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Gex is a 2D sidescrolling platformer that puts players in the shoes of a wisecracking gecko called Gex.  Gex must traverse the level and collect coins.

This entry is for our 3DO copy of the game.  It was also released on the Playstation and Sega Saturn.

In addition to being able to walk, run, and jump through levels, Gex can attach himself to walls and crawl along them using the suction pads on his feet. This technique is sometimes necessary to progress, but can also be used to bypass enemies and hazards.

Gex primarily attacks with tail whips.

The objective in almost every level in Gex is to explore and find television remotes hidden throughout the levels.

Certain levels require players to find two remotes to access the next world. There are also hidden portals to bonus levels, and completing a bonus level perfectly gives players a piece of the Planet X remote. Though there is a bonus level in each regular level, players need only beat one in each world to reach Planet X, an optional secret world.

On the 3DO original, players must save progress on the system's internal memory. Other versions use a password system instead. To receive a password or gain access to the 3DO's internal memory, the player must find a VHS tape, hidden in the level. The tapes are usually hidden every other level in each world.


This summary is taken from a user review on GameFAQs, submitted on 06/09/2002, seven years after release.  It is a review of the Playstation version.

'Tongues Up

--Fluent animation and lavish graphics with little slowdown
--Gex is one witty salamander
--Moderately high challenge

The Raspberry
--A joke isn't funny the 50th time you hear it
--Hit detection will frustrate some, kids in particular
--Music bows too much to the talking

Score: 8'

Platform : 3DO
Format : CD ROM
Publisher : Crystal Dynamics
Authors : Crystal Dynamics
Date : 1995
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Other Software by Crystal Dynamics:

Item Manufacturer Platform Format Date
Total Eclipse Crystal Dynamics 3DO CD ROM 1993
Sample This! Crystal Dynamics 3DO CD ROM 1994
Gex Crystal Dynamics 3DO CD ROM 1995
GEX 3D Crystal Dynamics Sony PlayStation CD-ROM 1998
GEX: Deep Cover Gecko Crystal Dynamics Sony PlayStation CD-ROM 1999

Information About Crystal Dynamics:




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