Description of Gobliiins
Arguably the best Coktel game ever made, lead three wacky goblins on a madcap adventure to restore sanity to the King.
The game features wacky but ingenious puzzles, all of which require well-timed co-ordination among the three goblins, each of whom has different abilities that must be carefully exploited. Although the game was billed as an "adventure," it should be more appropriately labelled as a "puzzle adventure" due to the intensity and sheer number of puzzles that overshadow the plot. Gameplay is even structured like a puzzle game: each screen is self-contained, i.e. all items you can get, except special quest items, are only used in the present scene.
One of the best things about the game is that you are free to try a wide range of actions; when you use the items inappropriately, the game shows you the results (usually funny) even though it's the wrong action. This is a far cry from boring "sorry, you can't do that" response in most games, and helps make the game a lot more playable and fun. The game gives you a password for later play after you finish each scene, and there are dozens of them to go through, each more difficult than the rest.
With great graphics, wacky but logical puzzles and cast of characters, and charming sense of humor, Gobliiins is a must-have. Just beware that you WILL get frustrated several times in this one ;)
Review By HOTUD
Comments and reviews
Paul 2016-10-22 0 point DOS version
I'm playing this one (French version) under ScummVM and I have some display trouble - the level with the Buddha-like statue won't show, it's all black (save for the characters and some of the stuff at the bottom) with the narrative screen from before remaining.
FoNUS 2016-04-10 0 point Amiga version
We sat around trying to get through therese games. Damn it was fun!
Hulsie 2015-05-02 1 point DOS version
Incredibly bizarre, absurd puzzler. Truly one-of-a-kind. The puzzles make no sense and yet they somehow fit within the game's weird world.
indstr 2014-02-11 0 point DOS version
Yeah, I had the box and floppies for this one. Great game with memorable graphics and puzzles. Very cool.
Nitro 2013-10-08 0 point DOS version
Long time (very long!) no see! Stumbled upon the game whilst browsing the strategy games! Loved it when i played it for the first time years ago, gonna love it now for sure :)
Zsinix 2013-02-23 1 point DOS version
Thanks! It's funny, this is the one game from my childhood that I've regretted not beating. Time for round 2 =).
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