Gex is a side-scrolling platform game developed by Crystal Dynamics and originally released for the 3DO in 1995. Versions of the game were released for the PlayStation, the Sega Saturn. It was a game for Panasonic models of the 3DO later in the consoles life. It is the first game in the Gex series and introduces players to the title character, Gex served as Crystal Dynamicss mascot. Gex and his live in Maui, Hawaii. His mother raised him and his three siblings while their father worked for NASA. Gexs hobbies include spending time with his friends, surfing, playing the ukulele, one day, Gexs mother gets a phone call from NASA, explaining that Gexs father and ten human volunteers died when their rocket exploded on the launch pad. Soon, the gecko familys carefree life is shattered when Gex bottles up his emotions and takes refuge in front of the television to get over the tragedy, three weeks later, he becomes an addict to TV. After several unsuccessful attempts to get Gex to stop watching TV and consulting with a minister and friends at work, the gecko family moves to Encino, California, Gexs TV is taken away, and he flees from home. After several months of living on the streets, Gex inherits an enormous amount of money, and he back to Maui to live in a mansion. While watching TV one day, Gex swallows a passing fly, moments later, a huge hand shoots out of the screen and grabs Gex by his neck, pulling the young gecko into his own TV. The cold claw belonged to Rez, the overlord of the Media Dimension, Gex traverses through the worlds of the Media Dimension, each based on different genres, the Cemetery, New Toonland, Jungle Isle and Kung Fuville. The first world he encounters is a dome, surrounded by four large TVs. Gex then goes through the large TVs leading to each realm, collects the remotes within them, and defeats Rez accomplices in turn, Morphina, Gex also collects pieces to another remote, which allows him to travel to the mysterious Planet X. Once Gex manages to collect all the remotes, the Dome opens and he travels down to Rezopolis. Once inside, Gex defeats Rez in a battle, using one of Rez own mechanical bugs. Gex is then teleported back to his home in Maui, and looks back and his last words in the game are Hey, cool. In addition to being able to walk, run, and jump through levels, Gex can attach himself to walls and this technique is sometimes necessary to progress, but can also be used to bypass enemies and hazards
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Gex in a horror level. The jumping tomato is an enemy. The features in the display bar, from left to right, are the player's score, number of lives, number of flies, and health.