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Gish

Critic Score User Score
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5.0
Windows
76
3.9
Linux
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Description

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.

Screenshots

Gish Windows Another title screen
Gish Windows Options
Gish Windows Crazy ride.
Gish Windows There's rocks everywhere

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User Reviews

Squishy Gishy Windows krisko6 (261)

Critic Reviews

Game Tunnel Windows Jun 05, 2004 10 out of 10 100
gotoAndPlay() Windows Jul 25, 2004 93 out of 100 93
Macworld Macintosh Oct 18, 2004 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
GameZebo Windows Aug 04, 2010 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Inside Mac Games (IMG) Macintosh Oct 15, 2004 8.75 out of 10 88
GameSpot Windows Oct 07, 2004 8.2 out of 10 82
4Players.de Windows Jul 18, 2005 75 out of 100 75
JeuxVideoPC.com Windows Dec 07, 2005 15 out of 20 75
Softpedia Linux Dec 29, 2011 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
GamePlasma Windows Jul 23, 2004 5 out of 10 50

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Trivia

Inspiration

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

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