Dream a little beautiful but busy dream with me.
A bit of a history lesson for you guys and gals here. The original Giana Sisters, which released in 1987, had clear inspiration from Super Mario Bros., even taking the game's first level and basically making a carbon copy of it. The Amiga game saw a sequel on the Nintendo DS, which also skewed close to Nintendo's smash hit. Now, with a whole new console game with Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams, the similarities to Super Mario Bros. are pretty much gone. What you're left with is a challenging, sometimes unfairly so, 2D platformer with some genuinely clever ideas.
|Punk Giana's world is full of whimsy and wonder.|
|Cute Giana's world is dark and foreboding.|
|She's like modern Sonic the Hedgehog with this homing-like attack!|
|These platforms spin one way in the light world|
while spinning the other in the dark world.
|Though having astonishing visuals, they can be just as|
big of an enemy as the actual baddies on screen!
|Having crystals sometimes be used as scenery when they often equate|
to death otherwise is certainly questionable as a design choice.
|It's no day at the beach with all the hazards around.|
[SPC Says: C+]