History VideoGame / TheGreatGianaSisters

19th Sep '16 7:30:03 PM Crossover-Enthusiast
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An official sequel, known as ''VideoGame/GianaSistersTwistedDreams'' was released at [[http://www.gog.com/en/gamecard/giana_sisters_twisted_dreams/ GOG ]] and [[http://store.steampowered.com/app/223220/ Steam]] on October 23rd, 2012. This one changes things up a bit by allowing Giana to switch between her normal and punk form at will. Doing so not only alters Giana's abilities, but also [[DualWorldGameplay switches the world around her from dream to nightmare]] (though which is which seems to be a matter of perspective). Each world has its own hazards, and switching between the two at the right times appears to be the focus of the gameplay. This was followed by a mini-expansion pack / mini-standalone game, ''Rise of the Owlverlord'', which adds a fourth world and boss (the titular Owlverlord who can swap between Pirate and Ninja modes) to the game.

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An official sequel, known as ''VideoGame/GianaSistersTwistedDreams'' was released at [[http://www.gog.com/en/gamecard/giana_sisters_twisted_dreams/ GOG ]] and [[http://store.steampowered.com/app/223220/ Steam]] on October 23rd, 2012.2012, with an eShop release on September 5th, 2013, and a [[https://www.amazon.com/Giana-Sisters-Twisted-Dream-Directors-Cut/dp/B01586FH6W/ref=pd_sim_63_6?ie=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=G187ESSX49QYTHGZ39MP Director's Cut disk version]] released on October 29th, 2015, almost three years later. This one changes things up a bit by allowing Giana to switch between her normal and punk form at will. Doing so not only alters Giana's abilities, but also [[DualWorldGameplay switches the world around her from dream to nightmare]] (though which is which seems to be a matter of perspective). Each world has its own hazards, and switching between the two at the right times appears to be the focus of the gameplay. This was followed by a mini-expansion pack / mini-standalone game, ''Rise of the Owlverlord'', which adds a fourth world and boss (the titular Owlverlord who can swap between Pirate and Ninja modes) to the game.
29th Jul '16 4:03:52 AM Morgenthaler
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* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: According to the Giana Comic (the pages of which are posted on the official FaceBook page), the Hansel and Gretel boss came about because a mook observed Giana using powerups in the Commodore 64 game, and tried one for itself, becoming the NintendoHard boss it is now.
** Also, in another comic, it waited for Giana by ambushing her near the ''front'' of the boss door, instead of behind it.


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* GenreSavvy: According to the Giana Comic (the pages of which are posted on the official FaceBook page), the Hansel and Gretel boss came about because a mook observed Giana using powerups in the Commodore 64 game, and tried one for itself, becoming the NintendoHard boss it is now.
14th May '16 12:28:26 PM nngnna
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''The Great Giana Sisters'' is a platform/action adventure game from Europe. It was published in the 1980s to [[FollowTheLeader basically cash in on]] ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros'' for the UsefulNotes/{{Commodore 64}} market, since Creator/{{Nintendo}} never published games outside its consoles.

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''The Great Giana Sisters'' is a platform/action adventure game from Europe.Germany. It was published in the 1980s to [[FollowTheLeader basically cash in on]] ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros'' for the UsefulNotes/{{Commodore 64}} market, since Creator/{{Nintendo}} never published games outside its consoles.
23rd Nov '15 9:45:42 AM Superjustinbros
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Like Mario, Giana has a variety of power-ups to help her along her way. Her main ability is transforming from her very ''Literature/AliceInWonderland''-ish normal persona into "Punk Giana" (in the 1980s, a punk rock chick with a crazy mohawk and loads of piercings who shoots bubbles; in the more recent version, into a {{Goth}} that shoots fire) which allows her to shoot projectiles to subdue enemies, take another hit and break blocks with her head. She can alter these projectiles by collecting other power-ups which give the projectiles properties like bouncing or homing. Giana can also use convenient vending machines to give her giant bottles of soda which she can spray to break through walls or attack enemies, or bubble gum to allow her to fly provided she doesn't pop the bubble.

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Like Mario, Giana has a variety of power-ups to help her along her way. Her main ability is transforming from her very ''Literature/AliceInWonderland''-ish normal persona into "Punk Giana" (in the 1980s, a punk rock chick with a crazy mohawk and loads of piercings who shoots bubbles; in the more recent version, into a {{Goth}} that shoots fire) which allows her to shoot projectiles to subdue enemies, take another hit hit[[note]]unless it's the original game[[/note]] and break blocks with her head. She can alter these projectiles by collecting other power-ups which give the projectiles properties like bouncing or homing. Giana can also use convenient vending machines to give her giant bottles of soda which she can spray to break through walls or attack enemies, or bubble gum to allow her to fly provided she doesn't pop the bubble.
23rd Nov '15 9:44:37 AM Superjustinbros
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* OneHitPointWonder: In the original, grabbing a Firewheel and turning Punk doesn't add an extra hit point to Giana/Maria.
15th Nov '15 1:47:51 PM Dwedit
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* TyopOnTheCover: The Great Giana Sisters was originally intended to be titled "The Great '''Gianna''' sisters" (spelled with two n's), and the title screen of the game spells it that way. But due to a typo on the box art, they adopted the misspelling as the official spelling so they wouldn't have to reprint the boxes.
17th Sep '15 8:37:55 PM MissingNumbers
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* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: Giana and Maria, according to supplementary material.
9th Sep '15 6:34:41 AM RyRodrigo
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** In ''Twisted Dreams'', it seems that the Owlverlord takes over this role, providing that you got the ''Rise of the Owlverlord'' expansion.
9th Aug '15 9:50:53 PM rjd1922
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* EmbeddedPrecursor: Giana Sisters DS has every level from the original Great Giana Sisters as an unlockable.

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* EmbeddedPrecursor: Giana ''Giana Sisters DS DS'' has every level from the original Great Giana ''Great Giana'' Sisters as an unlockable.
22nd Mar '15 6:08:56 AM VicGeorge2011
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* CowboyBebopAtHisComputer: There's an awful lot of reviewers out there that believe the 'Sisters' portion of the title means that cute and punk Giana are sisters rather than being the same person.
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