Zanock, the only son of the king of Altoris, must cross the swamps of the
hobgoblins to bring back the stolen Golden Orb, which has thus far kept the
kingdom of Altoris safe.
_Hobgoblin_ is the BBC/Electron equivalent of Ghosts ‘N Goblins. Just like
the original, you play a thinly-clad man jumping around in a spooky landscape
filled with monsters. And just like the original, the game is known for its
high difficulty level. Killing monsters by throwing daggers at them results in
bonus money or upgrades, such as hatchets, more powerful daggers, longer range
or extra lives.
Technically, the game doesn’t scroll on any platform, instead sticking to a
flip-screen technique, which will lead to many leaps of faith and difficulties
in timing jumps.