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Posted by Slingsarrows

sweet

Posted by Mijati

Cool

Posted by jonnybob

What is this?

Posted by toshi0815

oh balls

Posted by Laini

No freaking way

Posted by BeachThunder

Is it me, or is the recording quality of this video really bad? =/

Posted by ptys

I'm showing my age, but I loved this game and remember being shocked when I saw Mario for the first time thinking.... this is a ripoff of Gianna Sisters, LOL.

Posted by Bozar

Weird that they would release this now (in the US), almost 3 years after its original release.

Posted by RazielCuts

I'm with Jeff, it doesn't look THAT bad. The animation on the beholder eyeball looked okay, and the squish sound when it died was okay too. Okay.

Posted by Schnarf

This game was actually released on the iPhone a couple years ago. Which could account for the short level length.

Posted by RVonE

Great to hear that they put a variant of the main theme in there. But nothing beats the Commodore 64 theme of Giana Sisters. Just listen to it:

JUST LISTEN TO IT!

Posted by Tireyo

I've never seen this.... and it's appealing to me though it looks sorta bad. That don't matter to me though. I just might consider this game.

Posted by JackSukeru

Many months ago I was looking at gameplay vids of this on Youtube and there were people in the comments talking about how much better it was than New Super Mario Bros.

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Posted by BisonHero

@RVonE: I was completely prepared to tell you that "Pfffft, that theme isn't very good, it's just your nostalgia talking." But dammit, that's actually alright.

Posted by Snijglau

I was a British PC gamer kid, with all the implicit weird memories of Giana Sisters, but this seems amazingly terrible. That's what nostalgia is supposed to do, right?

Posted by Deathcrow

@RVonE: @RVonE said:

Great to hear that they put a variant of the main theme in there. But nothing beats the Commodore 64 theme of Giana Sisters.

Not even this?

Posted by TwoLines

I... I kinda dig it. I don't know why though...

Edited by Marokai
@BeachThunder said:

Is it me, or is the recording quality of this video really bad? =/

Noticing the same thing. The sound from Jeff specifically sounds muffled.
 
Edit:  And as it's gotten going, Ryan sounds very scratchy. Weirdness.
Edited by Abendlaender

The game is actually not bad, but really easy

Posted by tourgen

Looks alright to me. I like some of the music and sounds

Posted by Anwar

So I hear this game is flagrant, flagrant and flagrant, Ryan should diversify some for sure.

Posted by MrCaptain

@Deathcrow:

Not trying to be an ass here but holy moley that sounded horrible compared to the original.

Posted by Rodiard

Oh god, the original looks so much worse!

Posted by DigTheDoug

@RVonE: Yes! I love that theme. I was always a big fan of this version of it:

Posted by AlisterCat

Ryan likes to say flagrant.

Posted by Marokai
@Rodiard: Jesus Christ. That is one of the ugliest looking games I've ever seen.
Posted by Deathcrow

@Marokai said:

@Rodiard: Jesus Christ. That is one of the ugliest looking games I've ever seen.

The original game is 25 years old running on 30 year old hardware. What did you expect?

Posted by Marokai
@Deathcrow said:

@Marokai said:

@Rodiard: Jesus Christ. That is one of the ugliest looking games I've ever seen.

The original game is 25 years old running on 30 year old hardware. What did you expect?

You're right, I obviously expected Ps3 quality graphics.  

The original Super Mario Bros. isn't beautiful but Mario's character model at least doesn't look like something exploded on his head.
Posted by kyrieee

@Deathcrow said:

@RVonE: @RVonE said:

Great to hear that they put a variant of the main theme in there. But nothing beats the Commodore 64 theme of Giana Sisters.

Not even this?

Didn't take long for that to get posted =)

Great version

Posted by Nottle

That scrolling menu screen is getting annoying. I once heard someone try to make the case that modern games aren't innovative like games like Green Beret and the Giana Sisters.

Posted by Maccoy

@Schnarf: the iphone release was a port of the ds version

Posted by Maccoy

i have this on my iphone its pretty fun and there are a ton of levels..........

personally i think it looks great..

the small screen on the video even with 720p dont do the game justice...its practically all a blur :|

Posted by Schnarf
@Maccoy Ah gotcha.
Posted by AngelN7

@RVonE: In that It's awful? that thing just depressed the hell out of me

Posted by colmarr

@Rodiard: Come on it aint that bad. It is good for c64.

Giana sisters was my first video game. I played c64 before I played super mario. I still have commodore 64 and Giana sisters. Those maps were similiar but no the same as in Giana. Those who made that game didn't ask original composer to work on those tunes. The composer was Chris Hülsbeck.

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Posted by august

The music towards the end is pretty dope.

Posted by antime

I'm pretty sure that level 2-4 shown in this game is the first underground stage from the original. I wonder if they changed the spot where you can get trapped between some falling rocks and unbreakable blocks.

Ryan was right, the original got pulled after Nintendo sued the publisher Rainbow Arts. About a year later they were sued again after Activision thought their game Katakis was too similar to R-Type, which Activision had bought the home computer rights to. (When Activision's programmer couldn't finish the C64 version they hired Rainbow Arts to do the port instead, but that's another story.)

Pointless trivia: The graphics of The Great Giana Sisters were drawn by Manfred Trentz as his first commercial game. Later he became more known as the creator of Turrican.

Posted by electrikalien

I remember playing a hack of this game on the C64 that exchanged a bunch of sprites for Mario. Until now, I had no idea it was a hack. The stinger before the level started gave it away.

Posted by JackSukeru

@antime: Rainbow Arts made one of my favorite games of my childhood, Apprentice.

Or what we called it at the time the guy with the boxes.

Just listen to that music in the intro~

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Posted by RVonE

@Deathcrow: While I appreciate that version on its own, I don't think it compares to the original. Maybe I'm crazy, but like Jeff I just really appreciate the sound of chiptunes; especially that coming out of the Commodore 64's SID. There's just something about chiptunes that jives with me in a way that doesn't cross over to other forms of music.

Here I am, talking about chiptunes, Commodore 64, and jiving. I suddenly feel old.

Posted by Suits

vaGiana, sorry. Since when are quick looks so short :p

Posted by Deathcrow

@RVonE said:

@Deathcrow: While I appreciate that version on its own, I don't think it compares to the original. Maybe I'm crazy, but like Jeff I just really appreciate the sound of chiptunes; especially that coming out of the Commodore 64's SID. There's just something about chiptunes that jives with me in a way that doesn't cross over to other forms of music.

Here I am, talking about chiptunes, Commodore 64, and jiving. I suddenly feel old.

Oh yeah I totally get where you are coming from. When the topic comes up I always point people towards the Skate or Die Intro composed by Rob Hubbard. If this doesn't convince them I can't help them. ;)

Posted by RVonE

@Deathcrow: Rob Hubbard is a SID Lord.

Posted by Pop

isn't it weird that they put it out on a DS?

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Posted by hardindr

If you want to buy this game, you can purchase it from Target, I did: http://www.target.com/p/Giana-Sisters-Nintendo-DS/-/A-13885484

Posted by DrWhat

Uh... hey. Hi. Um.

I think I had too much mescaline last night. Why is Mario in a dress. Oh man. I need to sit down.

Posted by Ronald

I love ZZAP 64's quote on the box art "The greatest platformer of all time?"

Of course they had to put a question mark there because the next bit was probably "Sadly, no. But for Commodore 64 fans who can't enjoy the platforming excellence of Nintendo's Super Mario Bros here is a game they can play to get a feel for this style of platforming game."

Posted by Rmack

@DrWhat said:

Uh... hey. Hi. Um.

I think I had too much mescaline last night. Why is Mario in a dress. Oh man. I need to sit down.

JUST RIDE IT OUT MAN

Posted by beeryayghost
@ragnarok7038 said:
I really like the "The greatest platform game of all time?" quote.
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