ruled by Queen Xina and King Bodd have been competing over the right to explore the labyrinth. However, strange events started happening one after the other: the guardian of the labyrinth died, his daughter disappeared, and King Bodd apparently fell under some sort of a curse. A goblin reporter named Blount get caught in the midst of these events as he attempts to interview the queen and the king. As if that weren't enough, Blount also gets bitten by a werewolf and falls in love, and must find a way to deal with both predicaments.

Goblins Quest is the third entry in the Gobliiins series. Like its predecessors, it is a puzzle adventure game with the emphasis on solving complex tasks confined to smaller areas rather than on exploration. Most levels occupy more than one screen and allow limited navigation between different areas. As the reduction of the title to a single "i" implies, this installment only features one controllable goblin. However, at various points of the game Blount will require assistance from other player-controlled characters such as Chump the parrot, Ooya the magician, and Fulbert the snake. In addition, Blount's own spontaneous transformation into a werewolf may affect the solution of some puzzles. The hero will also undergo a few other mutations and drastically change his size during the course of the game.

Screenshots

Goblins Quest 3 Amiga Title screen
Goblins Quest 3 Amiga Level 3 - Great concept of the level that depending on the light has different puzzles to solve
Goblins Quest 3 DOS A timed puzzle in the cloud world: Blound stabs the cloud to make it rain, which causes the giant to sneeze, which propells the balloon to the next island.
Goblins Quest 3 DOS A scream, a puff of smoke, another cartoon cutscene.

Alternate Titles

  • "גובלינים 3" -- Hebrew spelling
  • "Goblin's Quest 3" -- In-game title
  • "Goblins 3" -- International Title

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User Reviews

+1 to Coktel for finally spelling Goblins right DOS *Katakis* (38170)
Wacky fun filled adventure DOS Ingsoc (801)
One of the weirdest, funniest and best adventures! DOS rey_ (251)
Less goblins - more fun!! DOS Afex Tween (164)

Critic Reviews

PC Games (Germany) DOS Feb, 1994 85 out of 100 85
Play Time DOS Dec, 1993 84 out of 100 84
Amiga Games Amiga Dec, 1993 84 out of 100 84
Adventure Classic Gaming DOS May 04, 2010 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Power Unlimited DOS Feb, 1994 8 out of 10 80
PC Joker DOS Dec, 1993 74 out of 100 74
Amiga Joker Amiga Jan, 1994 74 out of 100 74
WIZ DOS Dec, 1993 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Computer Gaming World (CGW) DOS Jul, 1994 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
PC Player (Germany) DOS Dec, 1993 67 out of 100 67

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Trivia

Amiga version

Regardless of some obvious graphics reductions, the Amiga version was deprived of some between levels screens that were going into more detail concerning the story. It did not have a big impact on the puzzles but it left the player a bit unaware why some things were happening. This Amiga version also had three tunes that were randomly played during the game.

Version differences

The game later was released on CD-ROM and featured full speech, different music and additional cutscenes. The original disk version also featured full speech of sorts. Whenever any of the characters spoke, their voices were rendered in "goblinish", a gibberish of sounds coming out in a voice appropriate to the character in question.

Awards

  • Amiga Joker
    • Issue 02/1995 – #3 Best Genre Mix in 1994 (Readers' Vote)
Information also contributed by Lev Epshteyn

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