DotEmu has made a habit out of bringing beloved retro games to the Play Store in adaptations that are both faithful and technically excellent. The latest game to get their treatment is Gobliiins, a series of point-and-click adventure games that graced various platforms in the early 1990s. As they did before with the Double Dragon series, DotEmu has packaged three games together for $2.99.
Gobliiins is half story, half puzzle, tasking the player with controlling multiple goblin characters who have different skills and abilities. You progress through the story by solving the point-and-click puzzle in each area. In addition to the slapstick humor, the original games' popularity had a lot to do with art and character designs from French illustrator Pierre Gilhodes.
The revised versions of Gobliiins, Gobliiins 2: The Prince Buffoon, and Goblins Quest 3 (US titles) include both classic and revamped controls for touchscreens, the original graphics and a video-filtered option for smoother animation, the original soundtrack, and a hint system that should help highlight the sometimes obtuse progression of the old adventure games. Emulation fans will be interested to know that Gobliiins trilogy is running under the open-source ScummVM. The game is compatible with Android 2.3.3 or later.