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Hobgoblin (1990) (BBC/Electron, Cassette) United Kingdom
Publisher: Atlantis
Atlantic Soft | Atlantis | Atlantis Gold

Cover Art Language(s): English

Machine Compatibility: BBC Model B, BBC Model B+, BBC Master 128, Acorn Electron

Release: Professionally released On Cassette (Side 1


Available For:
Acorn Electron, Amstrad CPC464, BBC B/B+/Master 128, BBC/Electron, Commodore 64 & Spectrum 48K

Compatible Emulators: BeebEm (PC (Windows))
Model B Emulator (PC (Windows))
Elkulator 1.0 (PC (Windows))

How To Play

A 'cross-the-screen' adventure in the style of Ghouls 'N Ghosts. Memorise the attack patterns of the enemies to make progress.

Game Information

Original Release Date: 3rd Mar 1990
Original Release Price: £2.99
Market Valuation: £5.40 (How Is This Calculated?)
Weight Boxed: 64g
Box Type: Cassette Single Plastic Clear
Author(s): David Parsons  

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What They Said

"The dozens of screens to map and explore, objects to collect and nasties to zap make this a game that you won't complete quickly." (Read Full Review)
... Electron User

Reviewed in the annual Models Games Guides: Acorn Electron.

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Multiple Versions

This item contains versions for Acorn Electron and BBC B/B+/Master 128.
The screenshots shown are for the Acorn Electron version of the game.

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A digital version of Hobgoblin suitable for BeebEm (PC (Windows)), PcBBC (PC (MS-DOS)), Model B Emulator (PC (Windows)), Elkulator 1.0 (PC (Windows))
A digital version of Hobgoblin suitable for BeebEm (PC (Windows)), PcBBC (PC (MS-DOS)), Model B Emulator (PC (Windows)), Elkulator 1.0 (PC (Windows))
A digital version of Hobgoblin suitable for BeebEm (PC (Windows)), PcBBC (PC (MS-DOS)), Model B Emulator (PC (Windows)), Elkulator 1.0 (PC (Windows))



Ghosts and Hobgoblins that can kill with a touch, skeletal reincarnations of long dead creatures armed with knives and axes, phantom bowmen with endless supplies of arrows. All these and more must be overcome if you are to recover the Golden Orb of Altoris. 60 screens of all action arcade/adventure.

The Story

In the far off land of Altoris, surrounded on all sides by dense woods and foul smelling swamps, there lived a peace-loving people ruled by the good and gracious King Garath. Under constant attack from the Hobgoblins and Ghosts of the Swamp Land, it was only the power of the Golden Orb that kept the people safe. Now the Golden Orb has been stolen and darkness has descended over Altoris. The King summoned his only son, Zanok.

"Go forth my son and recover the Golden Orb that has kept us safe all these years" whispered the King. "Arm yourself well, for your journey will be fraught with danger. You will need all of your skill and cunning if you are to recover the Golden Orb and keep our people safe for evermore."


To increase the power of your weapon, collect a glowing dagger or five glowing treasures (jewels, coins or treasure chests). To increase the range of your weapon, collect a glowing arrow. An extra life is granted for collecting three glowing skulls.

Game Controls

Z - Left, X - Right, SHIFT - Jump, SPACE - Fire
P - Pause On/Off, Q - Quiet, S - Sound

Hobgoblin is Item ID 292 in our database. Last modified on Saturday 19th October 2019 at 02:12:53 AM.

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