History VideoGame / TheGreatGianaSisters

26th Jan '17 7:43:18 AM Kadorhal
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[[caption-width-right:340: Our heroine, Cute Giana (left), and her easily dated {{Super Form}}, Punk Giana (right).]]

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[[caption-width-right:340: Our heroine, Cute Giana (left), and her easily dated [[UnintentionalPeriodPiece easily-dated]] {{Super Form}}, Punk Giana (right).]]
26th Jan '17 7:40:51 AM Kadorhal
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''The Great Giana Sisters'' is a platform/action adventure game from 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.

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''The Great Giana Sisters'' is a platform/action adventure game from Germany. It was published in the 1980s to [[FollowTheLeader basically cash in on]] ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros'' for the UsefulNotes/{{Commodore 64}} market, since Creator/{{Nintendo}} has never published games outside its for non-Nintendo consoles.



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, 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.

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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 ]] GOG]] and [[http://store.steampowered.com/app/223220/ Steam]] on October 23rd, 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 just under three years and one week 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.
15th Nov '16 10:37:53 AM Crossover-Enthusiast
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* ArtifactTitle: ''Giana Sisters DS'' does not contain Maria, so "Sisters" is no longer accurate. She makes a return in ''Twisted Dreams'', where Giana must save her from the dragon Fucha who has abducted her to Dreamland.

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* ArtifactTitle: ''Giana Sisters DS'' does not contain Maria, so "Sisters" is no longer accurate. She makes a return in ''Twisted Dreams'', where Giana must save her from the dragon Fucha Fucha, who has abducted her to Dreamland.
10th Nov '16 11:09:15 AM Crossover-Enthusiast
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* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Maria was absent in the DS sequel. She is back in ''Twisted Dreams'' however.

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* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Maria was absent in the DS sequel. She is back in ''Twisted Dreams'' Dreams'', however.



** GrimyWater / SuperNotDrowningSkills: In ''Twisted Dreams'' there are two types of water: violet/green water that kills Giana and blue water that she can swim in indefinitely.
* SuperPoweredEvilSide: The DS version's credits strongly imply that.

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** GrimyWater / SuperNotDrowningSkills: In ''Twisted Dreams'' Dreams'', there are two types of water: violet/green water that kills Giana Giana, and blue water that she can swim in indefinitely.
* SuperPoweredEvilSide: The DS version's credits strongly imply that.this.
15th Oct '16 8:14:35 PM nombretomado
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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.

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* GenreSavvy: According to the Giana Comic (the pages of which are posted on the official FaceBook Website/{{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.
4th Oct '16 10:51:28 PM hamza678
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* WritingAroundTrademarks: Failed, obviously. This was the first widely-publicised case in which a FollowTheLeader ripoff of a video game was withdrawn from the market as a result of legal threats. They had been extremely common up to this point, with programmers and companies generally assuming near-impunity.
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* WritingAroundTrademarks: Failed, obviously. This was the first widely-publicised widely-publicized case in which a FollowTheLeader ripoff of a video game was withdrawn from the market as a result of legal threats. They had been extremely common up to this point, with programmers and companies generally assuming near-impunity.
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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.
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