History VideoGame / Gex

3rd May '17 5:58:47 AM justanid
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''Gex'' was a platformer franchise featuring a gecko who entered TV and movie themed worlds. The first entry, the simply titled ''Gex'', was a 2D platformer for the 3DO, and later the Playstation 1 and Sega Saturn. The next installment switched to 3D platforming, with ''Gex: Enter the Gecko''. It was released for the [=PS1=] and N64. The N64 port is noted for cutting out several levels due to space constraints and lacking cutscenes the game previously had (though to be fair, it featured one level that the [=PS1=] version lacked). The final entry, ''Gex 3: Deep Cover Gecko'', was again released on the [=PS1=] and N64 (which did not have any of the [=FMVs=]).

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''Gex'' was a platformer franchise from Creator/CrystalDynamics, featuring a gecko who entered TV and movie themed worlds. The first entry, the simply titled ''Gex'', was a 2D platformer for the 3DO, and later the Playstation 1 and Sega Saturn. The next installment switched to 3D platforming, with ''Gex: Enter the Gecko''. It was released for the [=PS1=] and N64. The N64 port is noted for cutting out several levels due to space constraints and lacking cutscenes the game previously had (though to be fair, it featured one level that the [=PS1=] version lacked). The final entry, ''Gex 3: Deep Cover Gecko'', was again released on the [=PS1=] and N64 (which did not have any of the [=FMVs=]).
21st Jan '17 11:46:18 PM TitoMosquito
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* TheMaze: "The Project", the penultimate level of Planet X. The maze is absolutely huge, and, combined with how little of a level you see around Gex at any given time, very difficult to navigate. There are also false exits that send you to the end (in one case, through one of the developers, who must be defeated before he kills you) without the remote for the next level.



* TheMaze: The Project, the penultimate level of Planet X. The maze is absolutely huge, and, combined with how little of a level you see around Gex at any given time, very difficult to navigate. There are also false exits that send you to the end (in one case, through one of the developers, who must be defeated before he kills you) without the remote for the next level.



* AscendedExtra: Agent Xtra appeared briefly in the opening of ''Enter the Gecko'' and in the story in the instruction manuel. In this game, she's kidnapped and contacts you at the end of each level.



* [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes Why Did It Have To Be Scarabs?]]: Quoted word-for-word in the PAL version whenever Gex comes near a scarab in "Holy Moses!".

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* [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes Why Did It Have To to Be Scarabs?]]: Quoted word-for-word in the PAL version whenever Gex comes near a scarab in "Holy Moses!".
31st Dec '16 9:52:41 AM DustSnitch
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* TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything: In the canyon section at the end of "Out of Toon," [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omGlRY65OnM A series of expertly-timed jumps]] can get you on top of a wall that's apparently not meant to reached, save for the fact that there's a TV containing infinite lives.

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* TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything: DevelopersForesight: In the canyon section at the end of "Out of Toon," [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omGlRY65OnM A series of expertly-timed jumps]] can get you on top of a wall that's apparently not meant to reached, save for the fact that there's a TV containing infinite lives.
28th Nov '16 6:56:53 AM fruitstripegum
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* TheDragon: Mooshoo Pork was this to Rez judging by his pictures in Rez's inner Sanctum



* GoombaStomp: Only works when Gex is preparing a SpringJump. Otherwise you get hurt.



* GoombaStomp: Only works when Gex is preparing a SpringJump. Otherwise you get hurt.



* TheJeeves: Alfred



* TheDragon: Mooshoo Pork was this to Rez judging by his pictures in Rez's inner Sanctum
* TheJeeves: Alfred



* BonusLevel: They are unlocked using silver remotes (they even have "BONUS" written in the TV screen) are all [[CollectionSidequest collection sidequests]] which unlock gold remotes. Gold remotes are used to unlock more varied {{Secret Level}}s.



* BonusLevel: They are unlocked using silver remotes (they even have "BONUS" written in the TV screen) are all [[CollectionSidequest collection sidequests]] which unlock gold remotes. Gold remotes are used to unlock more varied {{Secret Level}}s.



* CoolShades: Puts on a pair during the intro en route to the Media Dimension.



* CoolShades: Puts on a pair during the intro en route to the Media Dimension.



* ChristmasElves: The {{Mook}}s of the "Totally Scrooged" level.



* ChristmasElves: The {{Mook}}s of the "Totally Scrooged" level.



* MessyPig: The reason they appear in the "Mythstories" network.



* ImprovisedZipLine: In the "Cutcheese Island" level.



* ImprovisedZipLine: In the "Cutcheese Island" level.



* MessyPig: The reason they appear in the "Mythstories" network.
* MoneyToBurn: One mission in the Gangster TV level requires you to burn piles of [[CounterfeitCash funny money]].



* MoneyToBurn: One mission in the Gangster TV level requires you to burn piles of [[CounterfeitCash funny money]].
24th Nov '16 11:48:36 AM nombretomado
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--> '''Gex''': "I'm the ultimate weapon, [[AustinPowers baby. Yeah!]]"

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--> '''Gex''': "I'm the ultimate weapon, [[AustinPowers [[Film/AustinPowers baby. Yeah!]]"
20th Sep '16 10:46:42 AM theenglishman
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** Let's not forget this classic [[SarcasmMode family friendly knee-slapper]] after beating the Sun Snake in the first game:
--> '''Gex''': This is about as much fun as being [[PrisonRape Mike Tyson's cellmate on Valentine's Day]].
16th Jun '16 7:04:58 AM erforce
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'''''Gex''''' was a platformer franchise featuring a gecko who entered TV and movie themed worlds. The first entry, the simply titled ''Gex'', was a 2D platformer for the 3DO, and later the Playstation 1 and Sega Saturn. The next installment switched to 3D platforming, with ''Gex: Enter the Gecko''. It was released for the [=PS1=] and N64. The N64 port is noted for cutting out several levels due to space constraints and lacking cutscenes the game previously had (though to be fair, it featured one level that the [=PS1=] version lacked). The final entry, ''Gex 3: Deep Cover Gecko'', was again released on the [=PS1=] and N64 (which did not have any of the [=FMVs=]).

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'''''Gex''''' ''Gex'' was a platformer franchise featuring a gecko who entered TV and movie themed worlds. The first entry, the simply titled ''Gex'', was a 2D platformer for the 3DO, and later the Playstation 1 and Sega Saturn. The next installment switched to 3D platforming, with ''Gex: Enter the Gecko''. It was released for the [=PS1=] and N64. The N64 port is noted for cutting out several levels due to space constraints and lacking cutscenes the game previously had (though to be fair, it featured one level that the [=PS1=] version lacked). The final entry, ''Gex 3: Deep Cover Gecko'', was again released on the [=PS1=] and N64 (which did not have any of the [=FMVs=]).



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* {{Novelization}}: Written by Michael Teitelbaum[[note]]Who had also written adaptations for ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry'', ''Donkey Kong Land'', and ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry2DiddysKongQuest''[[/note]] and published by Troll Communications L.L.C. It's mainly based on ''Deep Cover Gecko'', though the events of the other games are detailed as backstory.

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* {{Novelization}}: Written by Michael Teitelbaum[[note]]Who had also written adaptations for ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry'', ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry1'', ''Donkey Kong Land'', and ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry2DiddysKongQuest''[[/note]] and published by Troll Communications L.L.C. It's mainly based on ''Deep Cover Gecko'', though the events of the other games are detailed as backstory.
28th May '16 10:20:29 PM nombretomado
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'''''Gex''''' was a platformer franchise featuring a gecko who entered TV and movie themed worlds. The first entry, the simply titled ''Gex'', was a 2D platformer for the 3DO, and later the Playstation 1 and Sega Saturn. The next installment switched to 3D platforming, with ''Gex: Enter the Gecko''. It was released for the PS1 and N64. The N64 port is noted for cutting out several levels due to space constraints and lacking cutscenes the game previously had (though to be fair, it featured one level that the PS1 version lacked). The final entry, ''Gex 3: Deep Cover Gecko'', was again released on the PS1 and N64 (which did not have any of the [=FMVs=]).

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'''''Gex''''' was a platformer franchise featuring a gecko who entered TV and movie themed worlds. The first entry, the simply titled ''Gex'', was a 2D platformer for the 3DO, and later the Playstation 1 and Sega Saturn. The next installment switched to 3D platforming, with ''Gex: Enter the Gecko''. It was released for the PS1 [=PS1=] and N64. The N64 port is noted for cutting out several levels due to space constraints and lacking cutscenes the game previously had (though to be fair, it featured one level that the PS1 [=PS1=] version lacked). The final entry, ''Gex 3: Deep Cover Gecko'', was again released on the PS1 [=PS1=] and N64 (which did not have any of the [=FMVs=]).



* AWinnerIsYou: In the N64 version of ''Enter the Gecko''. Because the N64 was incapable of FMV sequences, the ending from the PS1 version was cut and replaced with text that just said, "Congratulations!", followed by the credits over gameplay footage.

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* AWinnerIsYou: In the N64 version of ''Enter the Gecko''. Because the N64 was incapable of FMV sequences, the ending from the PS1 [=PS1=] version was cut and replaced with text that just said, "Congratulations!", followed by the credits over gameplay footage.
12th May '16 3:02:53 PM Prinzenick
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* ExcusePlot: The original game has Gex getting sucked into a TV and has the villain, Rez the Media Dimension overlord, wanting to use him as his mascot to take over the world. Needless to say, Gex will have none of it and has to save the day. Amusingly, the manual has a much more elaborate backstory for Gex, meant as a parody of how [[AllThereInTheManual older video games had more backstory in the original manual]] than in the actual games.
24th Apr '16 9:14:23 PM TitoMosquito
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The first game was originally going to be about a Hollywood stunt-gecko who must save his studio from financial trouble.
** Then, after they decided on the current premise, each world was going to have three parts. For example, the first part of the Horror world would be the cemetery, the second part a haunted mansion, and the third part would be Mode 2 (a la ''Rail Chase''). You can read more about it [[http://greggman.com/games/gex.htm here]].
** An earlier premise of the game is Gex is living in a gecko village island when a portal opens above them. Swarm of flying demons with pitchforks abducted them all. Gex is left behind, and he must rescue them.
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