Gimmick! Special Edition

Release Dates
Japanese Title

Gimmick! Special Edition is a platformer developed by SUNSOFT and Bitwave Games, and published by Bitwave Games.


Save the day as a star-shooting, platform-bouncing cutie pie in Gimmick! Special Edition. SUNSOFT’s beloved physics-based action platformer finally bursts onto current platforms enriched with a rewind feature, a time attack mode, online leaderboards, and modern extras.

An Old-school Challenge Enhanced for the Modern Player

SUNSOFT’s Nintendo Entertainment System classic Gimmick! returns in this long-wished-for Special Edition from City Connection. Experience a stunning physics-based platformer with updated features like online leaderboards, achievements, a time attack mode, save and quick load, a rewind function, a gorgeous gallery (with cartridges, art, and scanned manuals), and more.

Stellar Platform Physics With a Bouncing Star

Explore a physics-based playground that was way ahead of its time. As the cute youkai Yumetaro, use your star-summoning powers to tackle complex challenges with creativity and finesse. Your wonderful star will help you reach hidden spots, traverse cliffs, and pull off trick shots that outwit even the toughest baddies!

Discover a Hidden Nintendo Entertainment System Treasure

Gimmick! was exclusively released on Famicom / Nintendo Entertainment System in Japan and Scandinavia in the early ’90s. It pushed the console to its limits and the Japanese cartridge featured SunSoft 5B, a custom sound chip that let Masashi Kageyama compose a star-studded soundtrack. Gimmick! remains one of the most valuable (and rarest) Nintendo Entertainment System cartridges ever made. The Scandinavian version was called Mr. Gimmick.

Uncover Secrets in a Race Against Time!

Gimmick! Special Edition features a time attack mode for speedrunners, and completionists can hunt for secrets all throughout the game. Unlock a wonderful surprise by finding everything. For a hard-core challenge, disable all quality-of-life features in “Serious Mode” to crank up the excitement!

Modern Enhancements

  • Achievements
  • Time Attack Mode
  • Online Leaderboards
  • Save and Quick Load
  • Rewind Function
  • Gallery mode
  • Sound test

Gimmick! Special Edition News

Gimmick! Special Edition GalleriesView full gallery

  • May 9, 2023

  • August 18, 2022

Gimmick! Special Edition Trailers