Gex 3: Deep Cover Gecko
Gex 3 box
North American PlayStation version box art
Developer(s) Crystal Dynamics (PlayStation)
David A. Palmer Productions (Game Boy Color)
Gratuitous Games (Nintendo 64)
Publisher(s) Crave Entertainment (Nintendo 64)
Eidos Interactive (PlayStation, Game Boy Color)
Series Gex
Aspect ratio 4:3
Native resolution 480i
Platform(s) Game Boy Color, Nintendo 64, PlayStation
Release date(s) Game Boy Color
NA November 30, 1999
Nintendo 64
NA August 31, 1999
NA March 1, 1999
Genre(s) Platform
Mode(s) Single-player
Rating(s) ESRB: T (PlayStation)
ESRB: E (N64, Game Boy Color)
Media 1 × CD-ROM
Input methods DualShock, Gamepad

Gex 3: Deep Cover Gecko (renamed Gex 3: Deep Pocket Gecko for the Game Boy Color version) is the last in the trilogy of Gex video games. Danny John-Jules, known for his performance as the Cat in the British sci-fi comedy series Red Dwarf, provided the voice for Gex in the UK and European release. Unlike in the last Gex game, passwords are not used for saving, so a memory expansion controller pack is the only option for saving.

Plot Edit

Gex discovers that Rez has kidnapped Agent Xtra (played by Baywatch star Marliece Andrada) that he met in Gex: Enter the Gecko's backstory. He teleports to the batcave-like lair he has in the TV world, and begins another adventure. Each level parodies a certain aspect of television culture. Gex enters each level through a television set. He must collect remote controls to advance to the next level in order to complete his mission.

Characters Edit

Four new characters appear in this sequel. Gex is joined by Agent Xtra, a buxom blonde bombshell who works for the government and whom Gex must help rescue from the clutches of Rez. Gex is also joined by his faithful butler, Alfred the tortoise who is a slight character reference to Bruce Wayne's butler Alfred Pennyworth. Alfred basically helps around and maintains Gex's secret lair which is known as "Mission Control". Alfred can be found in parts of most levels and tailwhipping him gives useful advice. The two last are Gex's cousins Rex and Cuz, who prove important for later use in the game.

Game stages Edit

In Gex 3: Deep Cover Gecko the layout of the channel-worlds has been divided differently than the last two games. In Gex's third installment, we find that the channel-worlds exist as stand alone stages which contain TV sets which teleport Gex to particular programming worlds of the current game stage that Gex has unlocked. The following is a run down of the game stages and worlds within these levels (Note: the word "broadcast", except "broadcasting", will be used as "unlock"):

Mission Control Edit

The starting point and main area of the game. Mission Control bears a resemblance to spy movie secret headquarters, most notably the secret laboratories of secret agent technicians. This level enables navigation to the following channel worlds:

    • The Pole: Holiday Broadcasting, a channel-world that is dedicated to the holidays, particularly the Winter season, which is apparent from its snow-related missions. Gex wears winter clothing. This level has a mini-boss named Evil Santa. Requires 1 remote to broadcast.
    • Clueless: Mystery TV, this channel-world pays homage to Agatha Christie-style murder mysteries. Gex is in detective disguise. This level also allows Gex to transform into a vampire with gliding ability (crouch button). This is also possible in the Mision Control area by looking at a picture of the same vampire form of Gex. It also has three mini-games Gex has to beat in order to get a remote. in order to play these minigames he cannot be in his Dracula costume. Portraits of past Gex bosses, such a Mooshoo Pork and Rez can be seen. Requires 3 remotes to broadcast.

Lake Flaccid Edit

The second stage which opens up to a variety of channel-worlds which pay tribute to different action-based genres:

    • Tut TV, based around the themes of egyptology. Gex wears Ancient Egyptian clothes. The start of the level is filled with 'very quick sand', which is not lethal, but slowing him down tremendously. A camel Gex can ride is in this level. It can be used to quickly cross quick sand. Enemies include a giant spider, scarabs, mummies and Anubis, guardian of the dead, guarding golden coffins holding spirits. Requires 5 remotes to broadcast. (Need Lake Flaccid paw-key to access)
    • Army Channel, dedicated to the war film genre. Gex disguises himself as an army soldier. This level is heavily armed, with soldiers, walking grenades, land mines, and turrets. This is a challenging level. There is a tank Gex can drive and shoot. This is the main point of the bonus level "War and Pieces". Requires 7 remotes to broadcast.
      • Mission: War Is Heck (parodying the phrase 'war is hell')
    • Western Station, as its name implies this channel-world revolves around the western genre. Gex is in Mexican cowboy costume. A donkey is able to be ridden in this level to climb steep hills. The green scorpion from Gex: Enter the Gecko's "Toon TV" level returns in this level. Requires 9 remotes to broadcast.
      • Mission: The Organ Trail
    • Buccaneer Program, a channel-world paying homage to pirate films. Gex is dressed up as a pirate with a hook and pegleg. It features enemies like rats, parrots and skeletons with pirate clothing. The bonus level "What A Crock!" features Gex riding a crocodile. Requires 11 remotes to broadcast.
    • WWGEX Wrestling, an end boss stage that mimics the infamous World Wrestling Entertainment. Gex is dressed as a parody of Stone Cold Steve Austin. Requires 13 remotes to broadcast.

Slappy Valley Edit

Third stage to the game that relates to the fantasy genre as well as animation:

    • Mythology Network, a channel-world referencing ancient Greco-Roman mythology. Gex is in a Toga with a leafy crown, and in the N64 version, he wears a gladiator outfit. This stage features a platform that, if stepped on, gives Gex Hercules-like strength to destroy and push pillars. It also has air currents in places that allow Gex to access areas he would not normally be able to jump to. Requires 13 remotes to broadcast (Need Slappy Valley paw-key to access)
    • Fairytales TV, as the name implies, this channel-world relates to typical fairytale themes. Gex dresses himself as Little Red Riding Hood. He can glide (crouch button) like this as well. The objectives are related to fairy tales, such as The Three Little Pigs and Jack and the Beanstalk. It also has strange transportation mirrors that puts Gex where he was on the beanstalk if he falls. The bee enemy from Enter the Gecko returns in this stage. Requires 16 remotes to broadcast.
      • Mission: Red Riding in the Hood
    • Anime Channel, this channel-world references anime. Gex is disguised as a robot with a glide ability (crouch button). This has many anime themes, such as giant mechs or Japanese schoolgirls. Requires 19 remotes to broadcast.
      • Mission: When Sushi Goes Bad
    • Lizard of Oz, the end boss level which pays homage to The Wizard of Oz. Gex is dressed as the Tin Man. Requires 22 remotes to broadcast.
      • Mission: Lions, Tigers and Gex

Funky Town Edit

The final stage of the game bears the appearance of downtown New York City. The channel-worlds found here also use the theme of the "big city" as their main proponent:

    • Gangster TV, references the gangster crime genre found in cinema, especially those of big city mobs. Gex is dressed up as a gangster. Requires 22 remotes to broadcast (Need Funky Town paw-key to get access).
    • Superhero Show, pays homage to the world of comicbook superheroes borrowing elements from Superman and Spider-Man alike. Gex is dressed as, an unknown gecko-fly hybrid superhero. When he finds the chicken costume, with included glide ability, it is permanently attached to him until he completes the stage.He can also change into a Superman-like hero. This has a mini-boss named the Mad Bomber. Hit his bombs back at him to beat him. Requires 26 remotes to broadcast.
    • Channel Z: Spacestation Rez, the final boss stage is Rez's hideout - his secret spacestation where he is transmitting his madness across the Media Dimension. This stage heavily reference's James Bond's Moonraker. Gex is in an astronaut suit with gliding ability (crouch button) in this stage. Requires 30 remotes to broadcast.

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