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Developer(s) Beam Software
Publisher(s) Crystal Dynamics
PlayStation Platform(s) PlayStation, PSN
Release date(s) December 13, 1995 (NA, PlayStation)
April, 1995 (EU, PlayStation)
March 8, 1996 (JP, PlayStation)
November 5, 2009 (NA, PSN)
December 21, 2011 (EU, PSN)
Genre Platform
Rating(s) K-A (Pre-1998)
E (1998)
Mode(s) Single Player
Gex is a platform game that was released on the PlayStation on December 13, 1995 in North America, on March 8, 1996 in Japan, and sometime in April, 1996 in Europe.

The game stars a wisecracking gecko named Gex.


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This article contains plot details.

Gex used to live in Maui, Hawaii with his mother and three younger siblings while their father worked for NASA. Some years later, Gex's father, along with ten human volunteers, died when the rocket they were on exploded on the launch pad. After this, Gex began to bottled up his emotions and took to the tv for refuge, soon becoming addicted to it.

After failing to break his addiction, his mother decided to move the family to Encino, California. Once they moved, Gex's tv was taken away and he ran away from home. Several months later, Gex inherited an enormous amount of money and used it to buy a mansion in Maui and buy the largest tv in the world.

At the start of the game, Gex swallowed a fly-shaped transmitter. Afterwards, a huge hand came out of the tv screen, grabbed Gex, and pulled him in. The one behind this was Rez, the ruler of the Media Dimension. Rez intended on making Gex his new mascot and conquer the world.

After traversing through four of the worlds in the Media Dimension and collecting the pieces of a mysterious remote, this remote allowed him to go to Planet X. Once Gex collected all the remotes from every world, he was able to go to Rezopolis and fight Rez. Once Rex was defeated, Gex was returned home to Maui.


Media DimensionEdit

The main hub world, Gex is able to access the rest of the worlds through here. The dome in the center eventually opens and reveals Rezopolis.


A horror-themed world, Gex must travel through this place while avoiding enemies such as killer tomatoes, gargoyles, and a parody of the horror icons "Jason" and "Leatherface". The boss of this world is Morphina.

New ToonlandEdit

Based on Saturday morning cartoons, this wacky world is bright and colorful. The boss of this world is The Flatuator.

Jungle IsleEdit

A jungle-themed world. The boss is called Sun Snake.

Kung FuvilleEdit

A world based on Kung Fu movies. The boss is called Toxic Turtle.

Planet XEdit

A hidden world that can only be accessed after finding all the pieces to a special remote.


The capital of the Media Dimension and Rez's stomping grounds.


Gex received mostly mixed to positive reviews.


  • This is the only side-scrolling game in the Gex series.
  • This game was originally released on the 3DO before being ported to the PS1, Sega Saturn, and Microsoft Windows.


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