Excerpt: While some might say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, there is another side to it as well. When you imitate something, it’s hard to NOT draw comparisons to the source material. On that note, some people may remember the Great Giana Sisters, a shameless Commodore 64 rip off of everyone’s favourite Italian plumber brothers. In fact, Nintendo saw so much similarity that they effectively barred the distribution of the original title.
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. When Rainbow Arts first released it on the Commodore 64, Amiga, and ST, Nintendo's lawyers went into a frenzy. The game was pulled from store shelves. Punters were outraged — and rightly so. The alleged similarities to Super Mario Bros.
Pros: Straightforward, yet addictive platforming gameplay, Twisted fairy tale graphics, Great music, with a hint of chiptunes, A fitting remake
Cons: The ricochet and homing fireball upgrades from the original are gone, Since it's strictly single-player, Maria doesn't make an appearance., We only get to meet Giana's alter ego, Punk Giana
Excerpt: Når spillet først er blevet startet op og de første banner trasket igennem, virker det ikke overraskende at Nintendo i sin tid var stor modstander af udgivelsen af det oprindelige Giana Sisters; spillet ligner og fungerer fuldstændig ligesom Mario. Så Nintendo-fans bør føle sig hjemme med det samme. Eneste umiddelbare forskel fra Giana Sisters og de klassiske Mario-spil er, at der kun er to spilbare "karakterer" i Giana Sisters, nemlig henholdsvis Giana og Punker Giana.