Gish (Windows)

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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 Another title screen
Gish Windows There are many title screens
Gish Windows Main menu
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Critic Reviews

Game Chronicles Jul 27, 2004 9.5 out of 10 95
gotoAndPlay() Jul 25, 2004 93 out of 100 93
GameZebo Aug 04, 2010 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
GameZone Jun 10, 2004 8.8 out of 10 88
GameSpot Oct 07, 2004 8.2 out of 10 82 Dec 07, 2005 15 out of 20 75 Jul 18, 2005 75 out of 100 75
GameStar (Germany) Aug, 2005 64 out of 100 64
GamePlasma Jul 23, 2004 5 out of 10 50 Nov 30, 2010 4 out of 10 40


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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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Zack Green (1013) added Gish (Windows) on Jun 19, 2004
Other platforms contributed by Sciere (330345), Kabushi (143914) and Iggi (6603)