In The Games Corner – Gex: Enter The Gecko, Playstation One

When I was growing up, I owned the third installment of this game but never the second game and this year I decided to buy the Playstation One Game on the PS3 to see just how different it was to the other Gex.

Gex: Enter The Gecko is a platform game that was released in 1998, it was developed by Crystal Dynamics Realtime Associates and published by BMG Interactive. The narrative of the game follows a James Bond style character called Gex who is a lizard, he is a retired agent and then suddenly everything turns upside down when agents on the television push him into working again because his mortal enemy Rez has returned and he needs to take action.

The game plays out in platform levels and each game is sort of themed like a television genre. The aim of the level is to complete the level doing different challenges to collect  television remotes. Once you have completed a challenge you gain a remote and then you have to re-enter and start the level again to collect the rest.

Gex has a few actions that he can do to attack his enemies which include a tail whip and karate kick. He can also jump on his tail and also use his tongue to eat health flies which you whack out of televisions.  The game received mostly positive reviews with the Playstation version of the game being ranked at 81.7% by Gamerankings.

It is weird playing this one because for me there was a few changes between the games that stood out. Firstly from Gex: Enter The Gecko to Gex 3 – the accent of the gecko changes from English to American. I prefer the American accent because I found the English accent annoying and it keeps saying really cliche things that get really irritating.

The gameplay between the two games are similar and whilst Gex 3 will always be my favourite of the two, they are both fun to play.

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