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Gish is a platformer with a twist. You play a blob of tar named Gish (yes, I said a blob of tar) who is on a journey to find his girlfriend, Brea - who is not another blob of tar, but rather a human.

Using the complex, realistic physics engine, Gish must stick to walls, slide through cracks, topple boxes, and solve many other strange physics puzzles while battling enemies. Even jumping is very physics-heavy; Gish has to bounce up and down to gain momentum for a jump. The game includes three modes: Story, which is standard linear platforming, Collection, a sort of time attack mode, and Vs., where two Gishes fight to the death.


Gish Windows Options
Gish Windows Smashing through the ceiling
Gish Windows No, wait for me!
Gish Windows There's rocks everywhere

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Game Tunnel Windows Jun 05, 2004 10 out of 10 100
Game Chronicles Windows Jul 27, 2004 9.5 out of 10 95
Macworld Macintosh Oct 18, 2004 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Games4Mac Macintosh 2005 90 out of 100 90
GameZebo Windows Aug 04, 2010 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
GameSpot Windows Oct 07, 2004 8.2 out of 10 82
IC-Games Windows Jun 13, 2004 78 out of 100 78 Windows Dec 07, 2005 15 out of 20 75
GamePlasma Windows Jul 23, 2004 5 out of 10 50 Windows Nov 30, 2010 4 out of 10 40


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Gish was envisioned as a play on the classic side-scrolling Mario games, both in level progression and story.

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