YMMV / The Great Giana Sisters

  • Awesome Music:
    • The music is considered one of the best Commodore 64 soundtracks of all time.
    • Twisted Dreams heavily features Machinae Supremacy on the soundtrack.
  • Cult Classic: Despite Nintendo stomping the original computer versions in the US, the series enjoys a loyal fanbase.
  • Growing the Beard: Twisted Dreams seems to be aiming for this. For one, it's not a simple run-and-jump Mario clone like it was in the past. Secondly, the level design and the music are both a far cry from the chipper, cute themes players were accustomed to in the previous titles.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: That the blatant Mario copy was remade twenty years later for a Nintendo system.
  • Polished Port: Giana Sisters: Special Edition is a fanmade revamp of the originally bare bones Amiga port. The graphics have been almost completely redone from scratch based on the DS game including unique enemies and much smoother animations, a fleshed out color palette using new background tiles and making use of all 256 colors from the system, the music has been upgraded to the Amiga's higher quality along with new sound effects, and the intro from the DS game has been ported.
  • Serial Numbers Filed Off: So much, that Nintendo threatened to sue unless the game was pulled from shelves, so the original wasn't sold in the US after a month. Justified in that the game was created so computer users could play Mario too, since Nintendo refused to make computer games.
  • Surprisingly Improved Sequel: Giana Sisters DS built upon the first game with more expansive level design, along with adding more unique enemies and a more diverse soundtrack.
  • Sweet Dreams Fuel: The DS game is this. Cute Giana's levels in the sequel, on the other hand....
  • Vindicated by History: The re-imaginings are now on Nintendo systems, specifically the Nintendo DS and Wii U.