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Old 06 March 2004, 03:52   #1
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Exclamation Giana's Return

The homebrew sequel/remake of everyones favorite Super Mario Bros ripoff has been released...

The Dreamcast & GP32 v0.90 beta is out now! go get it from here:

http://www.gianas-return.de/

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Old 06 March 2004, 08:48   #2
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been playing it last couple of days... they have changed the orig level design and put in some sweet backgrounds...
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Old 06 March 2004, 10:22   #3
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hmpf! not even plans to release it for linux
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Old 06 March 2004, 17:55   #4
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Downloading now, the dreamcast version ...

Really looking forward to test it....
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Old 06 March 2004, 20:10   #5
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The sprites look like photoshop-whore blurry messy shite
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Old 07 March 2004, 00:57   #6
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Hope they update it more, miss the 2-player option at least.

But its fun!!!!

Really worth download and CDR, great stuff ..
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Old 07 March 2004, 00:59   #7
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The sprites look like photoshop-whore blurry messy shite
Itīs just the screenshots ! They look pretty good on my TV with my Dreamcast
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Old 07 March 2004, 01:12   #8
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Just noticed, this has nothing to do with the Amiga scene, or is there an amiga version of this game?

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Old 07 March 2004, 01:28   #9
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Just noticed, this has nothing to do with the Amiga scene, or is there an amiga version of this game?

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This is a remake of the Amiga game, which is why it is Amiga related,
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Old 07 March 2004, 01:39   #10
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It has nothing to do with the AMIGA SCENE. Amiga scene is for AMIGA PRODUCTIONS and stuff FOR the Amiga.

Is there an Amiga version of this remake?
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Old 07 March 2004, 01:43   #11
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Old 07 March 2004, 01:49   #12
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It has nothing to do with the AMIGA SCENE.
I didn't say it was
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Old 07 March 2004, 08:08   #13
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Hmm. Since the Win version isn't released yet, I tried the GP32 version using GeePee 0.40. No go- access violation upon loading the game. Dunno if it's this game or something else since it's the only GP32 game I have.
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Old 08 March 2004, 06:03   #14
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I wish there was an xbox port
Would fit nicely with the Rick Dangerous Port
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Old 16 August 2009, 10:29   #15
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The Windows version was released at Buenzli '09 (credits go to hitchhikr for posting this on IRC)
Go grab it here : http://www.pouet.net/prod.php?which=53691 (http://www.gianas-return.de/ seems to be down atm)
Controls feel a bit like the Amiga version... At least it's fullscreen and you can play it with a joypad
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Played it till the first boss, and here's the results:


1. The level design is 100% new, and nothing resembles the original game's, which's ok for the novelty, but I also wanted to see the classic ones refurbished just for the kicks.

2. Watch out for the gray spikes protruding from the ground! look like innocuous ornaments but will kill ya before you notice them.

3. You can't jump+fire as fast as you could in the original game.

4. You die and you always start form the very beginning, but at least you don't run out of continues.

5. You can't kill the walking eyeball things with the projectiles.

6. It takes like 6 levels to reach the first boss, the boss is not in a Castle and it's no an insect anymore...

7. You can take as much damage from enemies as gems you have collected, which can of brings some balance to the overall increased difficulty of the new levels.

8. You get a password at the end of the level so you can warp directly into it anytime, which's only useful for giving it to other people because you can continue where you left by just pressing the "Continue" option when you start the game.

9. Giana is now looking for her sister mario-style...

10. The completely nonsensical age discrepancy between the Giana portrayed in the intro and the Giana as a playable character is still there.

11. Music and artwork are ok, but nothing to die for.

12. In order to be able to hit the boss hiding under the ruins, you must first kill the summoned owls, but as it turns out, sometimes the owls will land on platforms which are unreachable without the boss to bounce on (because he's still hiding), which results in the player never being able to kill the bastard.

13. Beat the level and you'll see Giana smiling and making a hand gesture that really resembles a black-and-white comic of a boy some EAB member has for avatar.

14. Can't tell much about the missing items, powers, etc. etc because I was too pissed to retry the boss fight and see what else was this game had to offer, but I think I will when frustration wears off a bit
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6. It takes like 6 levels to reach the first boss, the boss is not in a Castle and it's no an insect anymore...
Make that 8 levels

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7. You can take as much damage from enemies as gems you have collected, which can of brings some balance to the overall increased difficulty of the new levels.
You have a life bar (which is really useful in these levels), but it has nothing to do with the crystals you collect. You simply lose them all when you die.

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12. In order to be able to hit the boss hiding under the ruins, you must first kill the summoned owls, but as it turns out, sometimes the owls will land on platforms which are unreachable without the boss to bounce on (because he's still hiding), which results in the player never being able to kill the bastard.
You can jump on the platform to the right I think I know why you couldn't defeat the boss Next up is an ice world...
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You have a life bar (which is really useful in these levels), but it has nothing to do with the crystals you collect. You simply lose them all when you die
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You can jump on the platform to the right I think I know why you couldn't defeat the boss Next up is an ice world...
You can't access any platform when the boss is hiding and you're on the ground
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You can't access any platform when the boss is hiding and you're on the ground
Sure you can, otherwise you wouldn't be able to finish the boss. The platform on the right side (under which Crooaa is hinding) is lower than the middle one and you can jump on it. Well, I finished the boss, so maybe you better believe me
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