Follow TV Tropes


Video Game / Gizmo

Go To
Greetings, bots! It's been thirty-five years since the humans went to sleep, and Operation Rebuilt-The-Planet began. Despite being a little overdue, I'm confident that you will PICK UP THE PACE!! And the project will be completed with out any disrups-(screen flickers off)
Dr. Bolt in the Cinematic Trailer.

Gizmo is a 3D Platform Game by Dane Winn and Alec Smith. A single level of it was freely released for PC through Steam on December 5th, 2018, though its creators promise to eventually make a much larger, 25-level game out of it.

Many years ago, the entire human race was put to sleep, with the sole exception of the brilliant Dr. Bolt. In that time, he's built an army of robots to help him reconstruct the planet.

Thing is, they should have been finished long ago.

However, Dr. Bolt is confident that despite the setbacks, the project will be finished, and mankind will FINALLY be awakened. That's where Gizmo comes in. Gizmo must traverse Arctic Base 4, collect transmission beacons, and listen in on Dr. Bolt's broadcasts.

Gizmo contains examples of:

  • Amazing Technicolor Population: Dr. Bolt is purple for some unexplained reason.
  • Attack Drone: The game has purple ones that fire red orbs at Gizmo.
  • Can't You Read the Sign?: Early on, you find Dr. Bolt's sign with the "Absolutely no rolling or jumping!" message on it. Of course, Dr. Bolt is a villain, while rolling and jumping are Gizmo's main powers, so you proceed to gleefully ignore it.
    • There is also one entrance with nothing but "GO AWAY" written above it.
  • Checkpoint: Gizmo will occasionally see holograms of himself that serve this purpose in the game.
  • Collection Sidequest: Even in the current state of the game, there are 21 Beacons to collect.
  • Cute Machines: Gizmo, with his bright colors and nicely rounded dimensions.
  • Cyber Cyclops: A non-villainous example, as Gizmo the Player Character robot has only one eye.
  • Floating Platforms: This game definitely has its share of them, which appear to levitate thanks to some antigravity technology.
  • One Hitpoint Wonder: If something can damage Gizmo, it'll instantly destroy him by breaking his body into dozens of scrap parts.
  • Rolling Attack: Gizmo can compress his body into a cylindrical shape and roll into enemies to destroy them.
  • Spin Attack: Gizmo's other attack is to spin his torso around its axis, causing his arms to reach sufficient velocities to destroy enemies and obstacles. When done in mid-air, this move will result in him corkscrewing through it.