The king of the Gobliiins has gone crazy and three heroes have been selected to find a cure for the king. Each of them has a special abilty: the engineer can use any item he finds, the magician can change objects and the warrior can fight and climb. You have to combine each of their talents to complete their quest.

Each level consists of only one screen but don’t think the game is easy, you’ll have to solve all kinds of puzzles to complete one level and there are 22 in total. Some of the puzzles are quite obscure and it will become a trial and error affair. Often though by using the different abilities you can progress at a fairly good pace. Many things you can do won’t help you at all but they are fun to watch. Keep an eye on the health bar at the bottom of the screen because if you fool around too much you will have to start the level again. You never gain health so if you run low on health it’s best to load the level you are on by using the password you get once you finish a level, this way you begin the level with full health again.

The grapics are good and detailed and though the characters are small the animations are very nice as well. Too bad there is no music to add to the atmosphere of the game, there are some basic sounds effects but nothing really special. You’ll have fun playing the game and if you happen to finish it and want more then you’ll be pleased to know that there are two sequels to the game. Overall a very good puzzle game despite the fact that it can be a bit frustrating at times.

Overal rating: 8/10

Erde Kaiser

This game was released for three different systems here are some notes:

Amiga Released in 1991.
Game has been tested but not completed with winUAE v0.9.91.
The Atari ST and this are practically the same.
Atari ST Released in 1991.
Game has been tested but not completed with Steem v3.2.
DOS Released in 1991.
Game has been tested but not completed on a DOS and Win2k PC.
The extra colors mean the graphics are slighty better. I tested it on a windows machine and it works ok but the pc speaker sound effects are no good.
Others This version was not tested.
Apple released in 1991.


Date added Dec-22-2004 18:45
Name Gobliiins
Developer Coktel vision
Publisher Sierra on-line
First released 1991
Genre Puzzle