Gex 64: Enter the Gecko
Reviewed by Bob
In Gex 64 you get a game that has nearly every thing you could want in a game: Action,
like in Mario 64 where you can go around into many different "worlds" in search of
items which in this game are remote controls, and it has secret thing to find which
open up secret miny levels. Confusion is a common thing when playing Gex because
you have no idea how to get a remote or find a level. The only three things that Gex
lacks are A] a sense of challenge B] a multiplayer game and C] an efficient password
system without using a controller pak.
Graphics 8 out of 10
The graphics in Gex are good, with Gex wearing different outfits and being animated
clearly, but some times when Gex looks around his head has many holes in it and he
looks really messed up, and sometimes he gets stuck behind things so you cannot see
for a moment. Overall Gex has mostly good graphics save the few flaws.
Music and Sound 9 out of 10
The music and sound in Gex is extraordinary. The main music depends mainly on what
level you are on. For example in one sub-level you are dressed in a cop's hat so the
music is from an old cop show. Periodically through the levels Gex will make remarks
pertaining to the level like in the space/alien levels some times he will say something
that was on the X-files. Gex has one of the better sound systems that I have listened
to on N64.
Game Challenge 5 out of 10
Gex is actually pretty easy if you get the concept of the game. Once you get a few
remotes and get accustomed to the game it gets very easy. Gex was fun yet not
really challenging for me. The hardest part of the game is finding the remotes
not getting them.
Game Play-Fun 7 out of 10
This is amusing with Gex's comments to seeing some of your favorite shows or
movies being parodied. Playing Gex was also fun for me because it was very different
from most of the other games i have played because there aren't many games with T.V.
loving Geckos out on the market. This game was very fun for me.
Well this game really isn't that frustrating unless you have a short attention span
and don't like to spend much time on a level. The most frustrating part of this game
is the fact that sometimes the remotes are very well hidden. Another sort of frustrating
thing is when you're playing a boss who is "Cheating". As I said in the begging this
game isn't really that frustrating.
Replayability 2 out of 10
I think that once you beat the game it is really hard to play it again because there
is nothing left to find except for the things you found the first time. Gex is fun the
first time but not the second.
Game Value 7 out of 10
The game is pretty much worth the it because it is just real fun and good for a good
laugh if you need one. Gex is an all around good game and the parodies are hilarious.
If you are looking for fun or a few good laughs Gex is the game for you.
Involvement with other characters 1 out of 10
In Gex you do not interact or talk to the creatures at all. If you are looking for an RPG
where if you do different things to the characters the game changes completely Gex is
not the game for you because all of the creatures Gex meets are bad guys and he doesn't
talk to anybody or help anybody or be helped by anybody.
Cast of Characters 4 out of 10
In Gex there are not a whole lot of people in it except Gex and the bosses. Some of the
bosses are pretty weird though. Like the third pig third goat third human Moo Shoo Pork.
Gex doesn't have a real big starring cast, but it does have a good supporting class.
Overall 8 out of 10
Gex 64 is a great game for almost any video game player. I highly recommend renting
this game because it is very enjoyable for kids of all ages. Gex is just a really really