Sinclair User


Author: Garth Sumpter
Publisher: Atlantis
Machine: Spectrum 48K/128K/+2/+3

Published in Sinclair User #120


When I picked up the box for this little beauty, I was overcome by a strange feeling. What was it? Well it was all milky and chocolatey and I felt that it wouldn't ruin my appetite.

I was right too. Hobgoblin is an old game. A very old game but brought up to date by Atlantis so that you can use the good old Sinclair joystick ports to Dlug in to (and a good job too, I can tell you).

It's your job to recover the Golden Orb of Altoris. Why? Well, someone's just noticed that it's missing and they'll have to buy a new ornament if they can't cover the patch on the sideboard where there's no dust.


Throughout sixty screens, you must jump and shoot your way past the denizen's of Hell that serve purely to bar your way (a bit like some Arsenal supporters I know!)

To help you there are several bits to collect that will help you in your quest: flaming arrows increase your range whilst glowing daggers and treasures increase your power.

A bouncy, colourful game that whilst simple, will take patience and skill before you'll be able to complete it.

Label: Atlantis Memory: 48K/128K Price: £3.99 Tape Reviewer: Garth Sumpter

Overall Summary

An old, pre +2 game, sound is greatly lacking but it remains a worthwhile addition as very few people will have seen it before.

Garth Sumpter

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