Summary: I recommend this product to every platforming fan, from Mario to Rayman, this game delivers. It may be easy at first, but enough difficulty after the 3erd world or so and may things to discover, it is truly a keeper.
Summary: This game surprised me, in a good way though. I expected it to be a cheap knockoff of the Mario series and... it kind of is... but it's a well made knockoff. It's a fun platformer. It starts a bit too easy but it gets challenging in the later levels and it does so without it feeling unfair. There's really only two things that prevent me from giving it a perfect score.
Summary: A little history lesson before I get to reviewing the game. In 1987, a glorious Mario clone came into the scene for Atari ST, MSX2, Amiga, and Commodore 64 systems. However, there was clearly a problem: Nintendo took legal actions against the company behind the game, due to how IDENTICAL it was to the original Super Mario Bros. As a result, the game was pulled off shelves within weeks after its release. So Giana Sisters never got to be a franchise....
Summary: Yes, Giana Sisters began life in the '80s as a game that was shunned as a "Mario clone", but we're now living in 2012, where there are a lot of different platformers out there. Giana Sisters structure is very much like Mario, but it's not a bad game at all. In fact, Giana Sisters DS is a spectacular platforming game with tight controls, lots to collect, and good level design. Graphics - Beautiful sprite work and backgrounds.
Summary: When reading Nintendo Power, I saw this game and thought: "It's just another STUPID girly game with many female characters and lots of unoriginality on top." Please get more original, developers! Super Mario Bros. has always been the best platform(er) series.
Summary: Giana Sisters is a must-play title especially if you are a fan of Mario Bros., as it basically pays tribute to the entire franchise. The difficulty starts off very easy but progressively gets more challenging in the later levels. The replay value comes from trying to collect all of the gems in each level. Doing so then unlocks a bonus level in each world. Highly recommended! Get this while you can because it was only previously available overseas.
Summary: I read a review in the Nintendo power that gave this game a 9.0 rating. So I came on Amazon to buy it. I find it just ok. I agree with the first reviewer of this game. It basicly does the same thing through every level. Sure it gets harder to do but still nothing diferent in it. I just got it yesterday and I am almost near the end of it. It is not worth the $29.99 I paid for it. But I have been playing it and will try to finish it.
An OK game for children and big fans of the cult classic.
Alex Carini, Amazon
11 January 2012
Summary: Giana Sisters DS is about as basic as run-and-jump platformers come. You run, you jump, you smash blocks with your head and you shoot fireballs. The remake of this Mario clone from the 80's does little to differentiate itself and falls victim of being completely unremarkable. The game is divided in to 8 worlds cut in to 80 levels. Your goal is simple: Reach the blue flag at the end of every level in order to advance to the next.