The Gobbos are a race of cute little fuzzballs native to Forest Island and the Mainland. They are the creatures that rescued Croc. The Gobbos are ruled by several different kings, each king ruling a portion of Gobbo land. The king of the Archipelago Gobbos, which inhabit the Forest Island in The Gobbo Archipelago, is named King Rufus, while the names of the different kings of the Mainland are unknown. We can, however, refer to them as the Inca King, Caveman King, Sailor King, etc. There are four tribes of Gobbos in Croc 2: the Sailor Tribe, the Cossack Tribe, the Caveman Tribe, and the Inca Tribe. Each of the tribes is preoccupied with a certain culture which is reflected in their environment.
These Gobbos have little or no clothes, are showing their tails, appear to have cultures of their own, and are brown in color.
Beliefs and Practices
An ancient ritual, at the start of every new year, the Gobbo high priestess would announce which kitchen utensil would bring them good luck if put down the front of their pants/trousers (even though it has been proved that Gobbos wore nothing). Only a few years are known by modern Gobbos. They are:
- Year of the Electric Can Opener (This was the first year when many Gobbos began to question the practice.)
- Year of the Three Minute Egg Timer (Apparently the most fun the Gobbos ever had in a year)
- Year of the Soupspoon (The year of Croc's arrival and the Invasion of Gobbo Valley)
The Gobbos have been known to invent certain objects, and some of their best were:
- Edible Deodorant
- Wind-Powered Cow Moistener
The mainland Gobbos have no tails or are hiding them, they wear clothes, and they seem to mimic different groups and races of humans, and are an orange color. They also appear to be much larger than islander Gobbos (easily two feet taller). This is evident when in Croc 2 the Mainland Gobbos are almost as tall as Croc, while in Croc: Legend of the Gobbos, the Gobbos are only a third of Croc's height.
The Mainland Gobbos have a hierarchy which the Gobbos there strictly adhere to. The King of the village is the leader of the village, with his subjects being at the second highest level. Below them are the normal Gobbos.
Like the islander Gobbos, the mainland variants are able to speak, and seem more adapted to a language than their islander counterparts. The gibberish "voices" for the Gobbos and other characters in Croc 2 were created from recording words in English, and then chopping them up and mixing them around in order to achieve a 'babbling' effect.
See: Cowboy Village There was to be a fifth Gobbo Village in Croc 2, with a western theme. It would have been inhabited by Cowboy and Native American Gobbos. Unfortunately, it did not make it into the final game, it was cut out early in the development for an unknown reason. Although these Gobbos were not in Croc 2, a Cowboy Gobbo did make it into several official artworks for Croc 2. It was most likely at first planned to be in the game, but was scratched very early on in the development because it isn't featured in any screenshots or videos of Croc 2.
- As shown by the Sailor King, Gobbos believe the world is flat, "like pancake."
- Some Mainland Gobbos seem to not know anything about the Gobbo Archipelago, made clear when the Sailor King said "we are only Gobbos in world."
- The Mainland Gobbos have much more advanced technology than the Archipelago Gobbos. Such as speed boats, hang gliders, lava lamps, trains, sewer systems, dynamite, go-karts, hot air balloons, cannons, Ginger Soda, and even planes. While the Archipelago Gobbos show no sign of even imagining these things.
"Gobbos are small furry creatures who inhabit Forest Island where Croc was found. They live a mostly peaceful life, with only Baron Dante and his minions causing them harm. "
- In the logo for Argonaut Software Ltd., four Gobbos appear on-screen, one on the left, jumps on the blower, and repeats until it blows up, sending them off-screen.
|Characters in Croc|
|Good Guys||Croc • Croc's Family • Elephant • Gobbos • Gobbos (Volcanic Panic) • Gobbo Monarchs • Hippo • King Rufus • Swap Meet Pete • Beany the Bird • Lava Lamp Larry • Princess Tara • Professor Gobbo • Witch Doctor Gobbo|
|Big Bads||Baron Dante (Secret Sentinel) • Cactus Jack • Cannon Boat Keith • Chumly the Rocket Man • Firepit Monster • Flavio • Flibby • Fosley • Goo Man Chu • Itsy the Ice Demon • Neptuna • Soveena the Squid • Tooty the Feeble • Venus Fly Von-Trappe • Village Masher|
|Other Bad Guys||Ballistic Meg • Balloon Man • Bats • Beavers • Birds • Crabs • Dantinis • Fireball • Fish • Fly-trap • Fosley • Ghost • Grimmy • Hammy Head Shark • Husky Doo • Jack o Lantern • Jellyfish • Jonnie Bee Goode • Jumpy • Mechanical Robot • Mummy • Penguin • Platform Pete • Polar Bears • Popper • Rat • Robot Fist Guard • Scorpion • Snakes • Spider • Swipe Swiftly • Vampire Fish • Worms • Worm in a Well • Zombie Prisoner|
|Items & Collectables in Croc|
|Croc||Balloons • BONUS Letters • Cages • Coloured Crystals • Crystals • Gobbos • Hearts • Jigsaw Pieces • Jelly Jump • Keys|
|Croc 2||Balloons • Binoculars • Cages • Clockwork Gobbo • Coloured Crystals • Crystals • Crystal Ball • Golden Gobbo • Gobbos • Hearts • Heart Pots • Jigsaw Pieces • Jelly Jump / Gummi Savers • Keys • Swap Meet Pete Loyalty Card • Tail of the Phoenix|
|Other Games||Cages • Croc's Phone • Crystals • Gobbos (Volcanic Panic/Jungle Rumble) • Hearts • Keys|