Goblins Quest 3

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Critic Score User Score
Amiga
75
3.7
DOS
82
3.9
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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 DOS In the laboratory, you control Blounts hands and mix potions out of different ingredients.
Goblins Quest 3 DOS Blount undergoes the transformation to a werewolf
Goblins Quest 3 DOS And even the hero himself changes form: As Were-Blount...
Goblins Quest 3 DOS In this nice puzzle, the color of the room changes with the combination wisps in the bowl, revealing new objects.

Alternate Titles

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

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User Reviews

Wacky fun filled adventure DOS Ingsoc (690)
One of the weirdest, funniest and best adventures! DOS rey_ (252)
Less goblins - more fun!! DOS Afex Tween (164)

Critic Reviews

ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS Dec, 1993 12 out of 12 100
PC Gamer DOS May, 1994 89 out of 100 89
PC Games (Germany) DOS Feb, 1994 85 out of 100 85
Power Play DOS Jan, 1994 81 out of 100 81
Adventure Classic Gaming DOS May 04, 2010 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Power Unlimited DOS Feb, 1994 8 out of 10 80
Amiga Power Amiga Feb, 1994 77 out of 100 77
PC Joker DOS Dec, 1993 74 out of 100 74
PC Player (Germany) DOS Dec, 1993 67 out of 100 67
CU Amiga Amiga Feb, 1994 53 out of 100 53

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Trivia

Version differences

This game later had a CDROM version. It 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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