- Classic point and click adventure gaming.
- Complex puzzles with unique interactions.
- Simplified save system.
- Hint system available.
- Slow gameplay combined with challenging logical processes get frustrating, fast.
- No hint system penalties.
- Gobliiins is a classic in the field of adventure titles, but it also carries all the hallmarks of why the genre fell out of vogue.
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Gobliiins is arguably best referred to as the kind of title that causes some fan-boys to glaze over with rose-tinted memories of glee, but playing it again without the aid of nostalgic hindsight can be cruel on these memories. While the fourth installment of this series was released last year, it's odd that Bulkypix would choose to port it over to the App Store given its somewhat 'eclectic' appeal.
In this adventure you'll take control over three goblins, each with their own unique skills that will need to be combined to overcome each screen's series of puzzles to continue on. This familiar formula isn't always easy to pull off and without the aid of hints you'll find yourself needing to try just about every thinkable combination to find the correct solution. Two control systems have been implemented and players can either use touch controls to highlight interactive objects or use a cursor system which is much the same only with a moveable cursor.
Barring the additional menus and hints, Gobliiins has no visual upgrades from the original title. The artwork may be dated, but lots of little details have gone in to the animations that put some modern games to shame.
The game's biggest flaw is the inherently obscure solutions that at one time would have been considered clever, but now only cause frustration; the days of developers acting like they're competing against their customers are long past and it only adds to showing the game's dated style. Ultimately Gobliiins is a faithful reproduction of this classic game and for nostalgia fans this is a boon, but it brings baggage that may not be enjoyable to newer gamers.
Description/!\ IMPORTANT - GOBLIIINS IS NOT COMPATIBLE WITH iOS 7 & iOS 8 /!\
One of the best ever played Point & Click games is back!
--- Check the trailer here: youtube.com/bulkypix ---
Relive all these adventures in their original concept with a gameplay totally readapted to the iPhone and the iPod Touch.
The Kingdom of King Angoulafre has been enjoying peace and prosperity for years. Suddenly, the king is suffering from strange pains for which there seems to be no explanation. Our three inseparable Gobliiins, Hooter, Dwayne and BoBo accept the mission of finding the Wizard Niak in order to save the king.
Travel through fantastic lands to find the perfect cure to save the king of his mysterious illness. Take control of the gobliiins to solve all the puzzles thanks to their special capacities. You will rediscover this unique style, this captivating story, these difficult mysteries with a well thought out gameplay.
o Original screenplay : the 22 levels will carry you through this fabulous kingdom. Enjoy the gobliiins jokes like the young generation of gamers did.
o Original soundtrack : take pleasure in listening to the mystical musics of these lands.
o Gameplay : take part in one of the best Point & Click experience on iPhone! 2 control modes will be available throughout your quest. The « Touch » mode will allow you to move or execute an action with just one click. As for the standard control, it will display a pointer to help you be more precise and to bring you back in your youth!
o Hints : use them to guide you through your missions. You will be able to refer to the original hints immediately in game.
o Hotspots : search the screen with your finger. When you will be close to an object you can interact with, an exclamation mark will be displayed at its position.
Gobliiins uses ScummVM software protected by GNU GPLv2 license. For more information, please go to http://www.dotemu.com/en/gpl