It’s been over two decades since the last Gex game, but fans of the anthropomorphic, wise-cracking gecko can finally rest at peace knowing that he didn’t die a virgin.
A short, 2001-era demo of an unreleased and unannounced PlayStation spin-off called Gex Jr. has been uploaded to Hidden Palace, one that suggests the Crystal Dynamics mascot had a son who grew up with an affinity for baseball caps, striped tees, and TV stations.
The demo should load right up on your favorite PlayStation emulator. Gex’s last adventure was 1999’s Gex 3: Deep Cover Gecko, a game that featured Playboy model Marliece Andrada as the gecko’s companion.
2001 Demo For Previously Unknown Gex Jr. Leaks Online (Kotaku)
In the short demo, we see Gex Jr. quipping away like his dad (?) with references to Who Wants To Be A Millionaire and Darth Vader being Luke’s dad, things that were already dated in 2001. (The demo has a Jan. 2001 build date.)
The demo seems to be set in a movie theater-like level and has Gex Jr. collecting cans of soda. Each time he collects one he makes a gulping noise that is now seared into my brain and will never be forgotten. I never want to hear Gex Jr. gulp again.
You might, like me, have a lot of questions now. For example, here’s one: Does Gex Jr. imply Gex has a son? Does that also mean Gex fucks? And, unrelated to all that, was Gex. Jr a game developed for kids? Did someone really think the world needed a kid-friendly Gex spin-off? And also: Who was that person?