Reviews for Gobliiins Trilogy

92

Wonderful old game suitable for kids

solear | Feb. 13, 2014 | See all solear's reviews »

Gobliiins is one of the best retro adventure trilogies available in the market. The complexity of the puzzles are making your gears move even today as you try the possible combinations of the items you have. It is very rewarding when you finally got it right. Even so that in this world it is quite possible to use items in a completely different way then they were originally intended to be used. Somehow when you find the correct way / place to use them, all seems logical still (But as you play it for a while, more combinations will pop to your mind. You could use that coin there. Will that do something? YES!).

The main reasons why I recommend this trilogy is that you don't need high language skills to understand it. Also you can play it along with anyone on the same computer giving each other ideas about what would go where. Especially with children this is much fun.

The graphics are characteristic and give the trilogy a very distinct look, Sound is generated with speakers so don't expect much form it, but it is fitting the game very well..

Unlike the recent retro style games the Gobliins trilogy aims to keep you for long hours, and even advanced gamers find themselves looking for a guide when solving some less trivial puzzles.

Also fun fact: the more "i" you have in the name of the game, the more Goblins you control in the game. I'll give it a score around 90, because puzzles can be sometimes quite hard, other then that I recommend the trilogy.

90

All the Goblins you need

Neonberry | Jan. 19, 2014 | See all Neonberry's reviews »

Goblins are usually unjustly overlooked in games, written off as the weakest of orcs, being not very smart and smelling bad. It is great to see that some people go against the grain and make wonderful games such as this trilogy. The old school point-and-click adventure is as charming as ever, though some of the puzzles are somewhat beyond any reason or logic so there might be occasions when the player has to resort to the most ancient of adventure-gaming methods (rubbing each item to each usable spot). The game has a great sense of humour and the characters are adorable. Personally I prefer the first game where you control 3 goblins - each with their unique speciality. Kind of like a point and click Lost Vikings - but all of the games are fine. It belongs to the (virtual) shelf of every gamer who likes adventures or wants to motivate the industry to give goblins some better roles than the weakest villains you need to kill a dozen of.

95

Good Old Game

epinion | July 3, 2013 | See all epinion's reviews »

First time I'm playing the first of the Gobliiins series I'm still in elementary school. And it's so much fun back there.

Years later I bought this game from GMG and I found this game is still really awesome even in its old school graphic. So much fun. Awesome.

75

They don't make 'em like this anymore.

GAMERamble | Aug. 8, 2011 | See all GAMERamble's reviews »

Goblins 3 was one of my first adventure games and while it wasn't in the same league as the old Lucasarts titles it was still a blast. This pack contains all three the Gobliiins titles and is great value for money if you enjoy a good head scratching adventure game. They are very dated by today's standards but the gameplay is still solid and the humor will have you laughing out loud on more than one occasion.

69

Wow..really old

hotmando1 | July 19, 2011 | See all hotmando1's reviews »

Compared to games like duke nukem when this was released, it's hard to say that this was overlooked. First of all, this is a trilogy. So really, it's a 3 in 1 pack. A great deal for only like 5 bucks. Visuals are great reminders of the old days and they're not too shabby too considering the date they were released in. Soundtrack is pretty fun to listen to. It's a good filler for those puzzles. But sometimes it becomes repeating and boy..does doing puzzles take a long time. As in all puzzle games..some are easy and some are outright hard. you might even need to resort to the internet for answers. Good buy! 3 for 1.

81

The Golden Gobliiins

Jahman | April 7, 2011 | See all Jahman's reviews »

Gobliiins games may not be as popular as many of the other 90's adventure series, but they are still prime examples of an adventure game's golden era.

All games in the trilogy offer a very pleasing visual experience despite their age (maybe except for the interface), distinct characters and a large dose of humor. It is this "tongue-in-cheek" attitude that makes them truly memorable and offsets the annoyances I will mention in a moment.

What you have to remember about Gobliiins games is that they're quite difficult and sometimes require the player to use a unique brand of logic to solve the presented challenges. Add to that the possibility of losing if you fail too many times (in the first game) or the need to synchronize the actions of more than one player character (in the second) and the experience may become irritating for a casual gamer.

On the other hand the riddles, while far from simple or straightforward, are often very rewarding to solve and then to be jokes themselves.

In short: those who like old-school adventure games will surely enjoy Gobliiins trilogy a lot. It does require some patience & it will often have you not knowing to do next, but it is rewarding and it is sure to make you laugh out loud at least one.

Also - for me the games work perfectly on a modern machine running Windows 7.