Gish is a ball of tar from the 2D platforming game named after him (Gish). Similarly to Meat Boy, Gish lives happily with his girlfriend until a mysterious figure kidnaps her. Both characters were created by Edmund McMillen. Gish can be unlocked with 10 bandages. Gish can stick to walls or slide on ceilings, but is slow and has bad speed control. Gish is similar to Headcrab but has a more vertical jump and a less horizontal jump. He is only in the XBLA, PS4/PSVita and Wii U versions of the game.


  • The PC counterparts are the Headcrab from Half-Life (Steam) or Goo Ball from World of Goo (PC & Steam). Out of these three, Gish and Goo Ball have the best vertical jump, while Headcrab has the best horizontal jump. This can be proved on 1-3 (The Gap).
  • Gish appears in The Demo chapter.
  • He appeared as a character in the original Meat Boy.
  • He also appears as an unlockable boss in another game called The Binding of Isaac (Steam) and its remake The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth (Steam, PS4, PSVita, 3DS, and Wii U) of the same creator of Super Meat Boy, Edmund McMillen.


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