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Gish

MobyRank MobyScore
BlackBerry
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5.0
J2ME
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5.0
Linux
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3.8
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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 Tightly!
Gish Windows There's rocks everywhere
Gish Windows Main menu
Gish Windows There are places to die

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User Reviews

Squishy Gishy Windows krisko6 (252)

The Press Says

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
GameZebo Windows Aug 04, 2010 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Games4Mac Macintosh 2005 90 out of 100 90
Inside Mac Games (IMG) Macintosh Oct 15, 2004 8.75 out of 10 88
GameZone Windows Jun 10, 2004 8.8 out of 10 88
GameSpot Windows Oct 07, 2004 8.2 out of 10 82
JeuxVideoPC.com Windows Dec 07, 2005 15 out of 20 75
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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