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Giana Sisters DS (iPhone)

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Description

Giana Sisters DS is a modern 2009 remake of the cult game The Great Giana Sisters from the year 1987. The original game appeared on the C64 and Amiga, but had to be pulled from the shelves after Nintendo threatened to sue over similarities to the Super Mario games. Surprisingly, more than 20 years later the sisters make an appearance on the Nintendo DS.

Giana Sisters DS is a classic platformer. Giana is caught in a dream world and must now recover her lost diamonds and find a way to the mysterious castle. The game features more than 80 new levels (i.e. is not a one-to-one remake). There are also new special items that make use of the features of the DS. Giana can, for example, collect a bubble gum item that can be activated using the touch screen. The bubble enables Giana to fly and is controlled by blowing into the microphone. Another new feature is a world map that allows the player to select and replay levels.

Screenshots

Giana Sisters DS iPhone The game even features weather-effects!
Giana Sisters DS iPhone And the tale begins...
Giana Sisters DS iPhone Anther Mario-Moment: There's a level you can completely skip by walking above the barrier.
Giana Sisters DS iPhone The flower serves as the checkpoint in a level.

Alternate Titles

  • "The Great Giana Sisters DS" -- Alternative title
  • "Giana Sisters HD" -- iPad / Android title
  • "Giana Sisters" -- iPhone title

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App Spy Feb 09, 2010 4 out of 5 80
4Players.de Mar 03, 2010 75 out of 100 75

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Trivia

Credits

How Tom Putzki ended up in the credits under Bitfield Team remains a mystery - he was never associated with Bitfield in any way.

Development

Executive producer was Armin Gessert, who programmed to original C64 version. The new soundtrack by Fabian Del Priore was inspired by the original score by Chris Hülsbeck.

Title screen

The title screen changes depending on which day or which time of the day you're playing the game. For example, during daytime, the title screen will have a sunny background, but when you choose to play Giana Sisters DS at evening, a dark title screen with a crescent-shaped moon will appear.

It has been reported that during the Easter holidays, there is a special title screen with Easter bunnies hopping all over the screen! It has still to be proven if an appropriate screen will appear during the Christmas holidays.

Awards

  • German Game Developer Awards
    • 2009 - Best Children's Game
Information also contributed by Genki and lostsoul78

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Ben K (23103) added Giana Sisters DS (iPhone) on Feb 13, 2010
Other platforms contributed by Kabushi (122503) and lostsoul78 (2052)