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A group of game developers are deep into the final stages of testing their new game. All of a sudden, their characters revolt and break out of their control, taking on lives and ambitions of their own. A princess character is kidnapped and the only way to save her is to send in heroes from other games. Various warriors and wizards are dispatched to try to save her, but nothing works. As a last resort, Gift, a comical, clumsy, little red alien volunteers and is sent in to save the day.

The player controls Gift in 3D arcade fashion and must navigate 10 levels and special rooms, picking up numerous items along the way and meeting characters from other games and films. There are the dwarfs from Snow White, a Darth Vader’s light sabre, Indiana Jones’ whip, and a machine gun from Quake, among others, throughout the levels. He’ll leap between moving platforms, avoid death rays, zap enemies, etc. His progress is often impeded by thought-provoking roadblock type puzzles, which require imagination, logic, and a keen sense of humor.


Gift Windows Little shadows safe in the light
Gift Windows Level selection
Gift Windows Titlescreen with Gift juggling

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Alternate Titles

  • "Подарочек" -- Russian spelling
  • "Gifty: Ein Geschenk des Himmels" -- German title
  • "Gifty" -- Dutch title
  • "Gift: Le cadeau des étoiles" -- French title

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A small homage to the video game world. Windows The_Ferryman (14)

Critic Reviews Windows Oct 24, 2000 16 out of 20 80
Gry OnLine Windows Feb 08, 2001 8 out of 10 80
PC Joker Windows Nov, 2000 78 out of 100 78
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Windows Nov 22, 2000 76 out of 100 76 PlayStation 2 May 29, 2001 15 out of 20 75
PC Player (Germany) Windows Nov, 2000 73 out of 100 73
Gamekult Windows Nov 23, 2000 7 out of 10 70 (UK) Windows Dec 07, 2000 7 out of 10 70
games xtreme Windows Nov 16, 2000 7 out of 10 70
PlayFrance PlayStation 2 Apr 09, 2003 5 out of 10 50


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