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[[caption-width-right:299:The original Gecko {{Mascot}}.]]

''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=]).

Despite being fairly successful and its developer continuing most of its other franchises from the era into the next (and expectations that it ''would'' make the leap), the franchise ended with the release of the last game in 1999 and has not resurfaced.

The first game is available for PC on [[http://www.gog.com/game/gex GOG]]

!!Examples throughout the series:

* AllThereInTheManual: There's a LOT in the manual of the first game that isn't in the short intro before it.
* AlohaHawaii: Gex lives in Maui.
* AnvilOnHead: A stage hazard for the Toon TV stages in ''Gex: Enter The Gecko'' and the New Toon Land stage in the original ''Gex''. Hazards include anvils, safes, weights, fat ladies, and kitchen sinks. Also lampshaded by Gex:
--> '''Gex''': "What is it with cartoons and anvils?"
* AutoScrollingLevel: The "Congo Chaos" level. Stepping on a switch early in the level activates the autoscrolling. It stops at the end of the level (and you ''can'' backtrack if you want to).
* BadBoss: Rez. Just read the signs he keeps around his lair that say things like "30 DAYS IN THE COOLER FOR TALKING"
** That particular sign doubles as a ShoutOut to ''Series/HogansHeroes''.
%%* BigBad: Rez
* BigBoosHaunt: The Cemetery world (''Gex'') and Scream TV (''Gex: Enter the Gecko'')
%%* BigFancyHouse: Gex's mansion.
%%* BonusLevel: A staple of the series.
* {{Cameo}}: Nikki from ''VideoGame/{{Pandemonium}}''.
* CatchPhrase: "[[TailSlap It's tail time!]]"
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Gex can be thought of as one, seeing as how his references are usually irrelevant to the situation at hand. One of his quotes even involve random barking.
* CollectionSidequest: One in each game. It's a platformer released in the nineties so this is a given.
* ConveyorBeltOfDoom: Appears in Rez's stages in the original game and ''Enter The Gecko''.
* CrosshairAware: Done beautifully on ''Gex: Enter the Gecko'' with the final boss, Rez. After a while, the perspective switches to Rez's eyes (while you still control Gex) with Rez firing rockets after he locks on to you.
* DeadpanSnarker: Gex has his moments.
* DimensionLord: Rez is lord of the Media Dimension.
* TheDragon: Mooshoo Pork was this to Rez judging by his pictures in Rez's inner Sanctum
%%* {{Egopolis}}: Rezopolis
%%* EvilLaugh: Rez
* 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.
* FarEast: Kung Fuville and Kung Fu Theatre.
* ForgotToPayTheBill: Invoked occasionally whenever Gex rides on flying furnature in ''Enter the Gecko''. "Who forgot to pay the gravity bill?"
* FreudianExcuse: Gex's mother sold the TV to gypsies because Gex has been watching too much TV. He was so upset he ran away.
* GoombaStomp: Only works when Gex is preparing a SpringJump. Otherwise you get hurt.
* GottaCatchThemAll: The collectible remotes in each game are necessary to unlock new levels.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Happens a surprising amount, particularly in the third game.
** Lake Flaccid. Ummm...
*** A sign in that area prohibits "premarital Gex."
** "I'm flaming! In the... Manly way."
** "I feel like Lester the Mo-Gexter."
** And let's not forget the Caligula references in the desert level.
** A sign in Out of Toon reads "Pimp Struttin' "
** 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]].
* HockeyMaskAndChainsaw: Cemetery stages in the first game feature burly enemies of this type, who for added benefit also wear [[Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet red and green striped t-shirts]].
%%* ImaginaryFriend: "The Mayor"
* IncendiaryExponent: Each game as a fire power-up.
* InterspeciesRomance: Gex gets the girl in ''Gex: Enter The Gecko'' and ''Gex 3: Deep Cover Gecko''. Both women are human, while Gex is a gecko.
%%* TheJeeves: Alfred
%%* JustForPun
%%* LovableRogue: Gex
* MadScientist: Mooshoo Pork
* MascotWithAttitude: Gex, of course.
* MommasBoy: "How could he use that mouth to kiss her mother?"
* MultipurposeTongue: Gex can use it to vomit fire, ice and slime with the right powerups, but he more commonly uses it to grab ledges instead of using his hands.
* UsefulNotes/{{NASA}}: Gex's father worked there as a researcher. Now, Gex's mother owns it.
%%* {{Ninja}}
* NonSequitur: Gex's various quotes are very rarely directly relevant to the situation at hand. Notable because he says them a LOT.
* {{Notzilla}}: One level in ''Gex: Enter The Gecko'' has the titular lizard transforming into "Gexzilla".
* {{Novelization}}: Written by Michael Teitelbaum[[note]]Who had also written adaptations for ''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.
* OhGodWithTheVerbing: One of Gex's impressions is of Jerry Lewis, "flavin" and all.
* OrAreYouJustHappyToSeeMe: Used in one of the games: "Is that a lightsaber, or are you just happy to see me?"
%%* PartTimeHero
* PiranhaProblem: Piranhas appear as enemies in the first two games.
* PowerUp: The original game had a large variety. This was toned down in the sequels, but each game still has a fire and ice power up.
* ReferenceOverdosed: Invoked, due to Gex's addiction to the telly.
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney: Gex's family became rich after great-uncle Charlie (the original model for Izod) died and left them over $20 billion. The family bought houses, cars, judges, politicians, 51% ownership of NASA, and Australia (since the kids wanted to go there).
* ShoutOut: Has its [[ShoutOut/{{Gex}} own page]].
* TheSlacker: Gex, who, upon finding out he was reach, boarded up his house, stocked up on tasty flies, and plans to spend the rest of his life living comfortably, watching TV.
* SpinAttack: Gex's tail whip technically.
* SpringJump: Gex's trademark vertical mobility option. There are also jump pads in quite a few levels.
* SuckECheeses: Gex's mother bought NASA and converted Mission Control into a theme restaurant, ''Space Monkeys'', featuring robotic dancing space chimps.
* SuperNotDrowningSkills: Played straight in the first game, where Gex swims Mario-style, pressing the jump button to float upwards and not needing any oxygen. In Enter The Gecko, he doesn't need oxygen in the N64 version's ''Titanic'' level. Averted in Deep Cover Gecko, where Gex has an OxygenMeter.
* TakeThat: Several in Gex's quips. For example:
-->"Commander. They are of a strange species that find Adam Sandler funny."
* TalkativeLoon: Seriously. He does not shut up and the references he makes are so misplaced it goes straight from shallow parody into [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} pure randomness.]]
** The second game has a button specifically to make him say things.
%%* TalkingAnimal
* ThirdIs3D: Actually, second is.
%%* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Flies.
%%* TrappedInTVLand: ''Gex''
%%* UnclePennybags: Great-uncle Charlie
* VileVillainSaccharineShow: Rez. [[http://img1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20120421185119/gex/images/7/76/Rez-_The_Lord_Of_The_Media_Dimension!!!.png Look at this guy!]]
* WallCrawl: Gex, naturally.
* {{Wuxia}}: Kung Fuville (''Gex'') and Kung Fu Theatre levels (''Gex: Enter the Gecko'')

!!Tropes appearing in specific titles:

[[folder:The original ''Gex'']]
* {{Anticlimax}}: After beating Rez, [[spoiler:you get sent back to the real world and watch Gex wonder what's on HBO and change the channel to the credits.]] [[SarcasmMode Riveting.]]
** If you've cleared [[BonusLevel Planet X,]] you get a much longer ending, though it consists mostly of text.
* AnvilOnHead: How you defeat the Flatulator, the boss of the New Toonland level.
* AutoScrollingLevel: The "Congo Chaos" level. Stepping on a switch early in the level activates the autoscrolling. It stops at the end of the level (and you ''can'' backtrack if you want to).
%%* BigBoosHaunt: The cemetary level.
* BonusLevel:
** There is a "Break the barrels" bonus level.
** Beating the bonus level of every world will net you the remote for Planet X, an entire world of bonus levels.
* BookEnds: The game begins and end with Gex lying around on the couch, surfing the tube.
* CollectionSidequest: Fly coins.
* CuteGhostGirl: Spit N' Puke, the boss of the cemetary level...until you start [[TurnsRed damaging her.]]
* EverythingsDeaderWithZombies: In the cemetary level, you can fight zombie geckos.
* {{Fartillery}}: How the Flatulator propels himself.
* {{Fireballs}}: Gex can spit them out after getting a fire PowerUp.
* 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.
%%* PasswordSave
* PlaceWorseThanDeath: In the horror movie-themed levels, Gex will compare his surroundings to Detroit.
* PowerUp: The game includes:
** SuperSpeed and Super Jump
** An invincible shield of wind
** [[KillItWithIce Ice spit]]
** [[ShockAndAwe Thunder spit]]
** [[PlayingWithFire Fire spit]]
** HeartContainer (lasting for the current life/level only)
* RebelRelaxation: Gex on the cover.

[[folder:''Gex: Enter The Gecko'']]
* AsideGlance: Pulls one off at the end when Rex reveals that [[spoiler:he is [[LukeIAmYourFather Gex's father]].]]
* BadassBaritone: Gex in the UK dub, [[https://youtu.be/ducPm_8Xk6Y?t=6m59s courtesy of Leslie Philips]].
* BadassBoast:
--> '''Gex''': "I'm the ultimate weapon, [[Film/AustinPowers baby. Yeah!]]"
* BearTrap: A stage hazard for the Toon TV stages.
%%* BigBoosHaunt: The Scream TV levels.
* 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.
* BriefcaseFullOfMoney: How the government recruits Gex.
* CirclingStars: Happens when you jump straight into a wall (which doesn't do any damage) or get knocked down from an enemy hit.
* CollectionSidequest: This is how the [[BonusLevel bonus levels]] play out in ''Gex: Enter The Gecko''. In the standard levels, it also has you collecting thematic items which change and grant you a 1-UP after getting 30 and 40. Collecting 120 (50 after the second, permanent item change) gets you a silver remote, used to unlock secret levels. The collectibles are:
** [[WesternAnimation/BugsBunny Carrots]], [[PopEye cans of spinach]], and TNT {{Plunger Detonator}}s in the Toon TV levels.
** Skulls, tombstones, and [[Franchise/FridayThe13th hockey masks]] in the horror-themed Scream TV levels.
** Starfish, treasure chests, and necklaces in the ''Titanic''-themed level.
** 9 Volt batteries, red LED's, and ...some strange atom thingy in the cyber-themed Circuit Central levels.
** Boxes of noodles, yin-yang symbols, and kabuki masks for the chinatown, Kung Fu Theatre levels.
** Little rockets, laser guns, and mini astronauts for the Rocket Channel space levels.
** Drumsticks, cow's skulls, and mini, blue brachiosauruses in the Pre-History channel.
* CoolShades: Puts on a pair during the intro en route to the Media Dimension.
* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: The title of the first Circuit central level: www.dotcom.com
* EverythingsDeaderWithZombies: Justification for the presence of zombies in the Scream TV levels.
* EverythingTryingToKillYou: Zombies, scorpions, hunters, tikimen, ghosts, robots, ninjae, suits of samurai armor, chinese dragons, aliens, demented pumpkins, dinosaurs, bees, mutant pig-cow hybrids, and bear traps okay. But flowers, smiley faces, capacitors, and semiconductors?
* EvilLaugh: Rez during his boss fight.
* FriendlyLocalChinatown: Averted. Everything is still out to kill you in the chinatown themed Kung Fu Theatre levels. Even ninjae.
* FungusHumongous: Present in the Toon TV level.
* GottaKillThemAll: Quite a few red remotes are obtained from killing/destroying X numbers of enemy/destructible Y.
* GovernmentAgencyOfFiction: The people who hire Gex.
* GratuitousNinja: Justification for the presence of ninjae in the Kung Fu Theatre levels, despite being China themed for the most part.
%%* GreenHillZone: The Toon TV levels.
* {{Hammerspace}}: In the Toon TV world, the dancing flowers can pull hammers out from behind their backs to attack you. Afterwards, they just hide the hammer behind their backs again, seemingly into thin air.
* HaveANiceDaySmile: Appears as an enemy in the Toon TV world.
%%* HubLevel: The Media Dimension.
* ImprovisedZipLine: In the Kung Fu Theatre levels.
* IncendiaryExponent: When Gex eats a [[IncrediblyLamePun fire-fly]], he is set on fire and leaves a trail of fire when he attacks. He is also invincible.
--> '''Gex''': "Is it just me or am I [[ChewingTheScenery ENGULFED IN FLAMES?!]]"
--> '''Gex''': "[[FlamboyantGay I'm flaming!]] In the...manly way."
* KaizoTrap: If you collect a remote and die before landing on the ground (falling off a cliff, run out of air, etc.) the game will act as if you had died, but will still register that you obtained the remote. Not particularly useful, unless you really don't want to go back to the HubWorld, but not very frustrating either since the remote collection still counts.
* KillItWithFire: In ''Gex: Enter The Gecko'', creating a circle of fire around an enemy while under the effects of the fire-fly grants an instant kill via rising tower of flame. Notably, this is the only way, asides from its ice counterpart, to dispose of the corpses of zombies (which is not necessary or useful in anyway but is still very cool).
* KillItWithIce: Functionally identical to the fire-fly, the ice-fly allows Gex to also instakill enemies.
* LaserBlade: Gex plays with a lightsaber in his idle animation in the Rocket Channel space levels in ''Gex: Enter The Gecko'', complete with sound effects. Sadly, he cannot use it in combat. They are also used by certain enemies in the same level.
* LastSecondWordSwap: The title of the second non-bonus Rocket Channel level is name "Pain In The As[[spoiler:teroids]]".
%%* LethalLavaLand: The Pre-History Channel levels.
* LoinCloth: Gex dons one in the Pre-History channel levels.
* LukeIAmYourFather: [[spoiler:Rez tries pulling this at the end, though Gex's real father was killed in a rocket explosion. The novelization tries to reconcile this, revealing that Gex's father became Rez as as a result of the explosion.]]
* TheMenInBlack: They recruit him to help get rid of Rez again.
* MixAndMatchCritters: Mooshoo Pork, the second boss. The upper part of a pig with the bottom part of a cow. Also has a curly mustache and HighClassGlass.
* MoodDissonance: Hearing Gex's wise-cracks and {{Non Sequitur}}s make the horror themed levels very silly, even if they aren't meant to be taken seriously in the first place.
* OnlyInItForTheMoney: Gex's motivation in ''Gex: Enter The Gecko''.
* OxygenMeter: Used in the Rocket Channel space levels. There are air refueling centers and boxes filled with air bubbles littered across the level.
* PortraitPaintingPeephole: Some of the portraits in the horror themed "Scream TV" world.
* SavagePiercings: Gex has a StockFemurBone attached to his nose in the Pre-History dinosaur themed levels.
* SecretLevel: They are unlocked using gold remotes obtained from {{Bonus Level}}s and bosses. They reward the player with secret cutscenes.
* SelectiveLocalisation: For some reason, there was a British version made wherein the only difference was all of Gex's lines were dubbed over in a British accent. [[IAmVeryBritish It is a very nice accent, though.]]
* SequenceBreaking: It is possible to skip a large portion of the "Fine Tooning" Toon TV level by jumping on top of a domino and jump kicking past a gap, as shown [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BsYP6vAOr9o&feature=related here.]] Normally, you would need to follow the moat river to another section of the level to find a boat which acts as a platform, as shown [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXarmDfvS1g here.]]
* SequelNumberSnarl: The previous game in the series is simply called "Gex", and the next game is Gex 3: [[OddlyNamedSequel2ElectricBoogaloo Deep Cover Gecko]]... but this game ''isn't'' called Gex 2, leading to confusion for those who missed out on the original (e.g. N64 owners.)
* SpaceZone: The Rocket Channel levels.
%%* TheStinger: [[spoiler:See TopTenList]]
* TennisBoss: The first boss.
* 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.
* ThirteenIsUnlucky: In order to get a Red Remote in the second horror themed level, it is necessary to activate a switch which makes a clock strike thirteen.
* TopTenList: [[spoiler:Gex goes through one at the end of the game explaining why "It's cool to be me, Gex." as a [[TheStinger stinger]].]]
* TranslationTrainWreck: Made fun at in "Samurai Night Fever", where there is an advertisement for a deal on subtitles, 2 for 1.
* UnderTheSea: The majority of the N64 exclusive ''Titanic'' level.
* VaderBreath: Plays in the background of the Rocket Channel levels. Gets faster as your air gets lower.
* VariableMix: Certain sections of levels have specific music cues that play when the player get to them.
* WholesomeCrossdresser:
-->'''Gex''': "Last time I was here I was dressed as a woman. Yes!"
* 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.
* WorldOfPun: Almost all of level names are puns:
** [[Franchise/{{Hellraiser}} "Smellraiser"]]: The first Scream TV level.
** [[Series/GilligansIsland Gilligex Isle]]: The first boss level.
** [[Creator/JacquesCousteau Gecques Cousteau]]: The N64 exclusive ''Titanic'' level.
** [[Literature/{{Frankenstein}} Franken]][[Series/{{Seinfeld}} steinfeld]]: The second Scream TV level.
** [[Franchise/FridayThe13th Thursday the 12th]]: The second BonusLevel.
** [[TheFlintstones Lava Dabba Doo]]: The first SecretLevel.
** [[Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack The Umpire Strikes Out]]: The first Rocket Channel level.
** [[Film/TheSpyWhoLovedMe The Spy Who Loved Himself]]: The fourth Bonus Level.
** [[Series/BeverlyHills90210 Pangea 90210]]: The first non-secret Pre History Channel level.
** [[Franchise/TheTexasChainsawMassacre Texas Chainsaw Manicure]]: The second secret Scream TV level.
** [[Film/HoneyIShrunkTheKids Honey I Shrunk The Gecko]]: The second Circuit Central level.
** [[Film/{{Poltergeist}} Poltergex]]: The third non-secret Scream TV level.
** [[Film/GodzillaVsMechaGodzilla Gexzilla vs. Mecharez]]: Third boss battle.
** [[Film/SaturdayNightFever Samurai Night Fever]]: The second Kung Fu Theatre level.
** [[Film/FourWeddingsAndAFuneral No Weddings And A Funeral]]: The penultimate stage.
** The toon levels: "Out of Toon" and "Fine Tooning".
* YourHeadAsplode: If you hit the Green Grey aliens just right, you can induce this trope.

[[folder:''Gex 3: Deep Cover Gecko'']]
* AnachronismStew: Just in case you were somehow expecting an accurate portrayal of ancient Egypt in the "Holy Moses!", there's a metal hot dog stand at the entrance.
* AnAssKickingChristmas: The "Totally Scrooged" level.
* AntiFrustrationFeature: Levels where you can fall down and are forced to redo a long segment come with mini- checkpoints to go back to where you fell (The "Cutcheese Island"'s platforming segment and the Fairytales TV's beanstalk).
* 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.
* BadSanta: Evil Santa acts as a TennisBoss in the "Totally Scrooged" level.
* BearsAreBadNews: You fight taxidermied bears in the "Clueless In Seattle" level.
* BigCreepyCrawlies: You fight giant locusts and a giant spider in the "Holy Moses!" level.
%%* BonusLevel: Unlocks cheats.
* BuildLikeAnEgyptian: The Tut TV "Holy Moses!" level.
* CaptainObvious: Alfred is like this sometimes.
-->'''Alfred''': [[TalkLikeAPirate "Hwah, sir. Them treasure chests contain treasure."]]
* ChristmasElves: The {{Mook}}s of the "Totally Scrooged" level.
* CirclingStars: A returning trope from ''Enter The Gecko''
* DemBones: Skeletons appear in the Mythology Network channel "Mythstories" level as well as the "Cutcheese Island" level.
* Myth/EgyptianMythology: EnsembleDarkHorse Anubis is an enemy in "Holy Moses!"
* EverythingsBetterWithPenguins: You can hit penguins for fly coins in the Totally Scrooged" level.
* EverythingTryingToKillYou: Now we have ChristmasElves, taxidermied bears, billard balls, fleas, man-eating lawnchairs, exotic blunderbuss-wielding stereotypically British hunters, mummies, Anubis clones, faces coming out of walls, giant locusts, giant spiders, nasty drill sergeants...and that's barely half-way through the game.
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: Rex is a T-Rex.
* GangplankGalleon: The Buccaneer Program level "Cutcheese Island". [[NonindicativeName Despite the name, the level does not take place on an island at all.]]
* GatlingGood: You can use stationary gatling guns in the Army TV "War is Heck" level.
* GhostPirate: An enemy on the "Cutcheese Island" level.
* GottaCatchThemAll: Remotes, fly coins, and bonus coins which unlock levels (varies), an extra remote (100), extra health (25), and {{Bonus Level}}s respectively (varies).
* GraveHumor: The tombstones in the "Organ Trail" level are fairly spiteful.
* HeartContainer: Getting 25 Paw coins increases your life.
* HeroicAlbino: Gex when he's a vampire.
%%* HubLevel: The Gex cave.
* ImprovisedZipLine: In the "Cutcheese Island" level.
* IncredibleShrinkingMan: In "Clueless In Seattle", Gex needs to shrink to do some minigames on a trophy bear head, a kitchen sink, and a billiard board, because... magnifying glass?
* IncrediblyLamePun: Oh so much. If not Gex's lines then some of the titles. If not those then we get gems like these:
-->'''Sign in Lake Flaccid''': "No Premarital Gex"
* InstantIceJustAddCold: Rex starts out in an ice cube. Push him near a fire and [[HarmlessFreezing he's as good as new]].
%%* TheJeeves: Alfred obviously.
* KangarooPouchRide: Gex goes for one in the first BonusLevel: Marsupial Madness.
* KillerRobot: An enemy type fought in the Anime Channel level: "When Sushi Goes Bad."
* MadBomber: One mission in the Superhero Show level has you defeating the mad bomber.
* MaskedLuchador: Gex dresses as one for the first boss fight versus a wrestler.
* TheMaze: A mild example with the hedge maze in "Clueless In Seattle".
* {{Medley}}: The music to "Totally Scrooged" is a medley of various Christmas songs: "Jingle Bells", "Angels We Have Heard on High", and "Frosty the Snowman" (played in a minor key to give it a sinister sound).
* 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]].
* {{Mummy}}: An enemy in the "Holy Moses!" level. Can turn into a tornado, oddly enough.
* MythologyGag: One of the secret levels (Braveheartless) references another Creator/CrystalDynamics game: ''{{Akuji the Heartless}}''.
* NeverSmileAtACrocodile: You ride a crocodile in one of the {{Bonus Level}}s
* NonIndicativeName: The "Cutcheese Island" takes place on a galleon stranded in the middle of nowhere. Also there is [[JustForPun no farting involved.]]
* NotQuiteFlight: Gex can glide when he wears an outfit equipped with a cape. This includes the vampire costume and the red riding hood costume. He can also get this ability in his PowerSuit in the Anime Channel level as well as from a superpower gained from a super power booth.
* OurVampiresAreDifferent: Being a vampire only gives Gex the ability to be [[HeroicAlbino albino]], have fangs and [[NotQuiteFlight glide.]]
* PirateParrot: An enemy in the "Cutcheese Island" level.
* PoweredArmor: Gex puts one on in the Anime Channel level. It looks like a stereotypical mecha and allows him to [[NotQuiteFlight glide]]. It does not, however, [[ArmorIsUseless reduce any damage.]]
* SavageWolves: The wolf enemies in the Fairytales TV level are fairly harmless, but take the most hits out of all the non-boss enemies in the game.
* ScaryScorpions: Seen in the "Organ Trail" level.
%%* SecretLevel: [[spoiler:"Dial A for Arson",]]
* SlippySlideyIceWorld: The "Totally Scrooged" level.
* SnowballFight: How the elves attack you in the "Totally Scrooged" level.
* SpinAttack: Strangely enough used by mummies.
* StockDinosaurs: The only dinosaurs in this game are Rex the [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin T-Rex]],...
* SuicideAttack: The walking hand grenades in the "War is Heck" level will attempt to pull one on you.
* SuperStrength: Gex can transform into a super hero and gain this power to destroy special boxes and cars.
* TankGoodness: There is a segment in the "War is Heck" level where you drive a tank through a destructible city.
* TennisBoss: Evil Santa and the MadBomber There is also an enemy in the "Organ Trail" level who can only be defeated this way.
* ThemeAndVariationsSoundtrack: Nearly every piece of music in the third game is based on one theme, merely arranged in different ways depending on the environment.
* ToiletHumour: One objective in the "Organ Trail" level is to "visit the world's largest mound of poop" because... westerns are filthy?
%%* WallMaster
* [[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!".
* TheWildWest: Parodied in the "Organ Trail" level.
* WorldOfPun: Continuing the trend from ''Enter The Gecko'':
** Again see the ShoutOut section for puns referencing other works.
** Holiday Broadcasting channel: "Totally [[TheScrooge Scrooged]]".
** Random signs in front of the doors in the "Organ Trail" level say "[[IncrediblyLamePun Itznot Mine"]]
** There is a huge dog dish with the name "Fefido" at the top of a [[Literature/JackAndTheBeanstalk beanstalk]].
** The title of one BonusLevel: "War and Pieces"
** The Superhero Show level "Superzeroes".