Description official descriptions
Enter your television to defeat the evil Rez by collecting remotes to open worlds inside your tv. You are a gecko with all the usual platform hero skills such as jump, fire, and close-range attack, but also suction cups to help you scale walls, a tongue to pick up those tricky to get power-ups and plenty of wise-cracks to keep you amused. Use them all to make your way through TV land searching for the remotes, collecting pickups, power-ups, and killing TVs.
- ゲックス - Japanese spelling
Credits (3DO version)
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|GEX Core Team|
|Bosses & AI Systems|
|BLT, Maps & Glue Screens|
|GEX & Rez Character Design & 3D Models|
|GEX Character Animation|
|Enemy Character Design & Animation||
|Map Screens & Jungle World Backgrounds|
|Music Composer & Producer||
|[ full credits ]|
Average score: 74% (based on 37 ratings)
Average score: 3.6 out of 5 (based on 38 ratings with 2 reviews)
This was really well thought out and did make nice improvements to this genre. Even 3D0 was stumped at how the final boss animations/scenes were coded as it did some things that they did not think the 3DO system was capable of doing. At the time the sprite animations were as good or better then anything else available. Very solid gameplay.
On one of the final levels. You must jump at the 'perfect' moment to avoid a fireball, pit of death, over a crate etc,. . . There was a horrible lag as well at this moment. I think it to me 50 tries. The lag was the killer here. But it was passable so with immense patience you could get by. Its a minor gripe really.
The Bottom Line
Super Mario with the ability to climb walls, tail swap and make funny wise-cracks. I only played the 3D0 version so there may be differences between the systems.
3DO · by Ares (5) · 2005
Ah, the amazing Gex. This is totally one of my favorite (and the probably only) arcade game on 3D0. This game has an odd game story, although most platform arcade games never do have any normal storylines (e.g. Mario Bros).
I remember reading (or was it watching) that Gex was a cook at a pizza place and developed tail whipping skills while throwing those pizza and swating flies. Anyway, the our lizard hero comes home, watches TV and is suddenly zapped into TV land by some unknown force and has to fight his way into reality. In the course of reality, you have to find "TV remotes" that will lead you into new lands. One good thing about this is that you can choose your next TV to visit.
Pretty corny idea, but thankfully the gameplay was overshadowed any doubt.
So what's so great about the game? Well first, they made a really cool hero. A tail slashing gecko with sunglasses. He looks like a cool role model which appealed to teenagers boys like myself. But that's not all, I remember that this game had one of the best and colorful graphics a game could have in those days. 3D0 really was a jump effort from the kinda crappy graphics of Nintendo. The sound and music was excellent, lively well suited for this arcade game!
But one of the best features of the game which usually is always a good thing in any game is that this game really had a lot of humor. Hey, it's a tail whacking Gecko, how could you not have humor as a focus? The game borrowed a lot of famous lines from movies and TV series. One of my favorites is from the old TV series "Kungfu". In China town you can hear a whisper from a Shaolin monster..."Listen to me Grasshopper", while fighting of kungfu flying enemies.
Never finished the game...got bored after one too many levels. Never was patient with arcade game, though Gex really was a great package regardless.
The Bottom Line
Best arcade game on the 3D0.
3DO · by Indra was here (20633) · 2004
- Electronic Gaming Monthly
- June 1995 (Issue 71) - Game of the Month (3DO version)
- 1994 (Vol 3, Iss. 1) - Best 3DO Action/Platform Game of the Year
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Game added February 3rd, 2003. Last modified October 26th, 2023.