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Gish

MobyRank MobyScore
Linux
...
3.8
Windows
76
3.9
Macintosh
...
5.0
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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 There are many title screens
Gish Windows Versus Modes
Gish Windows Smash the enemy!

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User Reviews

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The Press Says

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
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
GameStar (Germany) Windows Aug, 2005 64 out of 100 64
Softpedia Linux Dec 29, 2011 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
GamePlasma Windows Jul 23, 2004 5 out of 10 50
GameCola.net Windows Nov 30, 2010 4 out of 10 40

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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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Contributed to by Sciere (251659), Kabushi (121977), Iggi (4508) and Zack Green (1015)