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View Poll Results: Giana Sisters - Do You Like
Yes it's cool 32 41.56%
Yes and it's better than Mario! 20 25.97%
Yes but Martio is better 19 24.68%
Nah it's a pile of sh!t 6 7.79%
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Old 10 May 2008, 20:55   #1
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Giana Sisters

hi all played Giana Sisters today for the first time.
what a game a bit to much like mario but i thing if i played this first i would say mario was to much like this, but any way i put it and had a go but it wouldn't work on my 1200 just got to some color changes on the screen but put the same disk in my 500 and bang it worked.
2 hours had gone by but hay if i wasn't doing that ill be doing the garden lol

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Old 10 May 2008, 21:36   #2
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ugh, color me stupid but I have big troubles reading that. I need punctuation dude
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hi all played Giana Sisters today for the first time.
what a game a bit to much like mario but i thing if i played this first i would say mario was to much like this, but any way i put it and had a go but it wouldn't work on my 1200 just got to some color changes on the screen but put the same disk in my 500 and bang it worked.
2 hours had gone by but hay if i wasn't doing that ill be doing the garden lol
to play it on 1200 you need an hd and whdload
OR a degrader and softkicker (like tude from aminet) with a500 kickstart1.3,
OR a version fixed to work on AGA KS3+ machines
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Old 11 May 2008, 05:17   #4
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great game... could play this without losing my first life... put this down to the fact I cdn't get past a certain jump on stage 30 or 31... kept hitting my head until I realised I could ease off on the up pressure and cut the length/height of my jump and slip in to the tunnel entrance...

after finishing the game I devoted the following months to trying to get the best score I could... deliberately dying in screens prior to large hidden crystal rooms... I remember achieving 89,000 or there abouts but never quite hitting 90,000

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iv been thinking about getting whdload. seems like every ones using it, is it worth getting it?
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Old 11 May 2008, 16:01   #6
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iv been thinking about getting whdload. seems like every ones using it, is it worth getting it?
You have a nice A1200 machine. Yes, it is worth for sure.
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Old 12 May 2008, 00:44   #7
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I have always deplored this game.
Why would anyone play this, SM Bros. is far superior.
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I have always deplored this game.
Why would anyone play this, SM Bros. is far superior.

If I remember correctly it's exactly the same as SMB 1. Cause SMB was never released on the Amiga Giana Sisters was very popular. I have played it on my C64 and than on the Amiga and really liked it. Later on when I played SMB with an emulator I recognized that Giana Sisters is a ripoff, but it's still a great game
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I have always deplored this game.
Why would anyone play this, SM Bros. is far superior.
Wrong. Giana Sisters has better graphics, sound and level design.
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Old 12 May 2008, 12:28   #10
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It is a matter of opinion, I suppose: there is no right or wrong.

Just less uninformed opinions: mine.

I find the controls sluggish and the graphics/sounds characterless. And relatively speaking, it is not technically/artistically superior.
(And the Amiga has better scrolling platformers than this shameless clone, in my opinion.)
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but it's game from 1988
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Japanese (and US) release of SMB was 1985...
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I think s2325 meant on the Amiga there was no game like it before 1988.
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I don't like platforms, but I ever loved Great Giana Sisters. I think it worths a try for ever arcade games fan.
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since everyone is voicing an opinion, i'm with oneshotdead - a shameless and awful clone , but i cant stand mario games either.

my favourite thing about this game is the cracktro - and i'm usually no fan of those either.
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since everyone is voicing an opinion, i'm with oneshotdead - a shameless and awful clone , but i cant stand mario games either.

my favourite thing about this game is the cracktro - and i'm usually no fan of those either.
Well, it's a clone, buit it is more difficult than Super Mario Bross and more fast: you have less time to end levels.
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I like it, so I decided to add a poll

My vote reflects the fact I played it far more than any of the mario games, which I tired of quickly!
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It's one of the most overrated Amiga games, in my opinion...
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Giana was cool on C64, definitely not on Amiga. I've never played Mario.
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