Gex 3D: Enter the Gecko (Nintendo 64)

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Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.7
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.6
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.6
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.5
Overall User Score (12 votes) 3.6

Critic Reviews

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Mega Fun
War Gex 3D auf der PlayStation noch eine kleine Revolution für sich, kann die vorliegende N64-Version diesem Anspruch nicht gerecht werden. Gegenüber der N64-Konkurrenz, wie z.B. Mario 64 oder Banjo Kazooie, kann der kleine Lurch ebenfals nicht bestehen. Vom Umfang her bietet das Game wahrlich genug, selbst wenn der Titanic-Level ein wenig unglücklich geraten ist (das Tauchen ist recht unhandlich). Jedoch wäre mit der Power des N64 mehr drin gewesen. Spielerisch ist das große Manko einfach die Kamera, bei deren Umsetzung einfach geschlampt wurde: Es fehlt hieran der Dynamik der PS-Version, damit (fast) immer ein guter Überblick selbst an den heiklen Stellen gewährleistet ist.
Consoles Plus
Ce n'est pas un mauvais jeu et on peut prendre plaisir à y jouer. Mais il ne fait pas le poids face aux mastodontes du genre, Banjo ou Mario.
Overall, Gex 64 is a good game, the graphics are fair which is fine because the sound makes up for the lack in graphics. The gameplay could be easier such as the camera angles given but once you get used to it you hardly notice the changing camera. The game is overall fun and is enjoyable to play. If you enjoyed Mario 64 you should enjoy Gex 64.
Gex est un personnage sympathique et attachant. On est heureux de le retrouver dans de nouvelles aventures. Le jeu en lui-même, malgré quelques défauts, est loin d'être déplaisant. Il tombe hélas un peu mal, Banjo-Kazooie, trottant encore dans les mémoires et dans les ports cartouches des joueurs Nintendo.
Total! (Germany)
Bedauerlicherweise bleibt von dem PlayStation-Spitzentitel für das Nintendo64 nur ein leicht überdurchschnittliches Spiel übrig. Zwar ist die Story immer noch witzig und abwechslungsreich, aber technisch kann dieser Titel nicht ganz überzeugen. Schade eigentlich, denn der Ansatz war ein wirklich guter, und unverständlich, weil die Entwicklerfirma Crystal Dynamics einst tönte, mit dem ledernen Tier Mario echte Konkurrenz machen zu wollen. Tja, aber wer will das nicht...
Nintendo Power Magazine
A two- or four-lizard mode would have been Gexciting, but we'll have to live with a single Gex. Otherwise, Gex 64 pulls almost all the right strings. If there's any weakness, it's that few stages have a true white-knuckle challenge. The enemies aren't very smart. As slick as any non-Rare game can be. Banjo-lite.
Game Revolution
Although Gex64 can get repetitive and frustrating in places, there's enough originality in this game to pull out a chuckle or two, make you say, "Oh yeah, I remember that TV show!" and most importantly to keep you entertained for a while.
These disappointments aside, GEX64 remains one of the more entertaining platformers out there. Cuddly as Mario and his clones are, none approach true wackiness. GEX is both wry and madcap, one of the few Nintendo 64 titles that adults can play without embarrassment.
Gex is not a classic, and is not a bad game. It's an average 3-D platformer. Being that the genre is so young and technically impressive, that really says something. An average 3-D platformer is, at least in my mind, more impressive then an average racing game or fighting game. So, because of the games length and challenge, it's a good buy if you're interested. Don't touch it until you've finished Mario and BK, and if you have a Playstation, get that version, but otherwise it's an entertaining, although not groundbreaking 3-D platformer.
Gaming Age
By now you're probably asking yourself if you should lay down your hard-earned cash and buy the latest 3D adventure for the N64. I would strongly urge you to buy Mario 64 and Banjo-Kazooie before even considering this game. If you already own both of the aforementioned titles and still want to have some more of the same (albeit with watered down graphics and control problems) then Gex 64 might be a worthy purchase. However, if you already own Gex: Enter the Gecko for the PlayStation then there's no need to buy this version.
Gex 64 isn't a terrible game, but it's definitely not in the same league as Nintendo 64's Banjo-Kazooie or Super Mario 64. In fact, Bomberman 64 is probably the better game. It's really a shame, too, because Gex for PlayStation was actually a commendable attempt at a 3D platformer that pushed the console's hardware. On the Nintendo 64 though, Gex has been watered down, fogged in and ultimately sloppily ported. This could have been a much better game. And given its competition, it should have been.
Most amazing is the fact that Gex: Enter the Gecko looks and plays better on the PlayStation than on the N64. Where is the raw processing power that Nintendo promised us when the N64 hit the market? Do yourself a favor and stay away from this lizard.