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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 Versus mode - dragster
Gish Windows Who's got bigger mouth contest
Gish Windows Another title screen
Gish Windows First level is tutorial, no surprise here

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Squishy Gishy Windows krisko6 (482)

Critic Reviews

Game Tunnel Windows Jun 05, 2004 10 out of 10 100
Game Chronicles Windows Jul 27, 2004 9.5 out of 10 95
gotoAndPlay() Windows Jul 25, 2004 93 out of 100 93
Games4Mac Macintosh 2005 90 out of 100 90
GameZone Windows Jun 10, 2004 8.8 out of 10 88
IC-Games Windows Jun 13, 2004 78 out of 100 78 Windows Jul 18, 2005 75 out of 100 75 Windows Dec 07, 2005 15 out of 20 75
GameStar (Germany) Windows Aug, 2005 64 out of 100 64
Softpedia Linux Dec 29, 2011 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60


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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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