A side-scrolling platformer alarmingly similar to Super Mario Bros.



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After a long and deep sleep, Giana finds herself in a mysterious and evil dreamworld where everything is strange and different. In 32 levels, Giana has to fight against bad monsters, huge spiders and lots of other creatures to find a magic diamond that makes it possible to return to her own world. Written by Shawn Watson

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1987 (West Germany)  »

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Nintendo threatened to sue the makers because of the game's similarity to Nintendo's Super _Mario Bros. (1985) (VG) (claiming that the play mechanics and graphics are too similar), and as a result the game was pulled out of the market. After that, it was one of the most popular pirated games for the C64. See more »

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If you like commodore 64 - you will love this
26 December 2005 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

For those many who loved their commodore 64 computer, the computer-game The Great Giana Sisters (1987) is hard to oversee. This game is without a doubt one of the, if not the, greatest commodore 64 games EVER. When the game first was published, Nintendo sued the company which made Giana Sisters, because it was to close to Nintendo's franchise Mario Brothers. Therefore the game was denied on the marked - you could by it. But that didn't stop the success of the game (most popular pirated games, though) - as said: it is probably one of the most well-known commodore 64 games ever. In a poll on a Danish computer-website (newz.dk), the game was only succeeded by the game: Bubble Bubble - This also is a very memorable game. The game takes me back to the happy 80ties - man i loved the 80ties, no worries in the world back then. The music, the graphic and cosiness of Giana Sisters made the game nice to play. It is very nostalgic to think of. All in all: I LOVE IT

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