Summary: Oh, snap. Seriously? A little over a year ago, I played through an import copy of Giana Sisters DS and posted my impressions as part of my Off-Brand Games series. I had assumed that the likelihood of the game releasing Stateside was slim to none. Scratch that -- make it less than zero.
Excerpt: I was not sure what to make of Giana Sisters DS at first. This hand held title reminds me of Mario games in so many ways. Which sent me into some research on the history of the Giana Sisters. It goes all the way back to the Commodore 64. It was a Mario clone that was a little too similar.
Conclusion: First a history lesson: The Great Giana Sisters was originally released for Amiga, Atari and other systems back in 1987. The Giana sister jumps on enemies, breaks rocks with her head and with the help of a power-up she turns into a "punk" and gains the ability to throw fireballs. Heard it before?
Conclusion: While we're on the topic, the emergence the Giana Sisters on a Nintendo platform is a landmark victory for common sense. For those who came in late, The Great Giana Sisters is a name that lives in infamy.
Conclusion: Bonne surprise que ce nouvel épisode de Giana Sisters sur Nintendo DS. Un jeu de plate-forme rafraîchissant, qui bien qu'étant d'une grande facilité, occupera un moment devant sa console portable. La réalisation s'avère dynamique et le gameplay sans faille.