The character later became tied with the PlayStation platform, with the protagonist making an appearance in Hot Shots Golf 2 on the original PlayStation.

The best selling game in the Gex series was Gex 3, or Gex: Deep Cover Gecko as it was known in Europe. Now you can relive the game's tongue-in-cheek action all over again on PlayStation 3 or PSP, as the classic title's a surprise release in this week's European PlayStation Store update. The game features the voice of Red Dwarf's Danny John-Jules.

We have fond memories of Gex, so we're tempted by the game's digital re-release. Square Enix wants £7.99 for the title though, which seems a bit steep for something that probably hasn't aged particularly well. Anyone going to take the plunge?