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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 In-game
Gobliiins DOS In-game
Gobliiins Macintosh Mysterious fear
Gobliiins Macintosh Joyful feast

Promo Images

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Alternate Titles

  • "頑皮小精靈" -- Chinese spelling (traditional)
  • "Gobliny" -- Russian title
  • "Goblins" -- Informal title
  • "Gobliiins 1" -- Rre-release title

Part of the Following Groups

User Reviews

The French know how to create great games, especially involving Goblins. DOS Katakis | カタキス (42880)
A landmark in computer gaming. DOS Tomer Gabel (4634)

Critic Reviews

Top Secret DOS Jan, 1993 5 out of 5 100
Amiga Format Amiga Sep, 1992 81 out of 100 81
PC Games (Germany) DOS Sep, 1993 80 out of 100 80
Retro Archives DOS Aug 21, 2020 16 out of 20 80
Jeuxvideo.com Macintosh Jan 19, 2010 16 out of 20 80
Jeuxvideo.com Atari ST Jan 19, 2010 16 out of 20 80
Jeuxvideo.com Amiga Jan 19, 2010 16 out of 20 80
Retro Archives Amiga Aug 21, 2020 15.5 out of 20 78
Jeuxvideo.com iPhone Apr 19, 2011 12 out of 20 60
Computer Gaming World (CGW) DOS Jan, 1993 Unscored Unscored


Topic # Posts Last Post
Censored in later versions. 2 Rwolf (20138)
Jan 24, 2017
Screenshot captions lacking...everything? 4 Shoddyan (14411)
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

Music Credit Error

: While the European boxes said "Music and SFX : Moby (Frédéric Motte)", actually there is no music in the floppy (1991/1992) releases of Gobliiins (except in the Macintosh version). Moby wrote music for the game during the developement , but it was not used in the release version, despite the boxes and manuals credited him for 'Music and Sound Effects'. Some musics written for and not used in Gobliiins were eventually used in Once Upon a Time: Baba Yaga. Moby created the games SFX and the gobliiins unarticulated 'language', but there is no music in the game in almost all of the floppy releases.

Charles Callet wrote music for the PC CD-ROM (1993) release of the game which includes dubbing and music.

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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