Delving deep into forgotten dreams, a teenage Giana seeks her lost sister. As the dreams shift, so does Giana’s mood, altering her powers. The cartoonish nightmares of her childhood amuse her now, and she mocks them, lightly twirling over ghosts and demons. On the other hand, the bright lollipop dreams she used to love so much annoy her to no end, making her want to smash things, be it a brick wall or a fuzzy little bunny. Use your skills, speed and brains to twist Giana’s dreams to your advantage and defeat the bosses that guard each realm!
Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams is a platformer with dual personas: one cute and dainty and the other punky and cynical. Twirl your way over obstacles or dash ‘n’ bash your way through them. Fight bosses of gigantic proportions to the tune of a dual-sided retro/metal soundtrack!
Minimum system requirements: Windows XP / Windows Vista / Windows 7, Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.8 GHz / AMD Athlon II X2 2.8 GHz, Memory: 2 GB RAM, Hard Disk Space: 3.3 GB, Video Card: SM3.0 DX9.0c level hardware (Nvidia GeForce 6800, ATI X1800 XT or higher), DirectX®: 9.Patched to version 1.02
Posted on 2012-10-23 01:30:26 by Agetian:
Being a "child of the 80s-90s", I was looking forward to seeing Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams because it was aimed to be the rebirth of one of the most memorable (even if not one of the most widely known) C64 platformers of the 80s/early 90s - Great Giana Sisters. For those of you who don't know, Great Giana Sisters was a platformer done in Super Mario Bros style (some would argueread more "too much in SMB style", but I believe GGS was a great game in its own right). Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams is not a remake of the old game, it's a brand new game set in the same setting, with modernized gameplay, gorgeous HD graphics, and awesome dual soundtrack which features remixed elements from familiar tunes as well as new music in the same style (which, by the way, alternates between a retro style and a rock style depending on the game mode - more on this in a second). New innovative gameplay elements feature a dual world that changes with a push of a button, alternating between two different versions, each with its own graphics, music style, as well as set of objects, monsters, and traps. In order to complete levels, switching back and forth between levels is necessary to properly lay the way forward through the mazes of the game world. Gameplay feels a bit faster paced than the original GGS, which is, I believe, a good thing, and with some new moves and attacks such as the forward dash, the game feels faster than the original GGS and arguably some of the Mario games, even though not as fast as Sonic games. Subjectively, the new GS:TD game feels similar to the pace of Klonoa platformer games from PS1/PS2 (for those of you who played the games).
Overall, Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams is a fun and beautifully made side-scrolling platformer that is worth of the fame of the Giana Sisters title. It offers many classic elements to the fans of the original game while renovating the gameplay with new elements that blend well with the original game mechanics. The high definition 3D graphics are nothing short of gorgeous, and the sound track is both true to the game setting and done in good style (in both versions, the retro and the rock). Personally I would highly recommend this game to all the fans of the original game (except, perhaps, to those diehard fans who believe that pretty much any modernization of a classic game is automatically a failure, no matter what), and I highly recommend this game to people who never played Giana Sisters in the past - it is a good introduction to the game that, I hope, will also make you want to look up some information about the classic original game and maybe even get a chance to play the original game too.
A definite five star rating game and an insta-buy from me!
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Posted on 2012-10-22 20:22:44 by gearsofsera:
very good controls, three kinds of different jumps and/or dashes, nice graphics and animations a story mode and a super fine time attack mode. Additionally great music that can be switched on the fly from normal to rock/punk style and the landscape style is switching too - an awesome effect. A brand new classic. love it!
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Posted on 2012-10-22 20:20:38 by oysteinreiersen:
Anyone who ever owned a Commodore 64 had the following games: Bubble Bobble, The Last Ninja
and the Giana Sisters. The original game made a lot
of controversy when it first came out in 1987 for one
particular reason: to call it a Super Mario Bros. clone was an understatement. However, the game had significant success, and people generally praised it for its brilliant gameplay andread more music, although the game's levels resembled that of SMB. A quarter of a century later the sisters are back (in 2010 there was, ironically, a Nintendo
DS version of Giana Sisters, which also is a fun game). Now, a new generation, as well as the old school gamers (yippee!!!), can experience the Giana Sisters once more, in a new, wonderful world full of challenges and diamonds! This truly warms an 80s kid's heart - great game!
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